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 are interested in or 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.
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.
- First Step Study Skills
- Introduction to Health and Social Care
- 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply
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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.
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For the University Certificate Modular Scheme 470059 (for those who only require one or two modules of the University Certificate for extra credits)
All applications should be submitted by email only. Application forms and supporting documents can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications for the May 2021 intake of the University Certificate and the Modular Scheme was 4 May 2021.
The link for applications for the September 2021 intake for the University Certificate course, will open on 26 May 2021.
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. Students are required to make a full UCAS application for these programmes. All places are subject to the normal requirements for acceptable personal statement, references, successful interview, medical and DBS.
Alternative Route into Health and Social Care
For those whose work or family commitments mean they are unable to study during the day, there is a part-time evening course. The Alternative Route into Health and Social Care is delivered through evening taught classes (Tuesday, 6-9pm) at the University of Hull campus and online, starting in September. No healthcare experience is required.