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Health and Social Care Practice (Top up) BA (Hons)

Key Facts

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Start Dates: Feb,Oct
Attendance: Part-time evening
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 15 Months
UCAS Code:L590
Campus Location: Tresham College (Study Centre)

About the course

The course has been designed for Foundation Degree/HND students who wish to build upon and continue their health can social cares studies at Level 6.

The course will further develop your knowledge and understanding of health and social care practice within the wider social, policy, legal and organisation environment within which they are situated.

The course enables a deeper and critical engagement with subjects. Level 6 continues to have a strong work-based learning strand and will enable you to further develop a range of transferable, professional and employability-enhancing skills needed for effective practice.


Area of study are expected to include:

  • Developing a critical perspective on current issues in the human services
  • Leadership, management and multi-agency working in the human services
  • Practice-based research in health and social care (including developing a practice-based project proposal)

  • Our research involving robots, shows that they can improve mental health and loneliness in the elderly
  • Courses developed in partnership with practice agencies
  • 91% satisfaction with Health and Social Care, NSS 2020

Units

  • Developing Practice-Based Project Proposals In Health And Social Care (ASS059-3) Compulsory
  • Innovation And Service Development In Practice (ASS061-3) Compulsory
  • Leadership And Management In The Human Services (ASS062-3) Compulsory
  • Practice-Based Enquiry In Health And Social Care (ASS063-3) Compulsory
  • Safeguarding In Health And Social Care Practice (ASS064-3) Compulsory
  • Care Of Older People: Health And Social Care In An Ageing Society (ASS058-3) Optional
  • Disability Politics And Protest (ASS060-3) Optional

A range of assessment methods are used to enable you to meet the course learning outcomes and graduate impact statements including: reports (project and work-based), portfolios, oral presentations and taking part in a case conference. Assessments will also develop key skills needed for working in health and social care fields, such as the ability to communicate clearly, reflect and self-appraise practice as an independent learner, and to be a team player. Any group work used is individually assessed. The `Developing Practice-based Project Proposals in Health and Social Care and `Practice-based Enquiry in Health and Social Care units in combination allow you to undertake an in-depth project and communicate knowledge, findings and outcomes demonstrating your ability to implement and deliver a self-directed, complex and solution focused task. Formative assessments enable you to gain feedback from your unit tutor, and on occasions, peers, aimed at supporting your learning and progress towards the summative assessment. There will be often input from employers and/or work place mentors during the assessment process dependent upon specific arrangements made in the unit. You will be required to ensure that the work you submit for assessment is your own. All coursework submitted is subject to university procedures for the detection of plagiarism.

Entry Requirements

This course is for applicants with a related Foundation Degree or Higher Education qualification wishing to top up to the full BA/BSc degree.


 

 

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

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Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student