This course is designed to develop your knowledge of health and social care, and the wider social, policy, legal and organisational environment within which they are situated both within the UK and internationally.
You will study areas including sociology of health, public health, mental health, disability, multi-agency working as well as welfare and social care issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups.
There is a strong employability focus at all levels of the course which will enable you to develop a range of transferable skills to enhance your employability.
Apply Via - UCAS
Course Level - Undergraduate
Campus Location - Central Bedfordshire College
Start Dates - Oct
Duration - 2 Years
Attendance - Full-time | Part-time
Why choose this course?
Areas of study may include:
Investigating social life
Communicating in health and social care organisations
Health And Social Care Practice Skills (ASS078-1) Compulsory
Introducing Health And Social Care (ASS080-1) Compulsory
Introduction To Academic Study And Work-Based Learning In Health And Social Care (ASS079-1) Compulsory
The Law And Contemporary Social Issues (ASS081-1) Compulsory
Understanding The Human Services (ASS066-1) Compulsory
Comparing Health And Welfare Systems Globally (ASS087-2) Compulsory
Evidence-Based Health And Social Care Practice (ASS088-2) Compulsory
Managing Work-Based Projects In Health And Social Care (ASS089-2) Compulsory
Mental Health And Society (ASS091-2) Compulsory
Multi-Agency Working In Practice (ASS090-2) Compulsory
How will I be assessed?
The assessments are closely aligned to the course learning outcomes and graduate impact statements with a range of assessment methods, for example, action plans, reports, case studies, posters, portfolios, self-reviews, oral presentations, and closed book examinations.
Assessments will also develop key skills needed for working in health and social care settings, such as the ability to communicate clearly, self-appraise practice and be a team player. Most units include elements of individual and group activity to reflect the type of work undertaken in an organisation though if group work is used as part of the unit's assessment strategy, it is primarily individually assessed often with a requirement for reflection on the process and learning from collaborative work. You will also be assessed in your ability to become an independent learner, to reflect and to self-appraise your skills development and evaluate your learning and its relevance to professional and vocational practice using evidence from your course work and workplace.
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.
You will be given feedback from your tutors and on occasions, from peers, indicating your strengths and areas for improvement aimed at supporting your learning and progress towards future assessments. There will be often input from employers, supervisor and/or work place mentor during the assessment process dependent upon specific arrangements made in any unit.
A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.
Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.
As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.
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.
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.
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.