Burnley College

BA (Hons) Community and Social Care Policy and Practice Burnley College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

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This course is designed to enable students to develop a critical understanding of policy and practice, through the provision of a range of challenging modules and learning experiences, relevant to the future needs of students considering employment or further study in the areas of community and social care practice.

This degree programme will:

  • Enable students to critically analyse the contribution of a range of social, behavioural and political concepts and apply to community and social care policy and practice

  • Enable students to develop knowledge, personal skills and personal interests in areas relevant to community and social care policy and practice

  • Enable students to develop a critical understanding of policy and practice, through the provision of a range of challenging modules and learning experiences, relevant to the future needs of students considering employment or further study in the areas of community and social care practice

  • Develop skills of research analysis, reflection and evaluation and apply these skills in community practice and service development

  • Foster through teaching and learning opportunities and assessment, the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written work

The course aims to ensure students are knowledgeable, skilled and prepared to work in varied and changing world of community and social care. subject areas include working with individuals, families and communities, community development, study skills and information management.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 (Burnley) - Introduction to Community Practice: Research and Development; Society in Focus: A Sociological Understanding; Communication and Social Media Skills in Social Care; Contextualising Welfare 1: The Development of British Social Policy; Contextualising Welfare 2: Theories, Concepts and Issues. Year 2 (Preston) - Compulsory Modules - Working in Community Practice: Research and Development; Social Care: Theory and Practice; Power, Oppression and Society; Management, Markets and Delivering Welfare; Comparative Social Welfare. Optional Modules (choose 1) - Health, Ageing and Social Care; Drugs and Society; Safeguarding Children and Young People; Difference, Diversity and Inclusive Practice; 'Race', Racism and Ethnicity; Student Initiated Module; Social Pedagogy; International Social Policy: Studying Abroad Year 3 (Preston) - Compulsory Modules - Single or Double Dissertation or Community Research Project; Applied Community Practice: Research and Development; Critical Social Policy. Optional Modules - Disability Studies; Crime and Society; Social Enterprise and Community Management; Poverty, Homelessness and Supported Housing; Working with People with Learning Disabilities; Youth Matters; Gender Issues; Mental Health and Social Care; Racism and Social Welfare; Social Theory: textual Analysis; Student Initiated Module; Allied Subjects; Social Policy; Sociology; Children, Schools and Families; Community Development; Social Work; Health and Social Care; Politics

Assessment method

Assessment strategies are varied and include poster presentations, essays, case studies, community studies and work based learning portfolios.


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 HW02
Institution code B69
Campus name Burnley College
Campus code A

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 104 - 112 points Entry requirements for the foundation year are 64 UCAS points.

We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. Because the course requires students to undertake a work placement, which may involve work with children or vulnerable adults, applicants who are not already in relevant employment will be required to obtain a Statement of Disclosure (DBS), for which a processing fee will be payable. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate. Further years at Preston will cost £9,250 per year.

Provider information

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Burnley College
Princess Way
Burnley
Lancashire
BB12 0AN


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