Health and Social Care - BA (Hons) [Top-Up] [Full-Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Health and Care

School Health, Childcare, Business and Science

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  L510

Overview

Do you want to make a difference?
Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career within Health and Social Care?

The one year top-up degree in Health and Social Care is a vocational programme which aims to embed work-related placement opportunities to promote higher level work-related skills for the health and social care sector.

The intention of the programme is to assist individuals from a wide range of backgrounds to respond proactively and reactively to the rapidly changing agendas and policies in the sector whilst developing their skills.

The undergraduate programme is intended to develop independent and critical learners who are able to apply knowledge to working within a range of health social care contexts.
 

This course runs on the following dates:



Start Date: September 2018. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Work Guarantee

As part of our work ready guarantee you will develop vital vocational skills on your placement and apply your knowledge to a real working environment. Our excellent work placement opportunities give you the knowledge and practical experience employers are looking for.

We offer you the opportunity to pursue your own interests in specialist areas with live projects via our strong employer links.
 

Who the course is for

This course is suitable for those wanting to pursue a career in the health or care sector, working with children, young people, adults and the elderly.

You will develop skills in workplace management and social policies as well researching modern social issues linked to vocational areas.
 

Qualification Gained

BA Health and Social Care from NCG

How to Apply

UCAS

UCAS will begin to accept applications for 2018 entry from September 2017. Applications for 2018 entry will need to be made using the web-based on-line application system www.ucas.com

When you apply, you will need the UCAS code for your chosen course (see the course listing in the prospectus). You will also need Newcastle College’s institution name and code.

The institution name is NCAST.
The institution code is N23.

If you have any problems with the online application, contact UCAS by phone: 0871 4680 468  or email: enquiries@ucas.ac.uk.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email international@ncl-coll.ac.uk

Course Content

The modules you will study (subject to validation)
 

Social Policy

Managing Social Care Initiatives

An Introduction to Systemic Practice

Research Methods

Dissertation

 

Learning Methods

The programme will draw on a number of learning and teaching strategies including new theories and models. Frameworks will be presented and/or discovered through formal lectures, directed reading and peer learning. Students have access to specialist books and computers in the college’s library as well as on-line journals and resources through a professional resource system.
You will learn from a number of highly experienced lecturers who are specialists in the field of health and social care. You will also benefit from a number of guest lecturers who are sector related and these guest lectures will be tailored to the modules studied on the Foundation Degree to assist you with assignments. The College is also equipped with state of the art health and social care simulation hospital and residential rooms where you can develop skills, demonstrate abilities and prepare for the workplace.
 

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through a range of methods including, presentations, portfolios, assignments, essays.

Progression Opportunities

Further studies such as;

MA in Social Work
MSc in Nursing
MSc Health and Social Care Studies
MSc Occupational Therapy
PGCE (Primary, Secondary or Further Education)
 

Career Opportunities

There is an increasing demand for skilled health and social care workers who can work to accommodate the needs of a wide range of service users. You can be sure that the BA in Health and Social Care will open many doors for you within the sector!

Many of our Degree students have secured employment in a wide range of roles in the sector, including; drug and alcohol counselors, care workers and working within the NHS. Employers rate our links to industry and work placements as a benefit to gaining future employment. Other roles, such as Social Workers, Nursing or Occupational Therapists, require additional professional qualifications and further study; however this programme will prepare you for this study.

This programme also equips learners for roles in a number of organisations including;

• Charitable Organisations (MIND, NSPCC, Age UK etc)
• Social Care Organisations
• The NHS
• Public, Private & Voluntary organisations in the Health & Care Sector
• Primary Education/Childcare


 

Entry Requirements

A relevant Foundation Degree or the Level 5 equivalent (HND, Diploma in Higher Education).
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths & English Language or the Level 2 equivalents.
Mature students (age 21) will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience.
Applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 6.0 or the nationally recognised equivalent
A satisfactory DBS clearance will be required to undertake this programme and must be obtained within the first term of enrolment
 

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

N/A

Additional Course Costs

Higher Education courses

If you are interested in a Foundation Degree, Honours Degree or Postgraduate course you will be pleased to know that Newcastle College has some of the most competitive HE tuition fees in the country. Many people are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover fees. For friendly advice please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.