The BSc (Hons) Social Care Professionals will equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for successful employment in the social care sector at supervisory or managerial level. The course provides specialist studies relevant to the professions that learners are currently involved with, or in which they intend to seek future employment in. Individuals will be able to develop techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life, which will enable them to make a valuable contribution to the social care sector.
Developing transferable skills and knowledge will enable individuals to meet changing circumstances, whether advancing within their own area of employment, or adapting to general changes in the provision and structure of social care both nationally and internationally. The BSc (Hons) Social Care Professions programme also aims to prepare individuals for future academic or vocational study if that is their chosen pathway.
The structure of the course enables study to be supported by vocational practice within the social care environment. It also allows focused study in defined areas of the social care sector with specialist units in subjects such as social policy, sociology, psychology and health studies. Students will be given the chance to develop their abilities in order to contribute to the sector through effective use of the knowledge and skills they gain in different parts of the programme

Nicholls Campus
Full Time
3 years
September 2019
Awarding Partner:
Sheffield Hallam University

• We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

• 80 UCAS tariff points, for example from A Levels, a Level 3 Extended Diploma or an Access to HE Diploma in a related subject area

• Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a university-level qualification, or relevant industry or life experience, will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for social care. You should be highly motivated, determined and be able to work well both independently and as a member of a team. If you have an interest in people, their cultures, their needs and how they develop as individuals then you should pursue a degree in social care.

You will normally be considered for entry provided that the following requirements are met:
(a) GCSEs in maths and English subjects at Grade C or higher (other level 2 equivalents will also be considered)
(b) One or more of the following
• BTEC National Certificate in care/health studies related subjects
• AVCE/Advanced GS/NVQ in an appropriate vocational area
• GCE Advanced level profile which demonstrates strong performance in relevant subjects
• Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
• Overseas equivalents of any of the above will be given consideration
• Relevant work experience

Health Illness and Society (20 credits)

Introduction to development and Social Psychology (20 credits)

Social Policy, Social Problems and the state (20 credits)

Youth, the family and the child (20 credits)

Year 1: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (20 credits)
The primary aim of this module is to introduce students to the major topics within cognitive psychology; such as perception, attention, language and memory. The module will cover key theoretical explanations that have been put forward for human cognitive processes. Students will explore and evaluate the methods and research carried out into cognitive processes.

Year 1: Professional and Academic Development (20 credits)
This unit will support student transition to graduate level study and professional careers. It will focus on developing and re-enforcing critical, analytical, academic and linguistic skills and preparing Students vocationally by enhancing their knowledge and skills to inform existing or potential professional careers. The unit will support students in developing employability skills and aid them in developing their professionalism in relation to their subject area.
There are either one or two assessments for all modules. The assessments are submitted over various assessment periods throughout the year. A range of assessment methods are used, such as
• presentations
• essays
• reports
• exams
• e-assessment
• portfolios of evidence
• practical demonstration
• seminar participation
• third year dissertation
With a BSc (Hons) Social Care Professionals you can progress into a variety of professional roles such as:
• Local Authority teams with vulnerable adults
• Multi-agency teams working with families
• Health promotion projects
• Homelessness services
• Refugee and asylum-seeker services
• Residential care units
• Advocacy work
• Dual diagnosis support teams (mental ill health and drug use)
• Community mental health
• Community development
• Commissioning and brokerage services.
• Care coordinator
• Residential team leader or manager
• With additional qualifications learners can also advance onto careers in social work and occupational therapy.

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here.

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