It is anticipated that around 2 million people will need to be trained and recruited before 2022 as a result of the sector’s growth. The health and social care sector is the largest sector in the UK, employing over 4 million people. The industry plays a crucial role in supporting the economy by maintaining the physical and mental health of the wider workforce. Employers from the healthcare sector have been directly involved in the design of this course. Collaborations with these sector partners are used to explore those skill sets that employers are most interested in and to constantly ensure they are embedded within the delivery of the course. You will also benefit from lecturers who have significant industry experience. Our location in London, with world-class private and public healthcare, boasts more than 90 NHS hospitals and a host of private hospitals and social care organisations, offering you unrivalled opportunities in the sector. This course will provide you with a range of opportunities to develop the attitudes, abilities and competencies needed to work in a health and social care environment, both home and abroad. Today’s health and social care organisations are exciting, complex, and varied. Therefore, successful practitioners need to be innovative and resilient. This course will offer you opportunities to use real-life case studies that draw on prioritisation, negotiation, and care planning skills. You will graduate with a solid sectoral awareness and sound understanding of the interplay between health and social circumstances. This should enable you to take advantage of the many jobs skills that draw on these, and any entrepreneurial opportunities that the sector offers. The Extended Study Path (Health and Social Care) is an additional entry year available on our BSc Health and Social Care degree. The extended degree course has been specifically designed to ensure that candidates gain the skills needed to succeed at degree level. Modules help to develop skills in writing assignments, mathematics, computing, public speaking and presenting, whilst developing an understanding of the modern business world. Prospective students should expect to undertake significant amounts of reading and independent study outside of the classroom (approximately 12 hours per week during term time). This course has particular appeal for candidates who want a change in career and candidates wanting to return to education. Our innovative courses ensure that what you learn can be practically applied to the business world as well as preparing you to tackle the academic workload of a full degree course.
Foundation Year: Semester 1: Research Skills 1 Professional Communications Data Skills Personal Development in Professional Settings Semester 2: Research Skills 2 Global Debates The Pitch Project Year 1 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Academic and Professional Skills The Health and Social Care Professional Health and Safety in Care Settings Year 2 Lifecycle Development Principles and Practice of Safeguarding Mental Health and Wellbeing Health Promotion Sustainability in Career Development Year 3 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Comparative Healthcare Systems Leadership and Change Management Undergraduate Major Project (Healthcare)
Assessments are varied and take the form of written essays, reports, and business correspondence, as well as tests in mathematics and presentations. The Building a Business module is worth double credits and is assessed by a semester-long group project ending in delivering a business pitch in front of a panel. The best performing groups also then present their ideas to senior management. Students should expect to work on written assignments of 1000-3000 words for most modules, due in at the end of the semester.
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Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances. We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience. All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths. Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|