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Health and Social Care Top-up - University College Birmingham

**Course snapshot** Working in health and social care is so much more than just a job. By taking UCB's Health and Social Care Top-up course, you will open the doors to an extremely rewarding career meeting the care needs of others in society. Supported by our purpose-built Health Hub and our strong links with industry to boost your real-world experience, you will put yourself in prime position to help meet the demand for highly qualified workers in this sector both in the UK and around the world. **Who’s the course for?** If you are looking to enter a professional career in health or social care and have studied a relevant subject before, this course is ideal for you. **Why should I study the course?** - Delivered by expert staff with vocational experience and always adapting to relevant changes in the sector, our course takes a holistic view of health and social care, covering the broad skills and knowledge fundamental to the sector as a whole. - The course offers a range of optional modules to allow you to specialise your knowledge, either in both health and social care or within one of these two areas. - For your final project, you will have the chance to research a topic that interests you and is relevant to your personal or career interests. - Your modules will be focused on a range of vocational areas that can be directly applied to working within the health and social care industry. **Great. Tell me some more** As a Health and Social Care Top-up student, you will have access to UCB's Health Hub, our purpose-built facility at our Richmond House campus where you will be able to explore many of the settings you are likely to encounter in practice. Our hub includes a three-bedded ward area with simulation manikins, a realistic clinical treatment area for learning clinical skills, and a typical home area allowing you to experience the challenges of delivering care in the community. With the support of UCB's industry links and our dedicated hired@UCB employability service, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable working experience to support you in linking theory to practice, greatly enhancing your employment prospects when you graduate. This course will require you to undergo vetting by the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). However, UCB will co-ordinate and fund the completion of your DBS check prior to enrolment. **What skills will I gain?** Through this course, you will become skilled and knowledgeable in working with the most vulnerable people in society, including those individuals with the most complex support needs. You will develop an excellent understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of health and social career with application to career opportunities. You will develop your knowledge and practical application of skills in supporting individuals therapeutically, as well as managing services and people. **What about the future?** After successful completion of this course, you will possess the knowledge and skills to work in a wide range of areas in the health and social care sector within public, private and voluntary services. Career pathways open to you include: - Recovery and rehabilitation services - Health promotion and education - Offender management - Guidance and counselling agencies - Recovery and rehabilitation work - Criminal justice - Mental health support and advice Many of our graduates go on to become community liaison officers or take on a range of roles in hospices and various charities both nationally and internationally. If you wish to continue your studies after graduation, you can progress to a postgraduate level course, including MA/PGDip and PGCE courses at UCB covering areas such as social work, education and other practitioner-based qualifications.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Variable
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    Main Site,BirminghamUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £10,300