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Course snapshot Working in health and social care is so much more than just a job. By taking UCB's Health and Social Care Top-up course, you will open the doors to an extremely rewarding career meeting the care needs of others in society. Supported by our purpose-built Health Hub and our strong links with industry to boost your real-world experience, you will put yourself in prime position to help meet the demand for highly qualified workers in this sector both in the UK and around the world. Who’s the course for? If you are looking to enter a professional career in health or social care and have studied a relevant subject before, this course is ideal for you. Why should I study the course?
- Delivered by expert staff with vocational experience and always adapting to relevant changes in the sector, our course takes a holistic view of health and social care, covering the broad skills and knowledge fundamental to the sector as a whole.
- The course offers a range of optional modules to allow you to specialise your knowledge, either in both health and social care or within one of these two areas.
- For your final project, you will have the chance to research a topic that interests you and is relevant to your personal or career interests.
- Your modules will be focused on a range of vocational areas that can be directly applied to working within the health and social care industry.
- Recovery and rehabilitation services
- Health promotion and education
- Offender management
- Guidance and counselling agencies
- Recovery and rehabilitation work
- Criminal justice
- Mental health support and advice
- Contemporary Issues in Social Context
- Professional Engagement
- Research Project (SEHC)
- End of Life Care
- Enhancing Employability for Professional Practice
- Counselling and Guidance Skills
- Learning Disability
- Mental Wellbeing
- Offender Management
- Professional Management in Health and Social Care
- Healthy Communities
- Managing Mentoring
- Teaching - Full-time route
- Large group teaching - 5 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
- Smaller group teaching - 3 hours of seminars in small groups discussing topics presented in lectures
- Tutorials - 3 hours including a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials per week
- Coursework - 80%
- Practical Assessment - 20%
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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 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
- **Transferring from another university** At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. - **What do I need to do?** To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> **https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply** Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE / IGCSE English A*-C or grade 9-4 or equivalent.|
|HND (BTEC)||P||A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Health and Social Care or Care in the community, with 240 credits.|
If you are unsure if your previous qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: email@example.com EU/international students Academic: European and International qualifications studied in a relevant subject matter will also be considered applicants will need to have achieved 120 ECTS or equivalent (European Credit Transfer) GCSE / IGCSE English language and maths grades A*-C or grade 9-4 or equivalent. If you are unsure if your previous qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email EU: firstname.lastname@example.org International: International@ucb.ac.uk
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
UCB English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|