University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Health and Social Care Top-up

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Course summary

OVERVIEW Are you passionate about supporting others in their greatest time of need? Do you want a career that makes a real difference in people’s lives? Our Health and Social Care top-up degree course will enhance your skills and knowledge to help you open the door to an extremely rewarding career meeting the care needs of others in society. Designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5), our Health and Social Care top-up course expands upon your current understanding of how to support a wide variety of people, including the most vulnerable individuals and those with complex care needs. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge fundamental to meeting the health and care needs of society as a whole, adapting to the latest changes in this dynamic sector. To enable you to tailor your studies in line with your career aims, our top-up degree offers you a wide variety of optional modules to choose from, ranging from issues of wellbeing and community development to counselling, learning disabilities and working with offenders. You will also study a topic of your choice in depth for your final research project, as well as boosting your real-world experience on a work placement. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Specialise your studies – From Counselling and Guidance Skills to Youth and Community Development or Offender Management, choose from our optional modules to tailor your learning
  • Work placement – Gain valuable real-world experience by undertaking a work placement as part of your top-up course
  • In-depth research – Carry out your own in-depth research project on a topic that interests you and is relevant to your career aspirations
  • Expert tuition – Receive support and teaching from expert staff with a wealth of vocational experience in the health and social care sector
PLACEMENTS As part of the top-up course, you will complete 200 hours on work placement with one of our industry partners. Employers we have worked with include Barnardo's, Birmingham Women's & Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Anchor Homes, Heartlands Resource Centre and Wilson Stuart School. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Family support worker
  • Community education officer
  • Community development worker
  • Learning mentor
  • Advice worker
You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

  • Contemporary Issues in Social Context
Plus two options from:
  • Mental Wellbeing
  • Youth and Community Development
  • Healthy Communities
  • Managing Mentoring
  • Professional Management in Health and Social Care
  • Counselling and Guidance Skills
  • Offender Management
  • Learning Disability
Plus one option from:
  • Professional Engagement
- Research Project (SEHC)

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this course:

  • Coursework – 80%
  • Practical assessment – 20%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.


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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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 protected] 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: [email protected] International: [email protected]

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

https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/top-up/health-and-social-care/health-and-social-care-bsc-(hons)-top-up.aspx


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

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
Health and Social Care Top-up at University College Birmingham - UCAS