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Health and Social Care (Top-up)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Health and social care

**Course overview**
- If you’re working, or want to work, in residential and community-based health, social care, and related settings, then this Health and Social Care top-up course, based at our Burnley Campus, is for you.

- It offers an ideal progression from your HND or Foundation Degree (or equivalent Level 5 qualification) in health or social care (or a related subject).

- You’ll develop an awareness of the changing political, philosophical, economic, cultural and social contexts of health and social care services. You’ll also be encouraged to look at the current health and social care quality and performance agendas.

- This course is based at our Burnley Campus in Pennine Lancashire, where you’ll benefit from small class sizes and a friendly, supportive learning environment.

**Why study with us**
- Top up your Foundation Degree (or equivalent Level 5 qualification) in Health and Social Care to a full honours degree.

- Gain skills needed to work in youth justice, NHS trusts, private hospitals, children’s services, social services, family centres and children’s homes.

- A range of optional module choices from specialist areas of health and social care allow you to pursue your interests and areas of practice.

Modules

Compulsory Modules: Current Research Issues in Health and Health Care Systems, Developing Leadership Skills, Health and Social Care Practice Project

Optional Modules: Choose two modules from the following list: Drugs and Health in Society, Multi-professional support of learning and assessing in practice / E learning, Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices, Managing Quality and Developing Others, Health Promotion in Sexual Health, Safeguarding Vulnerable adults, Care Management at the end of life, Infection Prevention and Control Principles, Principles and Practice of Tissue Viability, Enhanced Working with Violence and Aggression

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Burnley Campus

Department:

School of Community Health and Midwifery

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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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
57%
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

70%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
E

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.

£19,600
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Welfare professionals
22%
Welfare and housing associate 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.

£17k

£17k

£25k

£25k

£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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