University of chester health and social care

University of chester health and social care

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The Faculty of Health and Social Care offers a large and diverse portfolio of programmes to meet the needs of health and social care employers and students. Student employment rates remain high and national student survey scores relating to usefulness of course content in the work place bear testimony to our success in equipping students with skills in innovation and enterprise.

Health and Social Care

BA (Hons)

Improve the practice of social care within the community as you train to become a member of the health and social care workforce.

Course overview

This course offers a dynamic learning environment in which you will develop knowledge, skills and expertise in a range of contemporary health and social care subject areas across the age and ability continuum. You will study aspects such as:

  • the legal and socio-political context of health and social care
  • concepts of health and well-being
  • applied social sciences in health and social care
  • equality and diversity
  • trends and developments.

During Year 2, there is also an opportunity for you to undertake a work-based learning placement if you wish. This course will also enable you to develop an understanding of the interprofessional and interdisciplinary nature of health and social care provision and develop the core values and interdisciplinary skills that are required to promote equality and diversity when working with people.

University of chester health and social care

Why Study Health and Social Care with us?

Following a review of the social care workforce undertaken in England and reported in Options for Excellence – Building the Social Care Workforce of the Future (Department of Health 2006), priorities were outlined for increasing the supply of all workers within the sector. Our course fully supports this vision.

Studying this course at Chester will provide you with opportunities to interact with students from Nursing, Social Work and other related subjects.

This course not only provides learners with access to diverse employment options, but also a range of existing Master’s provision at the University of Chester.

Entry Requirements

Typical Entry 112 UCAS points
GCE A Level 112 points from GCE A Levels. Typical offer BCC-BBC.
BTEC BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM; BTEC Diploma – D*D*
Irish/Scottish Highers Grades BBBB
International Baccalaureate 26 points
Access Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit or above
OCR OCR National Extended Diploma: Merit 2; OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma – DMM; OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma – D*D*
Extra Information Please note that we accept a maximum of 8 points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and General Studies A Level will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A levels and BTECs/OCRs. FETAC Level 5 (Major Award) with all 8 subjects at Merit.

If you have any questions, or are unsure if your qualifications meet these requirements, please contact us using the details below.

Health and Social Care Admissions