Health And Social Care, University 1st And 2nd Year (Levels 4 And 5)
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
UNIVERSITY 1ST YEAR
LEVELS: 4 | CREDITS: 120 | £1800
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
UNIVERSITY 2ND YEAR
LEVELS: 5 | CREDITS: 120 | £1800
About This Course
The undergraduate level 4/5 health and social care course is a 240 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated undergraduate degree within the health and social care sector. The final year top up degree can be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.
The level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a university degree. The level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a university degree.
This course is made up of six level 4 modules and assignments (120 credits) and five level 5 modules and assignments (120 credits). If a student decides to only study at level 4, they will receive 120 credits and can apply for an exemption from the first year of a university degree course.
Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials comprise recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources.
Examples of University Progression
Am I eligible for this programme?
To enrol onto the level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enrolling onto the level 5 course, you must have attained a level 4 or equivalent.
The fee for enrolling onto the level 4 and level 5 courses together is £2200. Alternatively, students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for £1800 each.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
- Credit or Debit Card
- Bank Transfer
- Interest Free Monthly installments
- Western Union
What is included in the cost of my course?
- All course material, including online modules and written assignments.
- Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Zoom sessions where required.
- Dedicated student support
- Access to an online social learning forum
- Assignment marking and feedback.
Level 4 Module Listing
Academic study skills
The aim of this module is to enable learners to develop the necessary skills and understanding to study effectively within higher education. This will enable learners to acquire the necessary reflective and critical thinking skills required to achieve individual learning potential.
Communicating in health and social care
The aim of this module is to develop the learner’s awareness of different forms of communication used in health and social care settings and its importance for effective service delivery.
An introduction to healthcare policy
The aim of this module is to develop the learner’s awareness of different influences on healthcare and their effect on the development of policy. Evaluation of healthcare policy will allow learners to examine what are the key contemporary issues for those making policy, providers and those receiving support.
This module is designed to introduce the learner to reflective practice in all its forms. Reflections on practice and in practice are important concepts in health and social care and feed into the idea of self -development linking theory to practice.
Managing people in health and social care
The aim of this module is to enable learners to understand the processes involved in the recruitment, management and development of people in the health and social care workplace. In this module learners will investigate the processes involved in the management of individuals in the health and social care workplace and how to facilitate change in the organisation.
Sociology: concepts in health and ill health
The aim of this module is for learners to gain an understanding of sociological concepts of health and ill health and their application to care practice in health and social care. It will enable learners to gain an understanding of the nature of contemporary society and its influences on the perception of health and ill health. Learners will explore how society is structured in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, social class, family and households and its impact on health and well-being.
Level: 5 Module Listing
Principles underpinning health and social care
All health and social care professionals have professional codes of conduct. The aim of this module is to develop understanding of the values, theories and policies underpinning health and social care practice and the mechanisms that exist to promote good practice within the sector.
The management of quality in health and social care
Quality is an essential component of health and social care services and a concept with many different interpretations and perspectives. The aim of this module is for learners to develop an understanding of different perspectives on health and social care service quality and how it is evaluated in order to empower and involve users of services.
This module aims to develop the learner’s skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a small pilot investigation of direct relevance to their higher education programme or professional development.
Partnership working in health and social care
The aim of this module is to enable learners to develop an understanding of the importance of working positively in partnership with others in health and social care. Learners will explore the nature of partnership on three levels. First, they will examine partnerships with users of services that empower individuals to make informed decisions and encourage independence. Second, they will consider partnerships between different professionals within health and social care and explore inter-agency working. Finally, learners will investigate organisational partnerships and examine different ways of joint working.
Working with service users with complex needs
The aim of this unit is to help learners to understand issues of health, disability and illness and how health care professionals can empower those with complex physical and mental health needs to determine their own care.
Level 4 sample certificate
Level 5 Sample Certificate
The Qualifi level 4/5 diploma in health and social care has 6 written assignments at level 4 and 5 written assignments at level 5. The assignments are approximately 2,000-3,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.
The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:
- Academic study skills.
- Communicating in health and social care
- An introduction to healthcare policy
- Reflective practice
- Managing people in health and social care
- Sociology: concepts in health and ill health
More information about the level 4 units can be found here www.qualifi.net
The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:
- Principles underpinning health and social care
- The management of quality in health and social care
- Research project
- Partnership working in health and social care
- Working with service users with complex needs
More information about the level 5 units can be found here www.qualifi.net
If you decide to top up to a full undergraduate degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are listed below. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus; costs will vary depending on which university you chose to complete the final year at:
Anglia Ruskin University
- Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care (top-up) BSc (Hons)
University of Derby
- Integrative Health and Social Care (Top- Up) BSc (Hons)
This level 5 qualification will enable students to teach in the post 16 tertiary education sector of colleges and community schools. The route to teaching in the state school sector using this level 5 qualification is through membership of the Society of Education & Training (SET).
To be eligible for SET membership students are required to have completed their Initial Teacher Training (ITT). ITT involves successful completion of a Level 5 Teacher Training Course, assuming candidates have already completed a Level 2 (GCSE) Maths and English or equivalent. Completion of the courses provides students with their Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS) which is equivalent to the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and sufficient to teach in state schools, as well as Further Education.
For more information on the QTLS and how to achieve it on completion of this level 5 Education and Training qualification, please click here
Students may wish to contact SET direct for further clarification of their requirements
Successful completion of the full level 4/5 health & social care course and final year of an accredited undergraduate degree programme will act as a springboard to a professional career in health & social care services. The course pulls together theory and practice for those who wish to work with people in a caring environment. A health & social care degree covers a range of issues and helps you develop the skills to follow a career in health, social care, leisure or education. Here is a list of possible career paths you may take after completing the full degree:
- Community development worker
- Further education teacher
- Health improvement practitioner
- Health service manager
- Medical sales representative
For more information on where a degree in health & social care management can take you, please visit www.prospects.ac.uk