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St Mary's College Blackburn

Health and Social Care (Social Care Pathway)

UCAS Code: L512

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

P:40

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

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UCAS Tariff

96

Mature students can use experience rather than formal qualifications to gain entry onto the course. Please contact the institution directly to discuss in more detail.

About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

This two year full-time course has been developed in response to the needs of health and social care providers in the voluntary, public and private sectors. The programme will enhance staff training and qualifications to meet service quality and performance agendas. The course combines academic theory and work-related skills alongside occupational standards for health and social care workers.

The course will be relevant to students working, or intending to work with people who have a range of social care needs. Awareness of human rights, cultural diversity and ethical, policy, legislative and resource issues in health and social care is developed to support practice in the principles of social welfare.

You will study a range of core and specialised modules providing you with knowledge in the key areas of the health and social care industry. Subject areas include Study Skills and Lifelong Learning, The Development of UK Social Policy, Introduction to Community Practice, Communication and Collaboration, Health, Ageing and Social Care, Supporting Professional Practice and Power, Oppression and Society. Students are also required to undertake 100 and 150 hours of work placement in year 1 and year 2
respectively. Support and guidance will be offered by the College on work placements.

All students are expected to attend formal lectures, seminars and group activities, when in College. Students will be assessed through essays, case studies, examinations, reports, presentations, portfolios, reflective logs and diaries. You will be required to carry out between 15 and 30 hours per week of independent study. The face-to-face
classes are only a proportion of your study time that you must manage around the other commitments in your work and personal lives. To help plan your time effectively you
will be given dates for the submission of your work at the start of the year.

Students who successfully complete the course will be given advice on the opportunities to study further qualifications in a number of different fields. Students will have access to progress onto a 1 year Top-Up course allowing them to gain a full Honours degree in Health and Social Care. On gaining a full BSc Honours degree, students
interested in a career in Social Work could then apply for a 2 year MA in Social Work.

The Foundation Degree will also enable students to progress into employment settings that include:
• Social work
• Health or care work
• Community provision
Students who already work in the care industry can also use this qualification to progress and develop within their organisation.

The Uni


Course location:

St Mary's College Blackburn

Department:

St Mary's

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