Social Care Practice (Wales) (T34) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Social Care Practice (Wales) (T34)

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Course summary

This certificate explores ideas about what social care and social work are – using case studies with children, older people, mental health communities, children with disabilities and people with learning disabilities to apply learning to practice contexts. You’ll also build key skills in information and communication technologies, digital and information literacy and reflective writing. Key features of the course

  • Considers the nature of social work and social care, and encourages you to apply learning to practice
  • Builds key skills in information and communication technologies, information literacy and reflective writing
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study
  • Offers support and encouragement if you want to use Welsh in your studies


This certificate of higher education has one stage, comprising 120 credits. You’ll investigate the organisation of social care in the UK and of the different components of good social work practice, through real-life case studies. Key concepts around communication will open up your thinking about how professional practice is informed and underpinned by theory, and you’ll make connections between your studies and your own personal and professional experience.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entry requirements to study this certificate, but you will need to have current experience of working or volunteering in a social care setting. You will need to speak to the Wales Faculty to check that your experience is suitable – you can do this by contacting [email protected]

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Social Care Practice (Wales) (T34) at Open University - UCAS