University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Health and Social Care: Practice Development (Top up)

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Practice Development is a top-up degree for health and social care workers who have studied to diploma level. Course Overview Your programme “will include content which is relevant to the world of work, emphasising problem-solving and the interaction of theory and practice. It will challenge you intellectually, promoting independence and confidence” (University of Cumbria, Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy [LTA] 2017-22). Equally focussing upon one of the key themes from the same strategy we aim to “provide an environment for the development of professionally relevant, research informed and innovative programmes”. This theme not only provides a foundation for your chosen area of study, but it also recognises the importance of using a clear educational curriculum model and framework to structure your programme, with you as the learner being central to this process. Focussing on the knowledge and skills required for your employment, the curriculum accommodates the latest contemporary practice developments, key elements of reflective practice and transformative learning. Our University of Cumbria graduate attributes recognise the importance of you being “self-reliant, adaptable and flexible” in your thinking and practice. This will be reflected in developing and enhancing your skills of enquiry and encouraging you to be “open to change” embracing the principles which underpin transformative learning. Our collaborative approach to learning has underpinned Practice Development programmes for many years and moving forward together we can support you as you adopt and benefit from the transformative learning process, which indicates an ongoing change and reflects the importance of life-long learning. In the case of the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Practice Development you will be required to complete the following modules. Following completion of Level 6 study, the framework facilitates seamless progression to Level 7 study including PGCert, PGDip and MSc Practice Development Year one

  • Applied Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice
  • Communication Skills in Health and Social Care
  • Collaborative Working in Health and Social Care
  • Contemporary Approaches and Fundamental Principles of Safeguarding across the Lifespan
  • Managing Self and Others
  • Negotiated Learning

Course details

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
London - Tower Hamlets
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests


Institutions Own Test (IOT)

There will be a diagnostic assessment as part of the interview

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Health and Social Care: Practice Development (Top up) at University of Cumbria - UCAS