Health and Social Care – CertHE / FdSc / Module
Attendance CertHE - Full Time (1 year) FdSc - Full Time (2 years) Module - Full Time
Do you want to enhance your career in health and social care? Our Certificate in Higher Education/Foundation degree is ideal for those already working a minimum of 30 hours per week within a health and social work setting. You can develop your knowledge and skills to enable you to progress to Assistant Practitioner level or equivalent.
A variety of pathways can be studied including: mammography, diagnostic radiography, learning disability, surgical care, maternity, mental health and many more.
What’s covered in the course?
The Cert HE/FdSc Health and Social Care are full-time programmes delivered at the City South campus, and have been carefully-designed to provide the skills you and your current or future employer need.
Expert teaching staff in our School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Health Sciences, provide the guidance needed to make sure you secure the necessary academic requirements and clinically orientated competencies that will advance your career.
The course equips successful candidates for a range of roles in health or social care settings, local authorities, the voluntary sector and private care settings.
In securing this Foundation Degree you will complete an e- portfolio that offers clear evidence of your development. You explore the scope of professional practice in the areas of compassionate care delivery ,risk management, responsibility and accountability, infection control, confidentiality, consent, and many more.
The course offers an introduction to anatomy and physiology, and examines social, psychological and cultural influences relevant to your area of work. It covers professional issues relating to the boundaries of practice, patient and client assessment. It also provides a thorough understanding of standard operating procedures and relevant national service frameworks.
You can also choose a negotiated module, if appropriate, that will enable you to undertake more study in an area relevant to your role, practice and service user group.
Why Choose Us?
- Students are satisfied with this course! We scored 93 per cent for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017.
- We are a very supportive environment here at BCU, especially for anyone returning to education after a gap or progressing to a university setting for the first time.
- We offer personal tutors based in the University, ensuring support is on hand to offer advice and encouragement.
- We provide a wide range of support to introduce you to University level study, including the Maths, English and wider study skills to help you to be successful on the Foundation Degree.
- This full-time work based learning programme is aimed at people who are currently working in a health and social care setting.
- The course’s home is BCU’s innovative School of Nursing and Midwifery ‑ based in the £30 million award-winning Seacole Building, featuring mock hospital wards, mock operating theatre, a home environment room and laboratory for you to practice in.
- We are a perfect destination for potential applicants with experience of working in the following areas: adult care, children, diagnostic radiography, maternity, mammography, mental health, learning disability and surgical care support.