Community, Public Health and Social Care BA (Hons) Top-Up

UCAS Code: L5L1

1 Year
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: 240 academic credits (HND/Foundation Degree in related subject)

Course Info

The BA (Honours) Top Up in Community, Public Health & Social Care is designed to develop the skills necessary to work in the healthcare industry.

Modules include:

  • Community Engagement
  • Research Methods
  • Social Policy
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Leadership and Management
  • Dissertation.

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.

The 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.

The aim of this course 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.

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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 & Interview Process

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.