Overview The BA (Hons) Adult Social Care (Level 6 top-up) degree is a one-year full time programme of study, and has been developed to equip you with the knowledge and skills that are needed in today’s care workforce. We have worked closely with employers and key stakeholders to ensure the subjects covered within this top-up degree programme align with key priorities within the adult social care sector. This programme provides a progression for those students who wish to top-up their Foundation Degree or equivalent Level 5 qualification, to a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) degree. Why Choose this Course? This one day a week programme is characterised by its Vocational focus and provides an important grounding in social science perspectives, to inform your practice as a health and social care professional. In addition to subject specific knowledge you will develop skills in critical thinking and analysis, problem solving, presentation skills, and direct work with individuals and groups. The programme is relevant for both experienced practitioners and those who are contemplating a career in adult social care. Entry Requirements: ● A Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or other Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject, for example an HND in Health and Social Care ● Be employed or doing voluntary work in a Health and Social Care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week is essential ● Have the support of their employer or voluntary setting (unless self-employed) ● A satisfactory enhanced DBS check. Structure The top up year contains a range of core and optional modules focusing on more complex work with adults. In addition you will complete an independent research project on a topic of your choice, this will allow you to draw from your growing theoretical knowledge and complete empirical research supported by a supervisor. Core modules: ● Dissertation ● The Resilient Reflective Practitioner ● Working with Complex Situations. Optional modules: ● International Perspectives and Human Rights ● Advocacy and Social Justice ● Management and Social Enterprise Skills ● Mentoring Teaching and Learning Your course will include psychological, historical, cultural, sociological, sociopolitical and philosophical viewpoints, delivered through a combination of taught sessions and employer-supported work-based learning, giving you an ideal combination of learning methods. Assessment You will be assessed using a variety of methods, including essays, reports, case studies, an open-book exam, individual and group presentations and a Dissertation. Industry Links We have links with a variety of health care providers, giving students access to real-life best practice, and current policy and legislative requirements. Progression The BA (Hons) in Adult Social Care will enable you to work at a higher/management level within the social care sector, or progress on to studying a relevant Masters level degree. Depending on the degree classification achieved, graduates may also apply to the Government’s Step Up to Social Work programme, to undertake a 14-month full-time programme of study for trainee social workers, to qualify with a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work. About Us Our campus has a range of modern facilities to enhance students learning experience including music recording studios, gym facilities, a nursery, to our own working restaurant and beauty salon and much more. There are frequent buses from the surrounding areas and local train stations in Havant and Cosham. Located off Junction 4 of the A3(M), the College has free onsite parking.
Core modules: ● Dissertation ● The Resilient Reflective Practitioner ● Working with Complex Situations. Optional modules: ● International Perspectives and Human Rights ● Advocacy and Social Justice ● Management and Social Enterprise Skills ● Mentoring.
You will be assessed using a variety of methods, including essays, reports, case studies, an open-book exam, individual and group presentations and a Dissertation.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is only available to UK residents
Entry onto this course requires a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
Additional entry requirements
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