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Coventry University

Public Health and Community Studies

UCAS Code: 54LL

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


The Access to HE Diploma to include 15 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

MM

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

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

from a minimum of two A2 levels.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Community work

Environmental and public health

Public health is considered the science and art of promoting and protecting health and wellbeing, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society. This Public Health and Community Studies HNC aims to teach the skills and knowledge relevant for progression into statutory, voluntary or private sectors. Opportunities can be found in areas that address the wider determinants of health, such as education, housing and transport by developing public approaches to promote health.

The Public Health and Community Studies HNC Degree has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to excel in a multidisciplinary community environment and to effectively support a variety of agencies, communities and individuals in promoting health and wellbeing.
With increased attention from government on the improvement of population health, this is an excellent time to study the underlying factors that contribute to ill health and how you as a practitioner can work to promote health and wellbeing as well as tackling the social inequalities within the localities you serve. Throughout the course, you will address health inequalities, including tackling the damaging effects of smoking, alcohol, drugs and poor nutrition as well as analysing government initiatives.

**Key Course Benefits;**

* Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University, which was ranked 13th best university in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019. Coventry University were also awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017.

* You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our in-house Careers & Employability department.

* You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Coventry, London and Scarborough.

* In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.

* Small tutorial group sessions ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.

* We deliver one module at a time during each block.

* This programme offers professional accreditations meaning you leave with multiple valuable professional qualifications in addition to the academic qualification. Holding professional qualifications can help you stand out from the crowd of recent graduates to prospective employers.

Modules

**Your main study themes are:**

**Inequality:** Inequalities in health run throughout the programme. You will look at several factors that contribute to the inequality, such as geographical locations and financial incomes. You will critically appraise inequalities and learn to identify bias and injustice in communities.

**Social Determinants:**  Social Determinants are key to public health practice and can affect communities and public health. Themes explored in this programme include, infrastructure, classism, education, social networks and area of residency.

**Vulnerable Communities:** You will develop the ability to identify vulnerable communities. Many communities that suffer from bad health are vulnerable; you will be able to critically assess significant correlations and demonstrate how help and support can be provided to encourage better health.

**Social Enterprise:** Throughout the course you are encouraged to develop independently and academically, through reflection, information searching and experimental projects. You will learn to work autonomously, understand and assess communities critically and create solutions confidently.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

The Uni


Course locations:

CU Coventry

CU London

CU Scarborough

Department:

CU Group

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Community work
80%
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Environmental and public health

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Health sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Community work

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,240
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Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Welfare professionals
22%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Childcare and related personal services

We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.

Environmental and public health

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Therapy professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Caring personal services

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Community work

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£18k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Environmental and public health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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