Social Care workers play a pivotal role in the support and care of vulnerable children and adults within a rapid changing society. There has never been a more poignant time for those wishing to develop a career within the social care sector or for those to who already work within the sector to undertake study which will provide them with the essential skills, knowledge and practice experience to gain formal qualifications in Social Care.
This Foundation degree may be topped up to a BSc in Health and Social Care at the University Centre Grimsby
More information on the website - https://grimsby.ac.uk/higher-education-courses/?fwp_search_he_course=social
Apply on the UCAS website - https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/63a20348-f52f-4657-b103-b7c1be369732?academicYearId=2021
The FdA Social Care programme aims to provide students with the underpinning legislative, theoretical and policy knowledge which underpins Social Care practice. Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop transferable skills in research and academic writing along with critical thinking and reflective practice skills crucial when working in this complex sector. Key topics within the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Social Policy will investigated along with more practice specific topics such as person-centred practice, equality and diversity, and safeguarding. Social Care does not function in isolation and the role of multi-agency working with other professionals from health, education and other support sectors will be embedded within the relevant modules.
Mandatory modules Level 4 - 1st year
Developing Professional Skills (WBL)
Study Skills & Research in Social Care
Equality, Diversity and Inclusive Practice.
Theories & Models of Social Care
Developmental Psychology – Child and Youth Development
Mandatory Modules Level 5 - 2nd year
Professional Practice (WBL)
Working with Vulnerable People
Contemporary Issues in Social Care
Solution Focused Practice
Developmental Psychology across the Lifespan
Health Promotion; Investigation and Planning
The programme offers a wide range of assessment methods throughout the programme , reflecting the diverse nature of the sector. We offer assessment activities common within undergraduate study such as essays, case studies, reports, literature reviews and presentations. The programme also provides innovative and creative assessments related to transferable skills needed within social care such as ‘action party projects’, ‘Campaigns’, ‘Health Promotion projects’ and ‘Care Planning’. These enable students to take a practical approach to theoretical and academics subjects while meeting the skills required in Social Care.
The assessments activities associated with each module will offer formative assessment and support through written feedback and group workshops to aid improvement for the Summative submission. Written feedback is given on Summative assessments to support progression to students’ overall final mark.
80 UCAS points and a minimum of grade ‘4’ or C in GCSE English and Maths or equivalent Functional Skills Level 2 in both English and Maths.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
This programme may involve regular contact with vulnerable adults or children in the placement setting, also known as regulated activity, as such a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check must be completed on enrolment of the programme, All DBS certificates will be reviewed on an individual basis. The DBS will incur an additional charge which will be the responsibility of the student.
All students will be required to undertake a ‘Fitness to Practice’ screening to ensure that their health and safety is maintained whilst on placement.