About the course
The closing date for applications to study in January 2024 is Friday 12 January 2024.
The University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice at Level 4 for 60 credits, 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. For UK residents aged 18 or over only.
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.
GCSE English Language and Maths Grade 4 or C or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths or equivalent are required for those wishing to progress on to BA Social Work.
This part-time, year long 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.
The programme is taught twice a week, in a Blended delivery of Online and on Campus.
If you intend to continue your Health professional studies at a different university after this course, you should contact them to ensure that they accept this qualification.
Students are assessed through methods appropriate to each module; including written assignment, portfolio of evidence, examination and presentation.
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- Learning for the Workplace
There are no formal entry requirements.
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 email@example.com.
How to apply
Apply online now.
Applications for the January intake will be accepted until Friday 12 January 2024, although may close earlier if capacity is reached. Applications for subsequent intakes will only be available when the previous intake has started.
For any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of the course that you are enquiring about.
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) online, starting in September. No healthcare experience is required.