The **BA Applied Health and Social Care Top-up** award is designed to take students who have completed a range of level 5 qualifications and work experience to progression to a full honours degree. It offers a platform for employment in health or social care and can act as a springboard to a professional career in health and social care services. The course pulls together theory and practice for those who wish to work with people in a caring environment. It is suitable as a base for those who wish to move onto one of the many health or social professions or those who want to keep their options open. - Course Content The course intends to develop in students the appropriate knowledge, understandings, skills and values required of them to work, research and continue their studies in health care. It will provide a range of educational experiences that enable students to work in a multi-cultural environment within the UK and internationally. It will enable students to develop a professional and caring approach to their work with individuals and communities, and to become reflective learners and practitioners. - Career Opportunities The BA Applied Health and Social Care can open doors to a number of career possibilities in health. It can offer a springboard to professional training for instance in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy or social work. There are a number of opportunities for a career within the NHS, health promotion officer or practice manager for instance, also NHS graduate opportunities in leadership and management. Outside of the NHS there are many opportunities for a graduate in health and social care: project work; care manager; charity work, working with children, families, the elderly or people with special needs and mental health disorders.