University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This 'top-up' degree is designed for those who already hold a relevant Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or other relevant Level 5 qualification. It provides you with a sound and critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, as well as the skills you need for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment.
You will learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services; and gain the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice. In addition, you will have the opportunity to research areas of personal interest in the Health and Social Care sector within your dissertation.
This course will open up a variety of career paths in the health and social care sectors, and give you the potential to work in a managerial or supervisory capacity. You could become a Registered Manager in a children's or adult setting, family support worker, residential care worker in children or adult services, youth worker, learning support worker or assistant social worker. Post-graduate qualifications in Social Work or Teaching (PGCE) are also a possibility
Modules may include:
•Advanced interpersonal Skills
•Evidence in Practice
Assessment is largely via coursework, and written assignments – reflective essays, project reports, and presentations. Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Taunton Campus|
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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. Students also require GCSE at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) in English and Maths or equivalent Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)