This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to become a reflective, independent and critical member of the health and social care workforce. The principles of intelligent compassion run throughout the course to support best practice, effective communication and professionalism. It helps students to apply theory and practice in both health and social care settings and offers a platform for employment in health or social care. It can also act as a springboard to a professional career in health and social care services. The course pulls together theory and practice for those who wish to work with people in a caring environment.
The FdSc Applied Health and Social Care can equip students to work in health and social care settings at Assistant Practitioner level (band 4). There is the opportunity to Top Up this award to the BA or BSc (Hons) Applied Health and Social Care at Newman University. As a graduate there are a number of opportunities for a career within the NHS, health promotion officer or practice manager for instance, also NHS graduate opportunities in leadership and management. Outside of the NHS there are many opportunities for a graduate in health and social care: project work; care manager; charity work, working with children, families, the elderly or people with special needs and mental health disorders. This also provides an opportunity for post graduate study and training.
The duration of the full-time course is 2 years, with attendance one day a week.
There is a requirement to work or volunteer in a health and social setting for one day a week for the duration of the course.
For more information please visit the Newman University website.