University Centre Grimsby

Health and Social Care University Centre Grimsby Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

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The programme aims to deliver a foundation degree that will provide a challenging and high quality academic grounding for existing and future practitioners in the social care sector. It seeks to do this by encouraging students to develop a critical understanding of Social Care practice. It aims to facilitate opportunities for students to develop their conceptual understanding in order to be able to critically evaluate research, scholarship, and different policies, practices and approaches to the social care sector, and apply the knowledge gained from this to their own future practice.
As part of the degree students will also have the opportunity to access a relevant vocational placement, which will give you valuable experience within this sector. The programme aims to deliver a foundation degree that will provide a challenging and high quality academic grounding for existing and future practitioners in the social care sector. It seeks to do this by encouraging students to develop a critical understanding of social care practice. It aims to facilitate opportunities for students to develop their conceptual understanding in order that they are able to critically evaluate research, scholarship, and different policies, practices and approaches to the social care sector, and apply the knowledge gained from this to their own future practice.
The programme aims to develop understandings of the key concept and theoretical approaches that have developed in relation to the changing nature of the social care sector; so that students can actively understand the changing nature of their own practice. The programme also aims to offer students the opportunity to understand and demonstrate the relationships between social class, gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexuality and other areas of diversity in relation to the provisions in social care. Also to gain an understanding of the nature and appropriate use of research strategies and methods in relation to issues of social relationship and their effect on the development and delivery of social care. All of which will help to each student to be prepared for working within the social care sector.

Course details

Modules

In year one of study, students will investigate the development of society and as a result the need for social care by undertaking critical modules in social policy, lifespan development and health and society. The students will also be introduced via Work Based Learning to wider transferable skills that will support their personal, academic and professional development.
Following this in year two, students will progress to evaluate the impact that legislation and person centred planning has on social care service users as well as investigating the impact that a changing society and social care provision can have on a diverse range of service users.


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 A29B
Institution code G80
Campus name Nuns Corner Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits

Students are also required to hold English and Maths no lower than functional skills level 2. All applicants will be required to undertake a target skills assessment as part of their admissions process.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to include evidence of relevant practice experience in sector.

In line with the widening participation brief, the Institute will also encourage applications from non-standard students who lack formal Institutional qualifications. All applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant practice experience. In this instance this piece of work will be a 1500 word essay. All applicants will be required to undertake a target skills assessment as part of their admissions process.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,500 Year 1
EU £8,500 Year 1
England £8,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,500 Year 1
Scotland £8,500 Year 1
Wales £8,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. DBS Certificate is required for all students on enrolment, at a cost of £44.

Provider information

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University Centre Grimsby
Nuns Corner
Grimsby
DN34 5BQ


Clearing contact details

HE Admissions Office

Course contact details

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0800 315 002


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