BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Top Up

UCAS Code: G80 L513 Credit Level: 6 Credit Value: 120 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 1 year full-time

Top-up your Level 5 qualification to a full degree in Health and Social Care

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Top Up Awarding body

Your Programme

About the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Top Up programme

A Top-up degree is equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree. This programme aims to provide a natural progression for students who may have completed a related foundation degree or equivalent Level 5 qualification (e.g. HND), or for qualified nurses wishing to gain graduate status. Top-up degrees enable students to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of a particular topic. The BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care (Top up) provides students with the opportunity to graduate with an honour’s degree.

The course draws on a range of local, national and international perspectives and theory. The teaching and learning on this course will reflect the real world of health and social care. In some modules, students will use real world experience to inform ideas; in others, simulated case studies are used so that the students can apply theoretical knowledge and statistics to them. The dissertation module will provide students with the opportunity to research a specialist area of their choice that will equip them with skills to enter the job market, progress in their workplace or continue in post-graduate studies.

The programme also opens up opportunities for careers in health, care and community-based organisations and projects in the public, private or third sector.

Entry Requirements

Applicants wishing to gain direct entry onto the top-up at Level 6 must have at least 240 CATS (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme) points gained through study at Levels 4 and 5 in a relevant field. The average grade at Level 5 must be 50% or above.

Additional entry requirements include DBS and interview.

What you will learn

Core Modules

  • Leading Change in Organisations
  • Applied Statistics for Health and Social Care
  • Dissertation

Elective modules (Students choose two)

  • Advanced Dementia Care
  • Health Psychology
  • Dual Diagnosis: Substance Misuse
  • Health Promotion and Public Health

Learning & Teaching Methods

This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

Students will not only learn through lectures, seminars, and workshops, but also from guest lecturers and volunteering opportunities.  Students will have access to support throughout their studies; this comes not only from module tutors and the programme leader, but also from wider institutional support staff.

Programme Benefits

The benefit of this program is that it will enable students to gain a full honour’s degree classification whilst further enhancing their subject knowledge, skills and understanding, allowing for students to progress onto postgraduate study or change direction in their current career.  As students hone their analytical, problem solving and research skills this will enhance employability, as these are the key competences that many employers value. The BSc Health and Social Care is industry specific, and will help students develop the key skills needed to advance in the field.

What next?

The BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Top-up will significantly enhance students’ employability in the sector and in other areas of work.  In this course you will learn everything you need to know to work in roles within a diverse sector that includes working with young people, mental health and drug and alcohol support, health promotion, family support services, and care homes.  You will also be able to work for the NHS and various charities, and other public, private and voluntary health agencies.

Students can also go on to further study at Master’s level in a variety of relevant areas such as social work, demential, mental health, health management, and MSc in Nursing. There are also opportunities at Grimsby University Centre to complete postgraduate study in Teaching in the post compulsory sector in Grimsby.