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University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice

About the course

 The University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice offers an easily-accessible and vocationally-relevant introduction to academic study through ‘bite-sized’ modules.

The programme is ideal for those who may already be working in health and social care and who want to improve specific areas of knowledge and skills to improve their employability.

It is also aimed at those who would like to qualify as nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners, paramedics or social workers, but lack the academic qualifications for entry to professional registration programmes. 

Study

This part-time, flexible programme allows employees to continue to work whilst achieving their learning goals. It enhances knowledge, skills and employability, and allows you to decide if further study is for you.

Students are assessed through methods appropriate to each module; including written assignment, portfolio of evidence, examination, presentation and demonstration of practice skills.

Core modules

  • First Step Study Skills
  • Introduction to Health and Social Care

Optional modules

  • Care and Support in Mental Health and Learning Disability
  • Science for Health and Social Care
  • Learning for the workplace
  • Fundamentals of Tissue Viability and Wound Care
  • Numeracy in Health and Social Care Practice
  • Dementia – Responding Positively
  • Managing Health and Safety in the Workplace 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Applicants will be invited to an informal interview to discuss individual learning needs, their interest in health and social care and demonstrate commitment to study.

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University using the following downloadable forms:

For informal discussions:

Kevin Gillen

T: +44 (0)1482 464694

E: K.G.Gillen@hull.ac.uk 

Careers

The University Certificate in Health and Social Practice award demonstrates successful academic study at level 4 and provides a transferable 60 credit qualification. It can be used as a stepping stone to professional registration programmes.

Fees

Students who are employed in the NHS may be able to access a funded place. Non-NHS applicants may be eligible for self-financing through a Student Loan from Student Finance England (conditions apply). Further details are available on application.

Duration

Programme code 471646

Most students complete the course in one year by taking two modules at once, but as it is a flexible programme you are can take longer if you prefer, including taking a break from studies if required.