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 variety of optional modules to choose from, ranging from issues of wellbeing to 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 Mental Wellbeing to Learning Disability or Criminology, 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
- Award-winning university – Study at the highest-ranking university in the region according to student choice (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023)
- Health promotion specialist
- Family support worker
- Community education officer
- Community development worker
- Learning mentor
- Advice worker
- Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course
- Counselling and Guidance Skills
- Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
- Criminology and Offender Management
- Learning Disability
- Mental Wellbeing
- Research in Health and Social Care Practice
Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk TEACHING Example of a typical teaching week (up to 11 contact hours):
- Large group teaching – 5 hours
- Smaller group teaching – 3 hours
- Tutorials – 3 hours
- Field trips and visits
- Coursework – 80%
- Practical assessment – 20%
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.
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]
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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
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Fees and funding
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