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BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing (Top-up)

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Sub Title In order to maintain the high value of our courses, any new degree qualifications or changes to existing courses have to go through a validation process with our new university partners to ensure that our qualifications meet the requirements for an award from their institution. Our foundation degrees and top-up BA hons degree programmes are currently subject to validation for 2017 entry. As soon as the new validations are confirmed, course information details will be updated and all applicants will be informed of the changes.
Location University Centre - Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 6
Start Date September
Duration 1 Year
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body The University of Hull
Offering Code HGL6HSC1F000
Programme Design and Overview This course combines study and practical work experience to equip you with a combination of technical abilities, academic knowledge, and transferable skills that are highly desirable to employers. The course is designed to follow on from the FdSc in Health and Well-being, though this particular course is not a pre-requisite for entry. Many Learners will already have a range of rich and varied experiences of working with in the health and social care sector. This course will help you become more aware of developmental approaches to learning and to reflect on your own practice, which will extend your professional competence and effectiveness in supporting individual care needs and developing existing management knowledge and skills.
Indicative Content You'll study a range of theoretical and work-related components which will enhance your understanding of working with in the health and social care sector. You will have the opportunity to choose a topic for an independent research project (dissertation) which will contribute to your knowledge of a specific area. Modules studied can include: Substance Misuse in Health and Well-being; Inequalities in Health; Managing a Health and Well-being Project; Strategic Management; Dissertation.
Delivery Methods Sessions involve a range of learning opportunities including group work, formal lectures, workshops, case studies, and practical activities. Along with the structured sessions, you will engage in directed and self-directed study. As such, a high level of personal commitment is expected. Applicants are advised to have relevant employment or a voluntary placement in a relevant setting.
Course Structure As well as taught sessions, you are advised to have employment, access to a voluntary placement or means of supporting your academic work in a practical manner.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme Knowledge is assessed by means of assignments, reports, portfolios and assessed presentations. You will have the opportunity to choose a topic for a an independent research project (dissertation) that will contribute to your knowledge of a specific topic. You are also advised to be employed in or undertake placement in a health and social care setting.
Entry Requirements A performance-based foundation degree, HND, or other Level 5 qualification (minimum average grade across Level 5 of 50%) or Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview. Students who have not previously completed a Level 5 research module may be required to undertake a short bridging module prior to the start of the programme which is designed to ensure that students are able to undertake the academic demands of Level 6 study. This bridging programme holds no additional fees and affords the learner an opportunity to receive information, advice an guidance regarding suitability of programme. The learners will commence the BSc (Hons) in health and well-being at the same staring point as those learners not undertaking the bridging course. Applicants wishing to APL will also be considered. The College’s APL Code of Practice enables students with academic qualifications and those with experiential, work-based qualifications to apply for programmes of study by producing a portfolio of evidence.
Attendance Expectations 1 year full time: Ideally this course will run 2 days per week 09.00 to 17.00, but this cannot be guaranteed due to timetabling restrictions.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2018/19

Annual Tuition Fee : Full-time £6750.00 per year

All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit:

Additional costs: A DBS Enhanced Disclosure is a compulsory requirement of any offer to study on courses which require you to work with children and/or vulnerable adults. Further details on DBS disclosures can be found at GOV.UK, by contacting the DBS information line on 0870 9090 844 Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Additional Course Costs
Financial Support Information The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at: We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email: For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email:
Further Study Graduates from the programme will have the opportunity to further their academic studies through a Post Graduate degree in a related topic at another institution. For those with a particular interest in teaching Wakefield College also offer a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Career Opportunities This qualification will enhance careers in health, social care, community healthcare, management and many other areas. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to work in a variety of roles associated with Health and Well-being., in the statutory, independent and third sectors.
How to Apply

Please apply through UCAS

If you require details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

Admissions Process For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website:
Pre-enrolment Preparation In order to prepare yourself for the commencement of your chosen programme, you are advised to engage in study skills literature, Cottrell, S. (2013) would be advised.
Group Size The programme will only be viable if there is a minimum of 10 students this route.
Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at:

Terms and Conditions The successful completion of the course can only be achieved if the compulsory placement hours are fulfilled and competency checklist signed by the placement supporter.
For Further Details

Please contact the Health & Well-being Programme Leader Rob Jay on 01924 789285 or

Alternatively, contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

Course Groups (W) Higher Education
Subject Area (W) Health & Social Care
Client Group (W) Higher Education, International, 19+
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