University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Develop your skills and knowledge of social care through a blend of work-based learning and classroom teaching, on our popular degrees in Health and Social Care. This degree will provide you with up-to-date skills, knowledge and expertise to help you bring real value to your workplace. It will help you to develop best practice and give you experience of working within an inter-agency culture. You will be encouraged to reflect on your work in terms of your own values and moral framework. You will have an opportunity to explore key issues in the sector through teamwork activities, individual study and work placements. In your first year you will undertake two different work placements, and in your second year you will be assessed against the National Occupational Standards, thus achieving a QCF Health & Social Care Level 3 qualification.
Modules may include:
• Interpersonal Skills and Communication Strategies
• Applied Human Development
• Values, Morals and Ethics
• Introduction to Sociology
• Professional Development
• Managing Care Settings
• Evidence Based Practice
• Mental Health and Wellbeing
Assessment is largely via coursework, tests of knowledge and understanding and written assignments – reflective essays, project reports, and presentations. We offer comprehensive study skills support throughout your time at College in order to help maximise your chances of success. Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible 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||64 points|
|A level||64 UCAS tariff points at AS/A2 level (minimum 32 points at A2 level)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||64 UCAS points|
students are also required to have five GCSEs to include English Language Grade C or above
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7,800||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Thursday 15 August - 0800 - 2000 Friday 16 August - 0800 - 1800 Saturday 17 August - 1000 - 1400 week commencing 19 August - Monday - Thursday 0830 - 1700 Friday 0830 - 1630
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