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 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.
The University of Chichester is the awarding institution for this qualification.
Cost: £4,795 per year.
You will require:
– A Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (see page 48) or other Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject, for example an HND in Health and Social Care
– Be employed or doing voluntary work in a health and social care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week is essential
– Have the support of your employer or voluntary setting (unless self-employed)
– 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.
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, an open-book exam, individual and group 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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The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at the college.Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student
This is a really good college, and it is definitely somewhere you can achieve your dreams.Yolanda Stemp, BTEC student
My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.Edward Smith, BTEC student