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BA (Hons) in Community, Public Health and Social Care (Top-Up) (UCAS: L5L1)

Higher Education

The BA (Honours) Top Up in Community, Public Health & Social Care is designed to develop the skills necessary to work in industry. Through the specialist units this course will develop learners' skills and understanding of health and social care settings, community and related theoretical concepts, outlining the importance of social policy, community engagement, contemporary issues and working within organisations. The need for effective research skills applicable to the sector are included which will provide learners with a wide range of skills they need to find, or progress in employment, or progress to further study.

This course is designed to challenge and encourage students to ask questions of themselves and their role and deepen their understanding of the sector. 

Description

This course is aimed at attracting a wider cross-section of individuals into higher education, both younger learners completing a Level 5 qualifications and adults who have relevant work experience, including a voluntary capacity. Informed by the commitment of the College to widening access to courses whilst ensuring appropriate academic standards, the guiding principle underpinning the admission process is that the individuals are selected on the basis of their capability to benefit from, make a positive contribution to, and successfully complete their programme of study.

Following graduation with a BA (Honours), learners will have the opportunity to apply for courses of higher level study including Masters level. Alternatively, students will have enhanced prospects in a wide range of employment opportunities and develop vital transferable skills required for employment in areas such as health promotion, public health and third sector services.

Teaching

Content will be delivered in a variety of formats including, but not limited to; lectures, seminars, group discussions, practical workshops, self-directed projects and independent study supported by a virtual learning environment (VLE).

Entry Requirements

This is a level 6 entry programme and applicants will normally be expected to have 240 academic credits, of which 120 must be at level 5. These are expected to be from either a Foundation Degree in Community, Health and Wellbeing, a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or HND in a relevant area including a range of modules in line with the overall ethos of the Community, Health and Wellbeing programme. In addition, we will be looking for evidence of personal skills and qualities, as detailed in the third section, through the personal statement and references. Applicants with other qualifications and backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. Qualifications and experiences not specifically named in this document will be carefully considered. Offers will be made to students on the basis of both their academic qualifications and an interview.

Interview Process

Interview with tutor

Questions & Answers

What will be studied?

Some of the modules that will be studied: Community Engagement, Research Methods, Contemporary Issues, Leadership and Management, Dissertation.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

BA (Hons) in Community, Public Health and Social Care

Are there any opportunities for progression?

Following graduation with a BA (Hons) in Community, Public Health and Social Care (Top-Up) , learners will have the opportunity to apply for courses of higher level study including Masters level. Alternatively, students will have enhanced prospects in a wide range of employment opportunities and develop vital transferable skills required for employment in areas such as health promotion, public health and third sector services. The aim is for learners to progress to work in NHS Trusts or in a variety of roles in Social Services, Family Centres, Housing Associations, Children’s Services, Nursing and Residential Homes, Probation and Youth Offending and Voluntary Organisations. Previous learners have gone on to undertake higher level study at other universities.

Support

Before Enrolment

The Advice & Guidance team will provide help and advice for applicants, both before enrolment and during your study, including: financial advice, applications for grants and student loans, assistance if you need help with childcare, equipment, fees, or travel.

During Your Study

You may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. Careers and student advisors are also available to give you the necessary help and guidance you need when you are progressing into work or on to study at a higher level. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

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Course details

  • UCAS Code: L5L1
  • Institution Code: C01
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Start Date: September 2017
  • Hours per week:
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  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Fees: £5990. Please contact Student Services on 01422 399367 for further information. All full time higher education students must apply to Student Finance England for assistance towards fees. For help or advice with this please contact our Guidance Team on 01422-399367. All part time higher education students should contact our guidance team on 01422-399367 for advice and guidance on course fees.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: HE & Professonal Studies
  • Department Manager: Karen Robson

Qualifications

  • Level: BA Hons
  • Qualification Name: BA (Hons) in Community, Public Health and Social Care (Top-Up)
  • Awarding Body: The Open University.

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