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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 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.



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.

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, 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.

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


Sorry, this course is now fully booked and we are no longer accepting applications.  The January 2022 intake will open for applications later this year.

For any queries please contact fhs.admiss@hull.ac.uk.



Careers


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.

Fees


The cost of the course for the September intake is £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.

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 can take longer if you prefer, including taking a break from studies.