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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Health and Social Care

UCAS Code: 8C37

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


64 UCAS tariff points

64 UCAS points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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UCAS Tariff

64

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Whether experienced in the health and social care sector or not, this popular Foundation Degree will develop your skills and knowledge of social care through a blend of work-based learning and classroom teaching. This course 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 also learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services. There are two pathways for this course: a Practitioner Pathway and a Non-Practitioner Pathway. Your choice will be dictated by whether you are already working within a health and social care setting and whether you already possess a vocationally related qualification. In Year 2 you can be assessed against the National Occupational Standards, culminating in the achievement of a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care if you do not already hold this qualification. If you already possess a Level 3 vocationally-related qualification you will be able to undertake alternative CPD Units.

On completion of the Foundation Degree you may decide to top-up to the full BA Hons) at the University Centre Somerset. Alternatively, the qualification will open up a variety of career paths in the health and social care sectors and give you the potential to work in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

Modules

Modules may include:
* Social Policy
* Interpersonal Skills and Communication Strategies
* Applied Human Development
* Values, Morals and Ethics
* Managing Care Settings
* Mental Health and Wellbeing

Assessment methods

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

The Uni


Course location:

Taunton Campus

Department:

Health and Early Years

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