Adult Social Care
BA (Hons) Level 6 Top-up Degree
This one day a week programme is characterised by its vocational focus and provides an important grounding in social science perspectives, to inform your practice as a health and social care professional.
In addition to subject-specific knowledge, you will develop skills in critical thinking and analysis, problem solving, presentation skills and direct work with individuals and groups. The programme is relevant for both experienced practitioners and those who are contemplating a career in Adult Social Care.
- Type of study
- Full-Time, Higher Education
- Examination board
- University of Chichester
Availability & Details
To study this course, you will require a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or other Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject, for example, an HND in Health and Social Care.
Being employed or doing voluntary work in a Health and Social Care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week is essential. You must also have the support of your employer or voluntary setting (unless self-employed) and undergo a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
The top-up year contains a range of core and optional modules focusing on more complex work with adults. In addition, you will complete an independent research project on a topic of your choice, this will allow you to draw from your growing theoretical knowledge and complete empirical research supported by a supervisor.
- The Resilient Reflective Practitioner
- Working with Complex Situations
- International Perspectives and Human Rights
- Advocacy and Social Justice
- Management and Social Enterprise Skills
Your course will include psychological, historical, cultural, sociological, socio-political and philosophical viewpoints, delivered through a combination of taught sessions and employer-supported work-based learning, giving you an ideal combination of learning methods.
You will be assessed using a variety of methods, including essays, reports, case studies, observations, an exam, individual and group poster presentations and a Dissertation.
The BA (Hons) in Adult Social Care will enable you to work at a higher/management level within the Social Care sector or progress on to studying a relevant Masters Level degree. Depending on the degree classification achieved, graduates may also apply to the Government’s Step Up to Social Work Programme, to undertake a 14-month full time programme of study for trainee social workers, to qualify with a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work.
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