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Full time
1 year
September only

This course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of the core issues and principles in Health and Social Care. It will build on your existing knowledge and experience whilst developing and expanding your skills and practice. You will gain the skills required for work in the health and social care sector through a total of 225 hours of mandatory work experience.

You will also have access to our brand-new Health and Digital Centre which opened in January 2023. This boasts industry standard facilities including a simulated hospital ward and replicated domestic home.

Course validated by: Pearson

·         Law, Policy and Ethical Practice

·         Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice

·         Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care

·         Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice

·         Principles of Health Education

·         Effective Healthcare Practice Using Maths

·         Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Assignments are designed to allow you to achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade for the unit through the stated assessment tasks or activities. The Merit and Distinction grade descriptors need to be viewed as a qualitative extension of the assessment criteria for a Pass within each individual unit.

We have an extensive network of health and social care contacts and can offer students access to a wide variety of hands-on real life experiences in the sector. Students will have lots of opportunities to develop their research skills, reflection skills, problem solving skills and criticalthinking in preparation for potential further learning.

There will be opportunities afterwards to progress onto a degree course or higher level apprenticeships. You may also gain employment in a range of careers in healthcare, including: healthcare assistant practitioner roles in a range of settings, nursing assistant roles, care navigation, planning and assessment roles as well as roles in public health, health promotion and non-clinical healthcare supervisory or lower management.

Please note there may be additional costs for DBS checks and educational trips assoicated with this course. Students should have independently secured a work placement before they start their course. Students must complete a total of 225 hours over the duration of their course.

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

CACHE or BTEC Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or related subject). Ideally 5 GCSE grades 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent including English Language. Other related Level 3 qualifications. An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution. Related work experience. An international equivalent of the above.

The majority of students will be able to access a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England to pay their HE Course Fee.

Self-funding students may pay in 3 instalments in September (25%), January (25%) and April (50%).

Course Fee: £8,250.00 per year

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

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