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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.
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.
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|Campus name||Nuns Corner Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
|Channel Islands||£8,500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,500||Year 1|
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