• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: One Year
  • Start Date: September 2021

Course Overview

This work-based degree programme is open to students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or equivalent in health and social care and are already working in a related area for a minimum of six hours per week.

It aims to develop your existing knowledge and skills in order to increase your understanding in a range of important areas such as safeguarding, leadership and management and working in a team. You will be encouraged to explore in-depth key interests relating to your individual practice experience.

More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placement Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special Skills for Work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

Course Details

Teaching and Learning

Your course consists of a combination of structured learning and teaching activities and independent learning. The programme specification will provide more information on the specific learning and teaching activities on this course.

Overall workload

Your overall workload will include your learning and teaching activities and independent learning with total study time of around 10 hours being worth one credit.

Assessment

All learning is assessed through the completion of coursework which will either be in the form of essays or reports. The programme does not include exams.

You will be given opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. This may take the form of practice or ‘formative’ assessments for which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Formative assessments are developmental and any marks you receive do not count towards your overall module mark. There is at least one formal or ‘summative’ assessment towards the end of each module. The marks from summative assessments do count towards your overall module mark.

Feedback

You will receive feedback on all assessed coursework and practical assignments and we aim to provide this within three weeks.

Assessment feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module leader.

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants must have 120 credits at Level 5 in a field related to health and social care for a minimum of six hours per week (in either a paid or voluntary capacity).

Previous study, professional and / or vocational experiences may be recognised as the equivalent learning experience and permit exemption from studying certain modules. Please refer to our Credit Accumulation webpages for further guidance.

Course Modules

Modules

  • Leadership and Management
  • Contemporary Issues and Interprofessional Practice
  • Introduction to Safeguarding
  • Applied Practitioner Research

Fees

How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250

Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750

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.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

Employability

What are my career prospects

On successful completion of this programme, students will have further opportunities in career progression. These include (but are not restricted to) management positions within the health and social care sector (including private, voluntary and statutory organisations). Students are also well-placed, on successful completion, to pursue further academic development via post-graduate routes.


The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.