Weymouth College

Professional Development (Health & Community Studies) Weymouth College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth

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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (Health and Community) Top Up is designed to be the springboard to a professional career in the health, social care or educational sector.

It draws together theory and practice and is aimed at those who enjoy working with people, want to work in the ‘caring professions’ and wish to gain a relevant academic qualification. It is equally suited to those who want to keep their options open and those who may already have some idea of where their career aspirations lie.

Key principles of inclusion, development and partnership underpin the content of the course and our philosophy in working with students. The course will be particularly relevant for you if you are interested in widening your career opportunities as it is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and workplace learning to enable you to work effectively within the sector.

Additionally, students will be expected to undertake work experience within the sector, reflecting upon their existing and developing skills and qualities within their modules to fully enhance their personal learning journey.

The qualification content is dynamic and responsive to trends in the health and social care sector, ensuring student knowledge and experiences are contemporary and relevant. The Programme endeavours to have small group sizes, allowing a personal approach to tuition. The flexible delivery of the programme enables students to work and learn at the same time.

Course details

Modules

The following modules may be subject to change:
Dissertation (40 credits)
Academic Skills for Study (20 credits)
Global and Contemporary Issues (20 credits)
Leadership and Management (20 credits)
Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion (20 credits)

Assessment method

The course provides an academically rigorous and vocationally relevant student experience. Students engage in work-based experiential learning at level 6 enabling them to explore potential career aspirations and build experience in the workplace. These opportunities aim to ‘embed’ issues of theory, welfare provision and policy into day to day practice, and enable students to gain valuable experience in a work-based setting, extend their employability and gain access to potential employers.

You will study a number of compulsory modules with the opportunity to develop areas of interest and specialism through a series of options.

Throughout the programme there is a combination of formative and summative assessments. Summative assessment is through a combination of ‘standard’ and extended essays; individual and group presentations; group reports; the dissertation; and examinations.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L510
Institution code W66
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points Normal minimum entry requirements are at least 80 UCAS Points at Level 3 together with successful completion of a relevant Level 5 Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma

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

https://www.weymouth.ac.uk/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,650 Whole course
EU £6,650 Whole course
International £6,650 Whole course
England £6,650 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6,650 Whole course
Scotland £6,650 Whole course
Wales £6,650 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Weymouth College
Cranford Avenue
Weymouth
DT4 7LQ


Course contact details

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01305 761100

Fax: 01305 208892


Roz Osborne HE Registrar