Social Care and Community Practice BA (Hons)

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 15/10/2018

Our Social Care and Community Practice degree is offered as a three year course leading to the award of BA (Hons). The degree is designed using real-world material that equips you for employment either within Social Care or working with specific communities.

Course

Highlights

  • Opportunity to become accredited with the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
  • Strong focus on evidence-based practice.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) accreditation.

In your third year of study you will have a short shadow placement as part of the housing module which will enable you to gain an additional professional certificate from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) upon completion.

Course Details

You will be taught by academics from a range of backgrounds and work-based experiences. The core concepts that are covered in the degree are Human Rights and Social Justice, respecting diversity and the key skills required to work with a range of Service Users. You will benefit from a short shadow placement in your first year followed by an extended work based placement and reflective experience in the second year of the course.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

The degree will prepare you for employment in the field of social care and working with diverse communities. These opportunities are in a wide range of voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations. You will experience two short shadow placements and an extended placement whilst on the course which will give you relevant practice experience to take to employers.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We also ask that applicants hold a GCSE (or an equivalent qualification) in English at grade C or above. We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

Please note that all student who enrol on the course may be required to complete a successful Occupational Health Screening and Disclosure and Barring Service Check prior to their first placement.

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.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

Modules are in areas of:

    • Contemporary Social Issues
    • Understanding Diverse Communities
    • Study Skills
    • Introduction to Service user groups
    • Developing Professional skills for employment
    • Development across the lifespan
    • Developing research skills
    • Applying law and policy to social change
    • Effective partnership working
    • Practice Placement and reflective working
    • Working with Addiction
    • Skills for working in Mental Health
    • Models and experiences of Disabilities
    • Dissertation
    • Housing and Community Living
    • Enhancing Leadership and Employability Skills
    • Advocating for and with children and Young People
    • Working with an ageing population.


Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

Facilities include:

  • wide range of teaching and support staff
  • preparation for a broad range of postgraduate opportunities
  • strong focus on well-being, social justice and human rights
  • develops your knowledge and understanding of social issues, professional interventions and the role of social care and third sector organisations in social welfare services
  • the Third Year Housing Module gives you the opportunity to become accredited with the Chartered Institute of Housing

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Social Work MA

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Additional Costs

There are no direct compulsory additional costs related to the course, although the first year volunteering module and the third year housing module might incur some travel costs depending on where the student chooses to do the experiential part of these modules.

The course has an optional Placement Year which is negotiated between you and the teaching team. This may extend the duration of your course, however, if you have a specific area of interest this can provide useful additional experience.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

Additional Costs

There are no direct compulsory additional costs related to the course, although the first year volunteering module and the third year housing module might incur some travel costs depending on where the student chooses to do the experiential part of these modules.

The course has an optional Placement Year which is negotiated between you and the teaching team. This may extend the duration of your course, however, if you have a specific area of interest this can provide useful additional experience.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


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Updated 15/10/2018

  • Our Social Care and Community Practice degree is offered as a three year course leading to the award of BA (Hons). The degree is designed using real-world material that equips you for employment either within Social Care or working with specific communities.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Opportunity to become accredited with the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
    • Strong focus on evidence-based practice.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • You will be taught by academics from a range of backgrounds and work-based experiences. The core concepts that are covered in the degree are Human Rights and Social Justice, respecting diversity and the key skills required to work with a range of Service Users. You will benefit from a short shadow placement in your first year followed by an extended work based placement and reflective experience in the second year of the course.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) accreditation.

    In your third year of study you will have a short shadow placement as part of the housing module which will enable you to gain an additional professional certificate from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) upon completion.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      The degree will prepare you for employment in the field of social care and working with diverse communities. These opportunities are in a wide range of voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations. You will experience two short shadow placements and an extended placement whilst on the course which will give you relevant practice experience to take to employers.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We also ask that applicants hold a GCSE (or an equivalent qualification) in English at grade C or above. We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    Please note that all student who enrol on the course may be required to complete a successful Occupational Health Screening and Disclosure and Barring Service Check prior to their first placement.

    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.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    Modules are in areas of:

      • Contemporary Social Issues
      • Understanding Diverse Communities
      • Study Skills
      • Introduction to Service user groups
      • Developing Professional skills for employment
      • Development across the lifespan
      • Developing research skills
      • Applying law and policy to social change
      • Effective partnership working
      • Practice Placement and reflective working
      • Working with Addiction
      • Skills for working in Mental Health
      • Models and experiences of Disabilities
      • Dissertation
      • Housing and Community Living
      • Enhancing Leadership and Employability Skills
      • Advocating for and with children and Young People
      • Working with an ageing population.
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Social Work MA

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Additional Costs

    There are no direct compulsory additional costs related to the course, although the first year volunteering module and the third year housing module might incur some travel costs depending on where the student chooses to do the experiential part of these modules.

    The course has an optional Placement Year which is negotiated between you and the teaching team. This may extend the duration of your course, however, if you have a specific area of interest this can provide useful additional experience.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    Additional Costs

    There are no direct compulsory additional costs related to the course, although the first year volunteering module and the third year housing module might incur some travel costs depending on where the student chooses to do the experiential part of these modules.

    The course has an optional Placement Year which is negotiated between you and the teaching team. This may extend the duration of your course, however, if you have a specific area of interest this can provide useful additional experience.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour