This top-up degree provides you with a sound and critical understanding of health & social care policy, theory and practice, as well as the skills you need for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. You will also 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. In addition, you will have the opportunity to research areas of personal interest in the Health and Social Care sector.
The modules studied may include:
• Advanced Interpersonal Skills
• Critical Practice
• Evidence in Practice
• Counselling Theory
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Teaching and Assessment
Assessment is largely via coursework, tests of knowledge and understanding and written assignments – reflective essays, project reports, presentations. We offer comprehensive study skills support throughout your time at College in order to help maximise your chances of success. Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers.
This course will open up a variety of career paths in the health & social care sectors, and give you the potential to work in a managerial or supervisory capacity. You could become a Registered Manager in a children’s or adult setting, a Family Support Worker, Residential Care Worker – Children and Adult Services, Youth Worker, Learning Support Worker or Assistant Social Worker. Post-graduate qualifications such as a PGCE are also a possibility.
Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline.
You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to commencing any work placement.