This programme is designed for individuals wishing to study health and social care in the community. It is for one year at Level 4 and is the first year of a foundation or honours degree.
The modules studied include Sociological Perspectives, Professional Practice, Developmental Psychological, Safeguarding & Promotion of Welfare, Equality, Diversity & Rights, Health, Welfare & Social Policy.
You will be given the opportunity to enhance your knowledge base as the emphasis is on supporting future careers in the health and social care field and for further study.
The programme provides a wide range of teaching styles, assessment and work-related learning. Assessment is through assignments and presentations.
As part of your study you will be expected to undertake a minimum of 60 hours work related learning in a voluntary or paid capacity.
This should be in a health and social care environment. You will need to have a current Disclosure and Barring Service check in order to undertake this work.
The programme is over two days a week for one academic year. Students will benefit from the Health and Social Care department’s excellent links with agencies and organisations that specialise in health and community services and projects.
Possible Progression (subject to availability)
– BSc (Hons) Health, Welfare and Social Sciences
– Care Home Manager
– Community Health Worker
– Mental Health Worker
– Housing Support Worker
- UCAS Code: 5J2G
- Institution codes: CORN C78
- Awarded by: University of Plymouth
- Fees: Fees Explained
48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
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Course DocumentsHNC Health Welfare & Social Sciences Handbook (2019-20)
HNC Health Welfare & Social Sciences Module Appendix Handbook (2019-20)
Indicative Modules Year 1
- Health, Welfare and Social Policy
- Developmental Psychology
- Sociological Perspectives
- Professional Practice
- Safeguarding & Promotion of Welfare
- Equality, Diversity & Rights
*Modules are subject to change and availability
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.
Careers advice available
If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk
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