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Staffordshire University

Health and Social Care (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: L516

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,E

54-16 point scale from A*-E. Other combinations possible. A DD EEE

AS

A,E

20-6 point scale from A-E. Can be used in conjunction with other qualifications at the Advanced Level or equivalent.

Pass overall with 45 credits at Pass

Extended Project

A*-E

28-8 scale. To be considered alongside other L3 quals

Tarrif points from composite elements of IB. Made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualification

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H5,H6,H6,H6,H6

Other combinations available.

OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate

D*-P

28-8 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*-PP

112-32 point scale between D*D*-PP. Can be considered along with L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D*-P

56-16 point scale. Can be considered along with other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

PPP

168-48 point scale with DMM being 128 and over. Can be considered alongside other L3 quals if under PPP.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

D*D*,PP

84-24 point scale. Can be considered alonsige other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D*-P

56-16 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

D*D*,PP

84-24 point scale. Can be considered alonsige other L3 qualifications to meet required entry criteria

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

D*-P

28-8 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 quals.

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

D*D*-PP

112-32 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 quals

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

D*-P

56-16 point scale. Can be considered alongside other L3 quals to meet points.

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

PPP

168-48 point scale. MMM equates to 96. Grades under that can be considered alongside other L3 quals.

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

D*-P

84-24 point scale. Can be considered alonsige other L3 quals to meet points.

Offered in conjunction with Scottish Higher. One B grade is equivalent to 48 points.

33-15 point scale between A-D grades. 48 point equivalent is one B grade and one C grade.

UCAS Tariff

48
67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Health and social care

Please note this qualification is delivered by our academic partner institutions: Ashton Sixth Form College, Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College. It will be taught at their respective campuses. This course is integrated and includes a foundation year before going on to 3 years of study at Staffordshire University. If you are looking for a course at our Staffordshire University city campus, in Stoke-on-Trent, please check our website at staffs.ac.uk.

This four year honours degree incorporates key areas of health and social care to give you the opportunity to develop the core, transferrable skills and knowledge relevant to health care, social care and public health to enable you to gain employment in an area of your choice. The award at Staffordshire University is mapped to the Care Certificate Standards and, although you will not achieve this certificate as part of your degree pathway, you will be very prepared to meet the requirements of this qualification if you go on to work in the health or social care sector.

The first year of your study will be undertaken at your chosen college and you will then progress to the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care award at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent. You will look at many aspects of health and social care including life development from birth to older adult and will consider how external factors such as the environment and policy influence this development. You will develop core skills which are relevant to all health and social care areas, such as record keeping, safeguarding, and how you can affect the communication of others. There is an opportunity for you to study an option module in the penultimate year and you can go on to explore your area of interest further in the final year when you complete a mini project in an topic of your choice. All staff who teach on the award have been employed in the health or social care sectors giving you the opportunity to fully understand how these areas are integrated in today's healthcare environment.

Employability skills are embedded throughout the award, with a clear focus on how the modules you study and any experiences you have gained can be applied to the workplace. You will be expected to undertake work experience in a related area in your first (at College) and third year (at University) of study. This will help to provide a clear direction of your progress and career progression upon completion of the degree.

Modules

Level 3 Modules (core):
Skills for Higher Education (15 Credits)
Communication Skills for Personal and Professional Development (15 Credits)
Measuring Health and Wellness (15 Credits)
Introduction to Health and Social Care Policy (15 Credits)
Health, Choice and the Lifespan (30 Credits)
Introduction to Health and Social Sciences (30 Credits)

Level 4 Modules (core):
The Context of Health and Social Care (30 Credits)
Healthy Individuals Through the Lifespan (30 Credits)
Professional Issues in Health & Social Care (30 Credits)
Using Communication in Health & Social Care (30 Credits)

Level 5 Modules (core):
Introduction to Public Health (30 Credits)
Customer & Stakeholder Engagement in Health & Social Care (30 Credits)
Health Promotion (30 Credits)
Research Methods in Health & Social Care 1 (15 Credits)

Option Module (15 Credits) chose one from:
Understanding Disability
Understanding Community
Introduction to Counselling
Dementia Awareness

Level 6 Modules (core):
Extended Health and Social Care Study (45 Credits)
Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care (15 Credits)
Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (30 Credits)
The Employable Graduate (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£5,900
per year
England
£5,900
per year
EU
£5,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,900
per year
Scotland
£5,900
per year
Wales
£5,900
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Ashton Sixth Form College

Sixth Form College, Stoke on Trent

Department:

Health and Social Care

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
38%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Welfare professionals
43%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
4%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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