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BA (Hons)
Professional Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care)

Designed to help you develop your theoretical knowledge and expertise in your field, this part-time course enables enhanced practice and career progression.

Qualification: BA (Hons)

Study mode: Part-time

Location: High Wycombe Campus

Duration: Two years

Start date: September


Is this course for me?

This top-up degree is flexibly designed to enable practitioners in community health, education, social care and policing to meet their continuing professional development (CPD) needs and develop their expertise in their practice setting.

What will this course cover?

This work-based programme is open to students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or a Diploma in Higher Education. It is designed to help you develop your theoretical knowledge and expertise and enable enhanced practice and career progression.

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Year One

  • Research and Innovation in Practice
  • Leadership and Management in Practice
  • Vulnerability and Protection across the Life Span
  • Reflective Professional Portfolio
  • Supporting the Emotional and Physical Wellbeing of Children
  • Learning and Teaching with Technology
  • The Investigative Framework
  • Introduction to Safeguarding Studies
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What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must have 120 credits at Level 5 and must be working in a relevant area of community health, education and social care. Evidence of working in a relevant practice area will be required prior to commencing the programme.

Students choosing the modular option who intend to complete this degree programme can only use a maximum of 60 credits as Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL).

How much does it cost?

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry
We are currently reviewing our fees for this course.

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details, visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Fees for September 2016 to August 2017 entry
Part-time Home and EU: £3,500 per year. 

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

Further information
Find out more about our fees and funding.
Find out more about our fees for international students.

Questions about fees?
Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020
student.centre@bucks.ac.uk

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation or course delivery costs.

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow.

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What are my career prospects?

This course offers a grounding that enables health and social care practitioners to knowledgeably support service users, carers and patients within their specialist field. As a successful graduate you will have a desirable qualification for career progression, including highly sought after jobs.

Further opportunities for successful students include studying at master’s level towards an award in a relevant field of advanced practice, for example MSc Advanced Practice.

Watch a video to hear how some of our students have balanced their work commitments with part-time study.