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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 at AS/A2 level (minimum 32 points at A2 level)

64 UCAS points

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

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Develop your skills and knowledge of social care through a blend of work-based learning and classroom teaching, on our popular degrees in Health and Social Care. This degree will provide you with up-to-date skills, knowledge and expertise to help you bring real value to your workplace. It will help you to develop best practice and give you experience of working within an inter-agency culture. You will be encouraged to reflect on your work in terms of your own values and moral framework. You will have an opportunity to explore key issues in the sector through teamwork activities, individual study and work placements. In your first year you will undertake two different work placements, and in your second year you will be assessed against the National Occupational Standards, thus achieving a QCF Health & Social Care Level 3 qualification.

Modules

Modules may include:

• Interpersonal Skills and Communication Strategies
• Applied Human Development
• Values, Morals and Ethics
• Introduction to Sociology
• Professional Development
• Managing Care Settings
• Evidence Based Practice
• 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. We offer comprehensive study skills support throughout your time at College in order to help maximise your chances of success. 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

TEF rating:

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