Health & Social Care

CAREER PATHS: Work in a range of areas within Health and Social Care in the public sector, voluntary sector or independent sector.

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There is a world-wide demand for people with professional qualifications in Health and Social Care - so you could travel and work in other countries after training in the South West. Care work related professions are predicted to be some of the key growth areas for the economy.

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Foundation Degree Health & Social Care

Primarily aimed at those working in the Health and Care sector, this highly flexible Level 5 Health and Social Care Foundation Degree develops knowledge and skills within a supporting or caring role. Those who would benefit include Assistant and Associate Practitioners, as well as Team Leaders. The degree course is also open to suitably qualified people wanting to explore new aspects of health and social care. Teaching will mainly be undertaken in lectures and seminars and we encourage student participation. You will also have the opportunity to use the clinical skills laboratory. In addition, you will learn through your own workplace, supported by a supervisor and work-based learning team. The focus of your learning in the workplace will be professional skills specific to your individual role and the completion of a personal portfolio. With the support of your tutors, you will be able to identify work-based learning outcomes that reflect and respond to your individual role and employment needs. The course consists of six modules in each of the two years of study. Each single module has 15 credits, and a double module 30 credits. The course content focusses highly on the students’ role as a developing Health Care professional. Work Based Learning modules are a significant part of the course carrying 50% of the total credits awarded for study of the programme. You will have the opportunity to customise your 'pathway' during the course by choosing to undertake competencies that are specific to your setting and role. These will form part of the Work Based Learning assessment tasks throughout the course. The modules studied are: YEAR 1 • Study Skills for Foundation Degrees • Work Based Learning 1 (Double) • Science for Health and Social Care • Applied Social Science • Specialist Care Skills- Therapeutic Caring 1 • Work Based Learning 2 (Double) YEAR 2 • Social Policy and Welfare Systems • Specialist Care Skills- Therapeutic Caring 2 • Work Based Learning 3 (Double) • Applying Evidence to Practice • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Care • Work Based Learning 4 (Double).



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