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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Leadership and Management
- Contemporary Issues and Interprofessional Practice
- Introduction to Safeguarding
- Applied Practitioner Research
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.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks