Start our BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care in January 2020

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BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care degree delivered in collaboration with the University of Sunderland

Complete degree within 4 years

Flexible study options – study anywhere, anytime

No hidden costs – 100% transparency on course fees

Course fee for stage 1 is 3500 GBP when paid in full or monthly payments from as little as 220 GBP.

Start BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care in January 2020.

Enrolment & payment are completed over the phone at 020 33 688 474.

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BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care Online

Our BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care degree online is a reputable qualification which will develop your understanding of the key issues that exert influence on health, social care and wellbeing. This is a blended learning degree programme, which is run in a joint franchise collaboration between Chevron Training and the University of Sunderland. This programme will furnish you with a comprehensive understanding of health and social care policy & health and social care practice. During weekly voiceover lectures, discussion forums and fortnightly webinars you will explore the key contemporary issues that influence health, social care and the wellbeing of individuals and communities, from theoretical, policy and practical perspectives.

Course fee for stage 1 is 3500 GBP when paid in full or monthly payments from as little as 220 GBP.

Start BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care in January 2020.

How to Enrol

Enrolment & payment are completed over the phone, you can give us a call at 020 33 688 474 (24/7) or you can request a call back at a time that suits you!

BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care Online

Our BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care degree online is a reputable qualification which will develop your understanding of the key issues that exert influence on health, social care and wellbeing. This is a blended learning degree programme, which is run in a joint franchise collaboration between Chevron Training and the University of Sunderland. This programme will furnish you with a comprehensive understanding of health and social care policy & health and social care practice. During weekly voiceover lectures, discussion forums and fortnightly webinars you will explore the key contemporary issues that influence health, social care and the wellbeing of individuals and communities, from theoretical, policy and practical perspectives.

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Stage 1: Level 4

 

Stage 2: Level 5

Core Modules:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Vulnerable Children, Young People and Families
  • Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Early Life Course Approaches in Health and Social Care

Elective Modules (Pick any 3):

  • Health Improvement and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Counselling Approaches in Practice Settings
  • Sex, Families and the Construction of Personal Lives
  • Medicalisation, Normality and the Body
  • Gender, Diversity & Human Rights: Global Perspectives

Stage 3: Level 6

Core Modules:

  • Health & Social Care Dissertation
  • Practical Applications (work placement & experience)
  • Life Course Approaches to Health, Social Care & Ageing

Elective Modules (Pick any 2):

  • Substance Use and Society
  • The Clinical Gaze: Medicine, Disability and Confinement
  • Violence, Gender and Society
  • Entrepreneurship and Project Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Social Welfare

How Distance Learning Works

Our BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care degree is fully online, completed through our interactive learning management system.

As our learner, you will be issued with an email to create your own password to access your degree. All materials such as course notes, supplementary reading documentation, online videos, and assignment briefs are contained in folders within each module. Each module has a site structured around a sequence of weekly topics. Each topic contains a lecture, typically a series of slides and accompanying audio recording, supported by guidance on key learning outcomes, self-assessment questions, and links to core and additional readings and other resources. You will also have access to our online student community and discussion forums to foster communication with our other students to discuss and resolve issues related to your studies.

Introduction to the Degree

Our BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care degree, offered in collaboration with the University of Sunderland, will support you to develop a detailed and critical understanding of health and social care policy and practice. You will study the key contemporary issues that influence health, social care and the wellbeing of individuals and communities, from a theoretical, policy and practical level.

This degree programme consists of three stages. University of Sunderland describe them as stages rather than years, as, if a student takes a leave of absence, repeats modules, or studies part-time, their year of study will differ from their stage of study. For example, a student who studies part time may be on their second year of study but be engaging with modules at Stage One. Modules are also categorised according to levels. Levels identify modules within the UK national qualifications framework. Modules on the first stage of the degree are at Level 4, the second stage at Level 5, and the final stage at Level 6. All modules on the course are each worth 20 academic credits, with the Health and Social Care dissertation in Stage 3 carrying a weighting of 40 credits. Each stage is worth 120 credits. Degree award classification calculations are based on Stages, not Level of modules studied. For example, 80% of your degree classification is based on what you study at Stage 3.

social careAs part of your degree you will undertake a 60-hour work placement during your final year. This will be your opportunity to apply your learning in a real-life context. You will be able to choose the placement which most closely matches your interests. Previous students’ placements have been with organisations such as local hospices, residential care homes, disability support, schools, mental health services, drug and alcohol services, Refugee Service, and Age UK.

