Overview: With an ageing population and the increasing needs of the health and social care industry, there is a growing demand for people qualified to degree level. Further development of staff is a key ambition in the industry which needs to continuously develop its workforce to ensure it meets ever-changing regulatory and safety standards. The BA (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top-up) allows students to consolidate their vocational experience and extend their knowledge and skills from their previous L5 qualification. By introducing a research element, it allows you to undertake academic research in the health and social care field through your dissertation, giving you valuable insight into your chosen field or interest and boosting your career prospects.
In today's fast-changing care sector, professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible to succeed. This degree provides a sound and critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, and the skills you need for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. You’ll learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services; and gain the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice.
Entry Requirements: Is a subject specific L5 qualification (Such as a HND, or a Foundation Degree) and we will also consider applications from mature students with industry experience or other accredited prior learning (APL). Our HE IELTS score entry requirements are 6.5
UCAS CODE: J7G9
Modules Dissertation (40 credits) Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (20 credits) Life Cycle Perspectives on Quality of Life (20 credits) The Sociology of Health and Illness (20 credits) Mental Health and Reflective Practice (20 credits)
Assessment: We will always assess students through a variety of methods and learning styles, this includes assessments such as interviews, written submissions, research proposals and presentations.
Validating Partner: This programme is validated by the Open University
Contact Hours: Timetabled sessions equate to nine hours a week, there will be expected self-directed study and an additional commitment to which will equate to a total of 15 hours per week.
Level 5 Subject Specific Qualification (HE Top Ups Only), IELTS Score: 6.5 Although we use UCAS points as a guide for students coming straight from school or college, for us, what you've achieved in the past isn't nearly as important as what we believe you can achieve in the future and we excel at providing the support that helps students succeed, regardless of their previous academic background
In addition: The programme is designed to provide an articulation route for students progressing from a L5 qualification in Health and Social Care.