This course has been developed to meet the education and training requirements of a range of individuals employed within the statutory, voluntary and not-for-profit social care sector. It offers students the opportunity to enhance their work-based skills and achieve a recognised academic qualification.
The course is offered on a part-time basis, allowing students to combine studying with employment. The course has been developed in liaison with employers and employees in the social care sector and has been tailored to meet the specific training requirements of the sector.
Content and Modules
Students study a range of modules, consisting of some teaching contact time (normally half a day once a fortnight). However, the course has been developed to be flexible with delivery, and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual students and their work place. This flexibility could include twilight or evening teaching.
The LearnUCS Virtual Learning Environment will also be used so that students can discuss and learn with their peers whilst working in practice. Students will be expected to undertake private study to meet the requirements of the course.
Modules studied include:
Personal and Professional Development
Communication and Team Work
Human Growth and Development
Introduction to Research
Life Long Learning Skills
Applied Social Care Studies
Social Care Values and Dilemmas.
Students will be expected to be working within a related field to study as work-based learning forms a substantial part of the course. The onus is on the student to gather evidence to meet the outcomes within the work-based learning handbook, with support from a named member of staff who will be appropriately qualified and experienced to guide them as and when necessary.
Students will be assessed in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the course. Theory will be assessed in the form of assignments, presentations and examinations. The outcomes in the work-based learning handbooks will be assessed by personal tutors, an assessor or a work-based supervisor.
Graduates are likely to have increased job satisfaction and better career prospects. This course offers a new route into and through higher education. On completion of the course graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the BA (Hons) Social Work or another Honours degree in a related subject at UCS.
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What is included in your tuition fees
At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.
Read full details of the included and additional costs for FdA Social Care Practice
Please note, UCS reserves the right to change this information as and when required.