University Centre Weston

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

Health and Social Care Practice

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Course summary

This course has been designed with employers in the sector to help their staff respond to challenges in the years ahead. The course is mapped to a Higher Apprenticeship standard and aims to bring those already employed in a suitable setting up to the standard required to work as band 4 Assistant Practitioners, who play a vital role in delivering support and clinical practice in both nursing and allied health areas. In addition to your weekly classroom-based study of your foundation degree modules, you will develop your practice through work-based learning, with a particular focus on the values and behaviours expected of Assistant Practitioners, which include compassion and commitment.

Course details


Year 1: Essentials of Health and Disease (30 credits) Foundations of Practice (30 credits) Holistic Approaches to Care (30 credits) Person-centred Practice (30 credits) Year 2: Evidencing Work-based Learning (15 credits) Extending Practice (30 credits) Foundations of Assessment for Assistant Practitioners (15 credits) Managing Long-term Conditions (15 credits) Research Methods in Health and Social Care (15 credits) Quality Enhancement in Practice (30 credits)

Assessment method

This course has an average of 7.5 hours of scheduled teaching per week. Assessment is via a combination of written exams, practical exams and coursework.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

A related Level 3 qualification, or a related Advanced Apprenticeship, or equivalent. Applicants will also need Level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

International Students are required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit prior to a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) being issued. The remaining 50% is payable at enrolment with UCW.
Health and Social Care Practice at University Centre Weston - UCAS