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Across the UK, the health and social care agenda is a key political issue and there is increasing integration within health and social care fields, which will continue to grow. As a result of this, the sector is seeing the emergence of new and innovative roles that cross traditional career boundaries to ensure seamless and relevant health, wellbeing and social care services. Health and social care related roles within third sector, private and Local Authority provision are increasingly held by people who do not work within ‘traditional’ roles such as nursing or social work but which require understanding of the needs of those within the community, particularly those for example with long term conditions, informal carers and the preventative role of public health initiatives.
The programme is also relevant to those already working in the field and who may be seeking supporting theoretical knowledge to ensure that their practice is contemporaneous and evidence based.
There are a range of assessments across the programme which ensure that each graduate has a full CV, offering a breadth of skills to potential employers within the sector. Graduates of this programme may also wish to top up to either of the dynamic new degree programmes and exit with a BSc.
The course is taught on 2 full days per week but students are expected to engage in both directed and independent study outside of these hours. Students will be assigned a personal tutor on enrolment who will support them throughout their time on the programme. The department operates an open door policy, meaning that students do not have to make an appointment in order to be able to access their personal tutor but are welcome to pop in. We also offer an established peer mentor system, so students can access support from fellow learners.
You can also choose to study this course as a two-year diploma (without a foundation year) Dip HE Health & Social Wellbeing UCAS code: 207G
YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)
The foundation course will raise student’s awareness of issues which impact upon the health and wellbeing of children, young people and adults. You’ll gain a basic understanding of the major body systems and appreciate the fundamental structure of the body. Students will also be provided with the important values which underpin safe and effective care for individuals.
The Skills You Need
Foundations of Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Introduction to Values in Caring
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
Professionalism and Communication
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)
In the second year, students undertake modules which will provide the foundation knowledge to enable you to explore key areas across the health sector.
Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
Introduction to Mental Wellbeing
Equality and Diversity
Study Skills and Self – development
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)
During the third year, students will be introduced to health policy and social prescribing. You will also learn about factors contributing to poor mental health across the lifespan and the impact of providing support to people who have long-term care needs. Work-based learning experience is also introduced at level 5.
Health and Social Policy in Wellbeing
Mental Health Across the Lifespan
Support and Empowerment in Health and Wellbeing
Personal and Professional Development
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Reflecting the diversity of skills required by employers, the course employs a range of assessment strategies including presentations, information leaflets and case studies. We work closely with the disability support team to ensure that assessments also meet student needs.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
The course is taught on 2 full days per week but students are expected to engage in independent study outside of these hours. Students will be assigned a personal tutor on enrolment who will support them throughout their time at Glyndwr University. The department operates an open door policy, meaning that students do not have to make an appointment in order to be able to access their personal tutor but are welcome to pop in.
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our website (student support section) has more information on the help available.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||
Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed.
The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|AS||Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.|
Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice and guidance.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.