Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Abertay University (formerly University of Abertay Dundee)

Social Care Management

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Social Care Management degree is a professional qualification designed to provide the core skills and necessary professional knowledge to work as manager in the social care sector. This degree is designed for people with a relevant HNC, so you’ll join in year two and study for three years. The course meets the requirements of the SVQ Care Services Leadership and Management at Level 10. We’ll develop your social care knowledge and management skills, so you’re equipped manage a team who are meeting the complex needs of people in diverse and often vulnerable situations. You'll: Develop an in-depth knowledge of social care provision and policy in Scotland. Gain professional leadership and management skills. Apply your learning in real world situations through work placements. Teaching is mostly online, with one day per fortnight on campus. This means if you’re already working in the sector you can upskill and work at the same time. You’ll learn from real life experiences via guest lecturers and case studies coming from social workers, charge nurses, voluntary sector service managers and more. Getting out into the workplace is an essential part of this practical degree. The second year weekly work placements will give you the confidence to thrive when faced with professional challenges. You’ll graduate with essential management skills, such as the ability to organise and lead a team, communicate sensitively and effectively, and manage projects and information efficiently. This is a top-up degree for holders of a relevant Higher National Certificate (HNC) and is jointly delivered by Abertay University and Fife College. The degree will be delivered on Abertay University’s city centre campus in Dundee. The majority of learning resources will be accessed online with each module typically having three x 3-hour sessions on campus. Teaching on campus will be one day per fortnight. In the second year of the degree, students will also be expected to complete 22 days of placement across terms 1 and 2. However, for those working in the social care sector already, the placement can be based in their workplace.


You must study, and pass, all seven Year 2 core modules:- SCR240 Theories for Practice; SCR241 Influences on Health and Wellbeing; BMT213 Theory and Practice in Human Resource Management; SCR242 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health and Social Care; SCR243 Leading and Managing Risk; SOC231 Social Dimension of Care and SOC232 Diversity and Difference in Social Care.

Assessment method

You'll learn through a combination of online lectures, practical classes, seminars, tutorials, and independent study. You’ll be assessed using a variety of methods. These include examinations and class tests, practical work placements, essays, presentations, research projects and case studies.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

SQA Higher National Certificate (HNC) or BTEC Level 4 in either Social Care, Social Services, Care and Administrative Practice (Clinical route), Working with Communities, Early Education and Childcare, Additional Support Needs.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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Social Care Management at Abertay University - UCAS