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Alternative Route into Health and Social Care

About the course


The project is co-funded by the Office for Students

This course offers an opportunity for those looking to change their career and/or don’t quite meet the entry requirements for our professional health and social care degree programmes.

Delivered through evening taught classes (Tuesday, 6–9 pm) at the University of Hull campus and online, via our dedicated online learning platform, this programme is an easily-accessible and vocationally-relevant introduction to academic study.

It is aimed at those who would like to pursue careers as nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners, paramedics or social workers*, but who currently do not have the academic qualifications to apply directly for our healthcare degrees.

  • GCSE Maths and English Language Grade 4 or C, or equivalent are required for those wishing to progress on to BA Social Work 


Study


This part-time evening programme is designed for people looking to progress onto professional programmes. You can remain in your job while studying. The course will also improve your knowledge, skills and employability, and help you to decide if further study is for you.

Core modules

  • First Step Study Skills
  • Introduction to Health and Social Care
  • Science for Health and Social Care
  • Learning for the Workplace
  • Numeracy in Health and Social Care Practice
  • Dementia – Responding Positively

Students are assessed through a variety of methods including written assignments, portfolios of evidence, examinations, presentations and demonstrations of practice skills.

Classes

Tuesday evenings 6—9 pm

Start date – September 2021



Entry requirements


There are no formal entry requirements. Applicants must be aged 18 and over.

You must have access to a computer with internet connectivity to study on the programme.

As this course is an approved entry route for our health degrees including BSc Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disability), BSc Midwifery, BSc Paramedic Science, BSc Operating Department Practice and BA Social Work, all students who go on to apply for any of these programmes will be required to obtain a satisfactory DBS check prior to enrolment. If you would like to discuss this or require any further information, please contact fhs.admiss@hull.ac.uk.



How to apply


Apply for the Alternative Route into Health and Social Care here.

If you do not have any previous qualifications relevant to this programme, there is an option at the top of the qualification section of the application form for you to identify this. This will allow you to proceed with your application without entering any qualification information.

Enquiries
fhs.admiss@hull.ac.uk 



Careers


This course is an approved entry route for our health degrees including BSc Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health, or Learning Disability), BSc Midwifery, BSc Paramedic Science, BSc Operating Department Practice and BA Social Work*. Students are required to make a full UCAS application for these programmes. All places are subject to the normal requirements for an acceptable personal statement, references, successful interview, medical and DBS.

University Certificate into Health and Social Care

For those who want to study while they work, there is a part-time course delivered through bite-sized modules. The University Certificate into Health and Social Care has three intakes a year – September, January and May.

Fees


Fees are TBC. The cost of the course for the September 2019 intake was £4,625. Applicants may be eligible for self-financing through a Student Loan from Student Finance England (conditions apply). Further details are available on application.