Develop your skills and knowledge of social care through a blend of work-based learning and classroom teaching, on our popular BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care Management.
This course will provide you with up-to-date skills, knowledge, and expertise to help you bring real value to your workplace. Studying on them will help you to develop best practice and give you the experience of working within an inter-agency culture.
You’ll be encouraged to reflect on your work in terms of your own values and moral framework. You’ll have an opportunity to explore key issues in the sector through teamwork activities, individual study, and work placements.
The BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care Management course augments the studies undertaken at Foundation Degree level and continues to enhance your skills.
- Evidence in Practice
- Critical Practice
- Inter-agency and Partnership Working
- Advanced Research Methods
- Dissertation, supervised by a tutor.
Topics focused on by recent students include psychological strategies, managing your career, comparative (European) child and social care services.
Teaching and Assessment
Assessment is via coursework, tests of knowledge and understanding and written assignments. Teaching and learning are through a blend of lectures, supervised discussion, small group work, and presentations.
On completion of your BSc (Hons) you could progress to postgraduate study such as a Masters Degree in Social Work & PGCE.
These courses open up a variety of career paths in the health and social care sectors, e.g. registered manager in children/adult settings or a family support worker. and give you the potential to one day work in a managerial or supervisory capacity.
To take up a place on the BSc (Hons) degree, you need to have completed an FdA in Health and Social Care Studies or a related discipline, or possess a relevant HND.
Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their interest & experience in the field of study.
Due to the nature of these courses, you will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as CRB) prior to commencing any placement work.
Record of Prior Learning
Under a scheme known as "recognition of prior learning", you may be eligible to claim credits for relevant qualifications already obtained. Please contact the college to discuss the eligibility criteria, the process and documentation required to support any claim.
About the School
Located in Taunton the County Town of Somerset, in the heart of the South West, Somerset College offers an extensive range of Further and Higher Education courses as well as skills training in a warm, ... Read More