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Cert HE Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

The Cert HE Professional Practice in Health and Social Care is the first year (level 4) of the Foundation Degree and is designed for adults wanting to progress towards a professional degree within the health and social care sector. It has been designed in response to the rapidly changing workforce demands and policy initiatives aimed at modernising services and improving quality, productivity, and efficiency. It covers both the academic and work-based competencies that are relevant to a multitude of roles within health and social care settings.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Delivery

    Full-Time

  • Duration

    1 Year

  • UCAS Code

    L5D1

  • Awarding Body

    Sheffield Hallam University


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Module – Level 4, 20 Credits, Semester of delivery A

  • Transition to Higher Education

Module – Level 4, 20 Credits, Semester of delivery B

  • Integrated Holistic Assessment and Development

 Module – Level 4, 40 Credits, Semester of delivery A and B

  • Essential Science
  • Work Based Learning One

There will be 125 workplace hours to complete over the duration of programme.

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus.

On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussion with your tutor. Students will be assessed in several ways throughout the degree programme, including written assignments, presentations, exams, practical deliveries, and case studies/practical consultations.

Contact time for students is over 1 day per week for the full-time route. This allows students to obtain work experience in the sector throughout the other days as well as conduct independent learning and assessment work. This also allows students to manage work and family commitments they may have during the course.

Students will receive approximately 8 hours of teaching time per week throughout the full-time course, depending on the modules being taken. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support. Students have the option to contact an additional support team to develop key study skills such as referencing and academic writing style. We have found this to be a very useful aspect of the course, especially for anyone who has had a break in education and is returning to studies, however the service is available for all students who attend the course.

Entry requirements would usually be one of the following:

  • 48 UCAS Tariff Points – Level 3 qualifications, these may include: A Level or BTEC National Diploma (PPP) or a Foundation Diploma, in a relevant subject area
  • Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Recognition of Prior Experience (RPEL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

This course prepares you for a rewarding career the management of health, care, and other related services. Through a comprehensive curriculum, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in this field. From administration to management, you will be equipped to lead and make a positive impact on the well-being of individuals and communities. With a focus on healthcare systems, ethics, and effective leadership, this programme paves the way for a fulfilling and impactful career.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees

UK

£7940.00 PA

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition, and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Trips and enhancement opportunities

As the course includes a work placement, you will be required to pay for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

 

Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: L5D1
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL)
  • Campus code: N

Apply on the UCAS website Make an enquiry Call 01724 294125

Apply direct to UCNL if we are your only option