Newcastle College University Centre

Health and Social Care Newcastle College University Centre Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Newcastle College Group


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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This course is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in the health and care sector, working with children, young people, adults and the elderly. The modules provide a good grounding in aspects of community, health and education, as well as helping you develop skills in social policies and modern social issues. You will be offered the opportunity to study additional qualifications including first aid, a mandatory requirement for all practitioners working in the sector. You are advised to complete work placement for a minimum of 100 hours each year with charitable organisations, public, private and voluntary organisations or primary education/childcare provider. Previous graduates have secured employment in roles including family support workers, drug and alcohol support workers and working within the NHS. You may wish to progress onto our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top-Up) degree or our BSc (Hons) Public Health (Top-Up) degree

Course details


Year One: Academic Study Skills, Equality and Diversity in Practice, Foundations of Health & Social Care, Life Course Approaches to Health and Social Care, working with Individuals, Organisations and Groups, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Work Related Learning. Year Two: Critical Perspectives of Mental Health, Disability and Activities of Living, Professional Development, safeguarding within Health & Social Care, Working with Children, Young People and Families, Work-Based Learning.

Assessment method

You’ll learn through lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work, reflective accounts and research and devote approximately 12 hours per week to independent study. You will be assessed through essays, research projects, presentations and assignments.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 L540
Institution code N23
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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma Please e-mail
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C(4) in Maths and English Language.
Scottish Advanced Higher CC

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory DBS clearance will be required to undertake
this course and must be obtained within the first month of
joining the course.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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.

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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Newcastle College University Centre
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

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