BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care Top UpTop-Up Degree • Level 6
About the course
This top-up degree has been specifically designed to those already in employment in a community health, education, social care and policing setting to meet their continuing professional development (CPD) needs and develop their expertise in their practice setting. This work-based programme is open to students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or a Diploma in Higher Education and is designed to help you develop your theoretical knowledge and expertise and enable enhanced practice and career progression. As a ‘top up’ from our Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, it is an excellent gateway into managerial careers in care homes, residential homes, voluntary organisations, special schools and agencies providing domiciliary care. The client base you could work with includes young offenders, those with mental health needs, learning disabilities, the vulnerable, elderly and disabled. The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2019/20 for Home and EU students is £9000 per year.
For this course, students will have 240 credits within a specialist subject area so will have knowledge and critical understanding of their area of study and the way in which those principles have been developed. Students will be able to articulate and apply those principles in an employment context as a competent practitioner. It is expected that students will normally be employed but must have access to at least 6 hours of work experience a week. Applicants must have 120 credits at Level 5 in a field related to their award pathway and must be working in a relevant area of community health, education and social care and have GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or equivalent.
The modules on this course are: Leadership and Management in Practice; Research and Innovation in Practice; Contemporary Issues and Inter-Professional Practice.
This top-up degree will be fully assessed on coursework you complete throughout the one-year course.
Careers & Progression
This course offers a grounding that enables health and social care practitioners to knowledgeably support service users, carers and patients within their specialist field. As a successful graduate you will have a desirable qualification for career progression, including highly sought after jobs. Further opportunities for successful students include studying at Master’s level towards an award in a relevant field of advanced practice. We will support you on route to your chosen career, helping you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable, and a good leader.