This Foundation Degree will equip you with the skills and understanding of the complex and diverse nature of health and social care. You’ll gain valuable work based learning skills.
You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the development of young people, health promotion, safeguarding, social policy and leadership theory to support you with career progression in a range of non-clinical roles within the health and social care sector.
You’ll draw on examples from your work experience to help you understand the theories and concepts introduced in college, and develop both the core and specialist knowledge needed in employment.
An example of the course units are;
– Multi agency and Safeguarding Practices
– Contextualising Health and Social Care
– Learning through Reflection
– Approaches to Health Promotion
– Young People’s Development
– Understanding Physical Health Issues
– Challenging Inequalities in Health and Social Care
– Contemporary Social Policies
– Emotional Health and Wellbeing
– Planning Care in Context
– Research Methodology
– Leadership and Management in the Workplace
You can progress to study a BA(Hons) top-up degree at university, which would usually take one year on a full time basis. A progression route to Level 6 is available with the University of Wolverhampton.
Careers: Probation officer, family support worker, social care facilitator, social prescriber, public health advisor, health promotion advisor
48 UCAS points
You must have a level 3 qualification in a related field, for example from A levels, BTEC, CACHE, Access to HE.
You should also have GCSE English at grade C/4 or above or an equivalent qualification.
To ensure that you are able to successfully complete this course, you will be required to undertake voluntary or paid work experience in order to facilitate reflection in a relevant workplace environment.