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Blackburn College

FdA Wellbeing and Social Care Practices

UCAS Code: LL51

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


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48

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2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Our Foundation Degree in Wellbeing and Social Care Practices is for those who are working in Wellbeing and Social Care settings and seeking promotion, or those wishing to enter these professions through gaining a highly respected qualification. This qualification has been revised for those starting in September 2016 and developing in line with the Care Act and current legislation.

Caring for others is an important and challenging vocation and one which provides increasing opportunities for employment and career progression. Emphasis is now being placed within the NHS, Social Services, private and voluntary agencies on the education and training of care workers who are not professionally registered, to enable them to contribute to the improvement in the quality and performance of the care services. Similarly, the aging population in the UK is leading to an increased demand for suitably qualified professionals in the sector. This means job opportunities and the opportunities for career progression are plentiful.

This course has been developed by University Centre at Blackburn College in partnership with Lancaster University. It is designed to equip you with the values, knowledge and skills that can be utilised and are specifically relevant to employment in Wellbeing and Social Care. Our programme reflects contemporary issues, changing trends and challenges and has an emphasis on improving the quality of care delivery within the sector.

Please note: this programme does not give you Qualified Social Worker status

Modules

When you study this Foundation Degree you will study eight modules each year, if you study full-time.

In the first stage of the course all the modules are mandatory, however, in the final year you will be able to choose two optional modules from a choice of four. These include: Supporting Families; Mental Health; Lifespan Psychology and Mentoring in the Workplace.

During the Foundation Degree in Wellbeing and Social Care Practices you will be required to spend at least 240 hours (120 hours per year if you study full-time) working in a relevant role in order to facilitate the application of theory to practice. This could be your existing paid employment providing it is of relevance to the programme, or via a voluntary ‘placement’ in a relevant role.

The course provides you with the opportunity to build on existing knowledge and experience and to further develop specific knowledge, skills and values relevant to the current and emerging needs of employment in the adult social care environment.

It will enable you to assess, plan, implement and make sound judgments in effective care delivery in accordance with the core values of care work in line with Skills for Care.

You will explore and debate issues arising from the social, cultural, moral, legal and political context in which care workers operate. You will develop your interpersonal and communication skills and will be encouraged to identify and use relevant information effectively. You will learn to locate and evaluate evidence and research and apply this in your practice and decision making in the work place.

Modules include:
?Values and Ethics in Wellbeing and Social Care Practices
?Communication skills
?Safeguarding Adults
?Understanding and Promoting Social Care and Wellbeing
?Introduction to Wellbeing Studies
?Reviewing Literature for Wellbeing and Social Care Practices
?Team and Multi-agency Working
?Reflective Practitioner
?Legal Aspects of Social Care and Wellbeing
?Leadership and Management
?Social Policy
?Models of Communication
?Research Process
?Work Based Learning
?Supporting Families (Optional)
?Mental Health (Optional)
?Lifespan Psychology(Optional)
?Mentoring in the Work Place (Optional

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Blackburn College

Department:

Art and Society

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