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Applied Social Care and Health BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    l5L4

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    2 years full-time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £13,000

  • Location:

    Waterside

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Overview


This distinctive 2 year honours degree explores the concepts of professionalism, ethics, management and leadership, Social Injustice and Human Rights in social care and health, underpinned by the legislative and policy frameworks that inform practice.

You will build upon their existing experience to further develop skills and resilience and are supported to inspire and work in partnership with other agencies and professionals in creative ways.  This programme will appeal to students who wish to develop their professional and reflective leadership expertise within a rapidly changing environment.

Updated 24/11/2020

Highlights


  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on community-based services in a variety of statutory, voluntary and independent organisations.
  • Provided with a variety of assessments such as producing a business development plan and a funding proposal.
  • Opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners and service users and to network with social care and health providers.
  • Opportunity to examine global issues and how they impact upon individuals, communities and the social care and health sector.
  • HP laptop and software included with this course*. (*Terms and conditions apply).

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Course Content


  • The course comprises of 11 modules which are delivered over a 2 year period (including summer) using a variety of teaching, learning approaches and assessments. The course is aimed at those who are currently working in Social Care and Health and would like to progress on to more senior position or to set up their own social care and health service.  Modules include Inspiring Leadership and Effective Management in Social Care and Health, Bidding and Fundraising in Social Care and Health, Global Perspectives and Collaborative working in Health and Social Care. Prior to starting the course there is a compulsory induction module which consists of on-line resources and on-line face-to-face sessions which will take place in September before the course starts. The final induction session will take place on campus during welcome week.

    This programme will enable you to make a positive impact on community-based services in a variety of statutory, voluntary and independent organisations by examining the trends and critical issues in the social care and health sector. You will be provided with a variety of assessments such as producing a business development plan and a funding proposal. These are relevant to actual activities undertaken as part of more senior management roles and are relevant to those who wish to set up their own social enterprises.

    Level 4 modules:
    • Academic and Professional Skills: the purpose of this module is to support individuals with the development of their academic and professional skills which are essential to develop at undergraduate level and also prepare the student to recognise the professional behaviours required within the working environment.
    • Social Care and Health Provision: this module introduces students to the scope of social care and health services within contemporary practice. Using data from a range of sources, students explore the key roles of the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors and their relationship to integrated working and the provision of effective person-centred care.
    • Collaborative working in Social Care and Health: this module enables students to develop positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.  Students explore  contemporary working practices for a variety of contexts and roles to develop their communication and professional skills when working with others.
    • Global Perspectives: this module introduces students to a range of global issues and their impact on human behaviour.  Students use evidence to understand the importance of welfare provision this is a global module , and to explore the planning and implementation of social care and welfare services to meet cultural, collective and individual needs.
    Level 5 modules:
    • Enabling Sustainable Social Care and Health Services:  the purpose of this module is to monitor current service provision to ensure it meets the requirements of interested parties.  To examine why a service works in the way that it does in line with ethical, professional and legal obligations.
    • Inspiring Leadership and Effective Management in Social Care and Health: the purpose of this module is to provide learners with a critical understanding of what it is to be a leader in a Social Care and Health context. The module will take a theoretical approach in explaining different  models of leadership and management and develop and enhance leadership and management skills.
    • Leadership and Management in Practice: the purpose of this module is to consolidate learning from previous and current modules. Focusing on the practical side of Leadership and Management, the students will develop and reflect on competencies and transferable skills related to sessions delivered by guest speakers/practice educators. The shared learning component provides an opportunity to explore current professional contexts and drivers that influence present and future service delivery.
    • Bidding and Fundraising in Social Care and Health:  the purpose of this module is to review current service provision, future needs and related evidence to inform a funding strategy which incorporates legal, ethical, professional and financial considerations.
    Level 6 modules:
    • Business and Entrepreneurship: this module will provide learners with the key skills needed to develop, design and operate effectively services within the social care and health sector.
    • Research Methods: students will be introduced to a range of research methodologies in the context of social care and health.  Students will have the opportunity to explore both qualitative and quantitative methods and consider how a variety of approaches may impact on the interpretation of findings for practice and to prepare them to undertake a project.
    • Service Development Project: in this module students identify a gap in provision and produce a Service Development Plan incorporating improvement aim, resources funding and sustainability at a local, national or international level.  Students apply knowledge, concepts and secondary research techniques from prior modules and develop expertise in methodology and skills in the planning, conducting, and writing up of projects/development plans.

    MODULES

    Module information can be found on the Award Map.

  • You will normally need to have:

    • GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.

    You also need one of the following qualifications (or equivalents):

    • A Levels at CCC or above
    • BTEC: graded DMM in a related subject
    • Alternative level 3 qualifications such as Access to Higher Education, International Baccalaureate will also be considered
    • A minimum of 1 years experience of working in Social Care or Health setting whether in a paid or voluntary capacity. This will be assessed via the application form and through a telephone interview. This will enable staff to ascertain whether the applicant has a sufficient understanding of Social Care and Health provision on which to base more the more advanced content in the BSc degree. They will also be made aware of the intensity of the course delivery.
    • The programme welcomes applications from those with a wide variety of educational qualifications and will consider on merit applicants with no formal qualifications.
    • All suitable applicants are selected for interview on the basis of information provided in the application form, the personal statement and academic reference. A screening form will be used to determine if an applicant should be invited for a telephone interview.
    • The purpose of the interview is to ensure that applicants have considered the workload involved in undertaking an accelerated degree and to determine their degree of relevant experience. Short – listed applicants will be required to undertake a telephone interview by a member of staff, where they will be scored on their answers and their overall score will determine if they are offered a place on the course.  In order to ensure fairness in the procedure. The applicants interview will be discussed by two members of staff in order to make the decision

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

  • 2021/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 2021/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • International – Full Time: £13,000
    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 2020/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK and EU Full Time: £9,250
    • International: £12,900
    Scholarships and Bursaries

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.

    If you join this full time degree at Northampton you will receive a laptop when your course begins. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.

    To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.

     

  • Who to contact for more information?

    For further information about the course please contact Karen Brasher, the Senior Lecturer in Health & Social Care, by email: Karen.Brasher@northampton.ac.uk

    How will I learn?

    The course provides students with the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners and service users and to network with social care and health providers. You will have the opportunity to examine global issues and how they impact upon individuals, communities and the social care and health sector. The course will be delivered using Active Blended Learning.

    How will I be assessed?

    There will be a variety of assessments including presentations, essays, developing a business plan, funding proposal.

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Careers and Employability


This degree will equip students to apply for management positions in Social Care and Health and would be relevant for people interested in fundraising, service development and setting up their own social enterprise.