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University of Central Lancashire

Community and Social Care: Policy and Practice (Foundation Entry)

UCAS Code: LLH5

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


72 UCAS points at A2

72 UCAS points

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.

Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects.

72 UCAS points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

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

DM

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

MMP

72 UCAS points

72 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

72
73%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Applied social science

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. If you are a mature student (aged 18 or over) without formal qualifications and want to study community and social care at university level, this foundation degree is for you - successfully complete it and you’ll be guaranteed a place on our BA (Hons) Community and Social Care: Policy and Practice degree. You’ll gain the communication, study and information management skills you need to study at degree level while exploring a broad range of social science and welfare-related subjects, including understanding and working with individuals, families and communities, volunteering and community development.

Graduates have gone onto work for a wide variety of employers in welfare settings, the voluntary and charitable sectors, education, the police, probation and the national offender service, youth offending teams, homelessness agencies, substance misuse agencies and the advice and research agencies in the voluntary or statutory sectors. The course also provides a good preparation for professional training at postgraduate level in areas such as probation, social work, housing management, teaching or academic research.

You’ll be encouraged to secure your own structured work experience – encouraging engagement and ownership – providing relevant interview and ‘real-life’ job application experience.

Modules

Year 1: Study Skills, Information Management, Understanding Individuals, Families and Communities, Working with Individuals, Families and Communities, Asset-based Community Development, Student Initiated Module (SIM) (Can be taken in place of SWC035 for students who may not be able to undertake that module)

Year 2: Compulsory Modules: Introduction to Community Practice: Research and Development, Society in Focus: A Sociological Understanding, Communication and Social Media Skills in Social Care, Contextualising Welfare 1: The Development of British Social Policy, Contextualising Welfare 2: Theories, Concepts and Issues. Optional Modules (choose one): Development Across the Life Span, Asset Based Integrated Learning, Free Choice Elective

Year 3: Compulsory Modules: Working in Community Practice: Research and Development, Social Care: Theory and Practice, Power, Oppression and Society, Management, Markets and Delivering Welfare, Comparative Social Welfare. Optional Modules (choose one): Health, Ageing and Social Care, Drugs and Society, Safeguarding Children and Young People, Difference, Diversity and Inclusive Practice, 'Race', Racism and Ethnicity, Student Initiated Module, Social Pedagogy (taught in 3rd Semester with residential), International Social Policy: Studying Abroad

Year 4: Compulsory Modules; Single or Double Dissertation or Community Research Project, Applied Community Practice: Research and Development, Critical Social Policy. Optional Modules (choose two or three): Disability Studies, Crime and Society, Social Enterprise and Community Management, Poverty, Homelessness and Supported Housing, Working with People with Learning Disabilities, Youth Matters, Gender Issues, Mental Health and Social Care, Racism and Social Welfare, Social Theory: textual Analysis, Student Initiated Module, Allied Subjects, Social Policy, Sociology, Children, Schools and Families, Community Development, Social Work, Health and Social Care, Politics

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
EU
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

University of Central Lancashire

Burnley College

Runshaw College

Department:

School of Social Work, Care and Community

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
15%
Caring personal services
12%
Protective service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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