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Health and Social Care

University College Birmingham

UCAS Code: L550 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE / IGCSE English language grade A*-C or grade 9-4 or equivalent.

HNC (BTEC)

P

A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.

HND (BTEC)

P

A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.

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

MMM

This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

96

Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Health and social care

**OVERVIEW**
**Do you want a career that makes a real difference in people’s lives? Are you passionate about supporting others in their greatest time of need? Our Health and Social Care degree will help you open the door to an extremely rewarding career meeting the care needs of others in society.**

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to be able to help a wide variety of people, including the most vulnerable individuals and those with complex care and support needs. Delivered by expert staff with a wealth of vocational experience, our Health and Social Care course covers the broad skills and knowledge fundamental to the health and care needs of society as a whole, adapting to the latest changes in this dynamic sector.

To put your training into practice, you will have the chance to take on work placements throughout your studies. There is a vast array of additional qualifications and opportunities available for you to further expand your expertise and abilities, from first aid to healthcare leadership and contemporary social care issues. You will also be able to tailor your studies to your career aims and interests with a range of optional modules to choose from.

**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**
- **Work placements** – Gain essential real-world experience throughout your degree by going on placement one day per week, with opportunities in a huge variety of settings

- **Enrichment** – Enhance your CV with further training and qualifications, including areas such as contemporary health and social care issues, first aid, manual handling and infection control, as well as an Award in Healthcare Leadership Foundations through the NHS Leadership Academy

- **Specialise your studies** – Pick a research topic to study in depth and choose from a wide range of optional modules, including themes such as substance misuse, mental wellbeing and criminology

**PLACEMENTS**
Throughout our course, you will undertake a vocational placement one day per week. A wide variety of opportunities are available, with our past students having supported children with autism, women with very premature babies, adults with mental illness, projects supporting asylum-seeking families and much more.

Employers we have worked with include Barnardo's, Birmingham Women's & Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Anchor Homes, Heartlands Resource Centre and Wilson Stuart School.

**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**
Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
- Health promotion specialist

- Family support worker

- Community education officer

- Community development worker

- Learning mentor

- Advice worker

You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.

- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Modules

**YEAR 1**

- Academic Skills (SEHC)
- Foundations of Health and Social Care
- Psychological Perspectives on Holistic Health
- Risk and Ethics
- Skills for Working with People
- Sociological Influences on Holistic Health

**YEAR 2**

- Contemporary Research for Enquiry
- Promoting Health and Wellbeing
- Public Health and Social Policy
- The Health and Social Care Professional

Plus two options from:

- Coaching and Advocacy
- Managing Acute and Chronic Conditions
- Substance Misuse
- Supporting Individuals, Families and Households

**YEAR 3**

- Counselling and Guidance Skills
- Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

Plus two options from:

- Criminology and Offender Management
- Learning Disability
- Mental Wellbeing

Plus one option from:

- Research in Health and Social Care Practice
- Research Project (SEHC)

Assessment methods

**Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk**

**ASSESSMENT**

Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:

- **Coursework** – 70%
- **Practical assessment** – 30%

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,500
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

School of Education, Health and Community - BA/BSc

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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.

83%
med
Health and social care

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.

Health studies

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

77%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
7%
Male students
93%
Female students
52%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

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.

Health and social care

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.

41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
17%
Welfare professionals
9%
Caring personal services

What about your long term prospects?

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

Health and social care

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

£16k

£16k

£22k

£22k

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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