Health and Social Care Practice, FdSc (HTQ)
Health and Social Care Practice, FdSc (HTQ)
Health and Social Care Practice, FdSc (HTQ)
Health and Social Care Practice, FdSc (HTQ)

This Foundation Degree is balanced between theory and practice and is taught by an experienced team with backgrounds in nursing and social care.

This course has been designed with employers in the sector to help their staff respond to challenges in the years ahead.

The course is mapped to a Higher Apprenticeship standard and aims to bring those already employed in a suitable setting up to the standard required to work as band 4 Assistant Practitioners, who play a vital role in delivering support and clinical practice in both nursing and allied health areas.

In addition to your weekly classroom-based study of your foundation degree modules, you will develop your practice through work-based learning, with a particular focus on the values and behaviours expected of Assistant Practitioners, which include compassion and commitment.

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Duration:
Full-time: 2 years (1 day per week in uni)
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
Knightstone Campus and Loxton Campus
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: L510
Campus: -
Course fees:
Full-time: £8,900 per year
Additional information about this course:
The course can also be delivered as a Higher Apprenticeship at a cost of £12,000 paid by your employer.


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You will develop your professional practice through work-based learning, with a particular focus on the values and behaviours expected of Assistant Practitioners, which include compassion and commitment.

 

The classroom elements of the course cover a broad range of topics to reflect the varied nature of the Assistant Practitioner role, including core skills in communication and teamwork and the higher academic research and writing skills you will need if you aspire to further study.

The course is taught in the  University Centre in our Knightstone Campus and sessions occasionally also take place in our new Health and Active Living Skills Centre at Loxton Campus. You will also be able to take advantage of the new teaching and learning facilities at our University Centre in the redeveloped Winter Gardens on Weston seafront.

As a Higher Apprenticeship, this course involves assessment by work-based mentors, so you must be employed in a health or social care setting and also have access to such a mentor before applying. UCW employs a specialist facilitator to guide students and employers on workplace practices. Please read the workplace suitability guidance to find out more.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with UCW’s HEART student services team. It would also be great to meet you and show you around at our next Open Day.

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This Foundation Degree is balanced between theory and practice and taught by an experienced team with backgrounds in nursing, social work and residential and community care.

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Sue has been a qualified General Nurse since 1983, specialising in medical and surgical nursing and orthopaedics. She was a Ward Manager of a rheumatology unit in King’s College Hospital alongside research and staff development posts. Sue was a Senior Lecture in Nursing at the University of the West of England for 14 years, teaching undergraduate nursing students and acting as link lecturer for hospitals in Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Taunton. She also taught in a secondary school for four years, where she supported students with additional needs. Sue holds an Honours degree in Nursing from Chelsea College, London University, and a Certificate in Education from Garnett College. She is working towards her Master’s degree in Education.
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      Sue Day
      Lecturer - Health and Social Care

      Sue has been a qualified General Nurse since 1983, specialising in medical and surgical nursing and orthopaedics. She was a Ward Manager of a rheumatology unit in King’s College Hospital alongside research and staff development posts. Sue was a Senior Lecture in Nursing at the University of the West of England for 14 years, teaching undergraduate nursing students and acting as link lecturer for hospitals in Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Taunton. She also taught in a secondary school for four years, where she supported students with additional needs. Sue holds an Honours degree in Nursing from Chelsea College, London University, and a Certificate in Education from Garnett College. She is working towards her Master’s degree in Education.
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        This Foundation Degree is balanced between theory and practice and is taught by an experienced team with backgrounds in nursing and social care.

        This course has been designed with employers in the sector to help their staff respond to challenges in the years ahead.

        The course is mapped to a Higher Apprenticeship standard and aims to bring those already employed in a suitable setting up to the standard required to work as band 4 Assistant Practitioners, who play a vital role in delivering support and clinical practice in both nursing and allied health areas.

        In addition to your weekly classroom-based study of your foundation degree modules, you will develop your practice through work-based learning, with a particular focus on the values and behaviours expected of Assistant Practitioners, which include compassion and commitment.

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