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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Health and Social Care

UCAS Code: 7F34

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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80

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Whether experienced in the health and social care sector or not, this popular Honours Degree will develop your skills and knowledge of social care through a blend of work-based learning and classroom teaching. This Degree provides you with a sound and critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, as well as the skills you need for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment.

You will 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 Year 2, alongside your degree studies, you can be assessed against the National Occupational Standards, culminating in the achievement of a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care if you don’t already hold this qualification. If you already possess a Level 3 vocationally-related qualification you may choose to undertake alternative assessed CPD units.

Career Progression

This course opens up a variety of graduate career paths in the health and social care sectors, and gives 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 in children and adult services, Youth Worker, Learning Support Worker or Assistant Social Worker. Post-graduate qualifications such as a PGCE or social work are also a possibility.

Modules

The modules studied may include:
• Interpersonal Skills and Communication Strategies
• Applied Human Development
• Values, Morals and Ethics
• Managing Care Settings
• Mental Health and Wellbeing
• Social Policy

Assessment methods

Assessment is largely via coursework, tests of knowledge and understanding and written assignments – reflective essays, project reports, presentations. Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers.

This course is delivered on-site each week across the academic year

The Uni


Course location:

Taunton Campus

Department:

Health and Early Years

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