On the BA Health & Social Care programme your study will be closely
linked to your experience in the workplace. This is a classroom-based course
incorporating a work placement.
You will study a selection of modules over the three years:
Level 4 Modules
- Academic and Study Skills 20 credits
- Health & Well-Being 20 credits
- Sociology and Psychology for Health & Social Care 20 credits
- Developing Across the Human Life Course 20 credits
- Equality and Inclusion 20 credits
- Work-Related Learning 1 20 credits
Level 5 Modules
- Care Values in Health & Social Care 20 credits
- Exploring Loss in Health & Social Care 20 credits
- Safeguarding Individuals in Health & Social Care 20 credits
- Legislation and Policy in Health & Social Care 20 credits
- Introduction to Research 20 credits
- Work-Related Learning 2 20 credits
Level 6 Modules
- Public Health: Critical Perspectives 30 credits
- Mental Health: Contemporary Issues 30 credits
- Leadership and Management in Health & Social Care 30 credits
- Major Project 30 credits
As a distinctly vocational qualification, the BA (Hons) provides knowledge,
skills and professional attitudes associated with Health & Social
Care. For full-time students, the course is studied over a period of three
years. Attendance is one day per week, plus placement. The course will take
place at our Ardleigh Green campus.
All students will be expected to have achieved a full Level 3 qualification
in a relevant subject area such as Health & Social Care, to HE Access Health
Professions, Health and Social Care or Social Work, or 48 UCAS points (120 old
tariff) from A Levels in a relevant subject, such as Health and Social Care,
Psychology, Sociology & Social Policy (proof required).
All students will be expected to have GCSE Maths and English Language
qualifications at grade C or above (grade 4 on new framework). Please note, the
college reserves the right to accept evidence of working towards a maths
qualification upon completion of a successful interview.
A minimum age of 18 years is a requirement.
Work placements are mandatory for Level 4 and 5.
Two references and a current enhanced DBS check are required if you plan to
complete work experience (charges apply).
Successful completion of interview is required.
If you are interested in applying for the course, please apply via www.UCAS.com. Our institution code is H14 and
the course code is L510.
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course offers improved career opportunities in
the sector, which may be within the NHS, voluntary or independent sectors. You
will be able to progress into a variety of roles, including compliance
management, local authority care management, policy development and quality
assurance. This degree is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study,
such as Health and Social Care Management & Policy MSc or Public Health MSc.
Course Assessment Method
You will be assessed in all the modules that you study. The programme
team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and
development as you progress through the programme.
Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the
teaching of each module. Assessment will usually involve submitted
assignments/in-programme assessments, reports and presentations.
The BA Degree in Health & Social Care will be awarded where 315 Credits
have been earned. The BA (Hons) Degree in Health & Social Care will be
awarded where 360 Credits have been earned.
The teaching year begins in September and ends in June. A typical student
registered in full-time attendance mode will study the equivalent of 120 credits
per academic year and will attend College for one day per week. Students will
either be working or volunteering within a Health and Social Care setting and be
able to commit to self-study alongside the programme.
All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of
Health and Social Care. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be
your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns.
Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be
the opportunity to discuss your course and progress.
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Notes About Fees
Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.
Find out more by speaking to Admissions:
- For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
- For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
- For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801
- To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
- You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
- You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.
Where a class needs to close you will be informed as soon as possible and the College will endeavour to help you find alternative provision.