Health and Social Care is a diverse field, with opportunities to specialise in areas such as young people, mental health, ageing, or drug and alcohol abuse support. UK graduates from this programme now work in the NHS, charities such as Age UK and MIND, social care organisations such as Turning Point, and other public, private and voluntary sector health agencies. Some graduates chose further study and progressed to taught Masters courses or research degrees.

Student Support

At Chevron Training we are committed to the ongoing needs of our students and provide the following support structures to assist students following course completion:

  • 24 hour guaranteed turnaround email response to any queries in relation to online course content
  • Free access to the University of Sunderland e-library service (ULS)
  • Recommended reading uploaded on online platform
  • Feedback available on all assignment and project work prior to submission
  • No set study hours – study at a time that suits you and your lifestyle
  • Discussion forum – to engage with other learners
  • Phone support is also available from our highly qualified tutors
  • Online interaction with the other online learners
  • Lines open Monday to Sunday 24/7

Course Cost

Sample pricing below:

Stage Cost Number of Modules
1 3500 GBP 6
2 3500 GBP 6
3 3500 GBP 5
  • Monthly instalment plans from as little as 220 GBP each month
  • Single modules will cost 700 GBP each

Chevron will provide all learners on the BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care with a Personal Studies Advisor. The role of the Studies Advisor is to support online students to become independent learners. Learning independently can be challenging, even for the most motivated learners.  There are four key stages to independent learning, known as self-directed learning. These include:

As a third level student you will require various skills and attitudes towards learning for successful independent study. Your studies advisor will support you to conduct a self-evaluation and will support you to examine your study habits and support network both online and at home. This process also involves evaluating past experiences with independent learning. Signs of readiness for self-directed learning include being:

  • autonomous
  • organised
  • self-disciplined
  • able to communicate effectively
  • able to accept constructive feedback
  • engage in self-evaluation and self­-reflection.

In collaboration with your Studies Advisor each student will complete a personal SWOT and Training Needs Analysis. This will support students with their Personal Development Planning (PDP). PDP lies at the heart of assessment, learning, support and achievement. It helps students to become active and motivated learners.

A PDP is:

  • a personalised, flexible route map to guide your journey through each module
  • a dynamic working document owned and used by you, the learner, supported by your Studies Advisor
  • a record of learning goals and progression routes, initial and diagnostic assessment information, learning targets, progress and achievements within different contexts for learning
  • a communication aid between the learner and the Studies Advisor
  • a way of making and reinforcing links and connections between topics, subject and personal, learning and thinking skills.

Exit Awards

Exit awards while you study for your BSc (Hons) degree

Each module is worth 20 credits, with 120 credits required to pass each stage.

You will have the opportunity to receive exit awards during the course of your studies, on completion of the appropriate modules in each stage:

  • Stage One: HE Certificate in Health & Social Care
    • Understanding Health and Social Care – UK and a global view
    • Independent Learning and Professional Skills in Social Sciences
    • Understanding Social Problems
    • Dimensions of Health & Social Care
    • Practical Research Skills in the Social Sciences
    • Exploring Psycho-Social Theory
  • Stage Two: HE Diploma in Health & Social Care
    • Working Together to Safeguard Vulnerable Children, Young People and Families
    • Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences
    • Understanding Health Improvement and Healthy Lifestyles
    • Early Life Course Approaches in Health and Social Care
    • Counselling Approaches in Practice Settings (optional module)
    • Sex, Families and the Construction of Personal Lives (optional module)
    • Medicalisation, Normality and the Body (optional module)

Further details

  • Qualification gained: BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care awarded by the University of Sunderland
  • Assessment Method: 2 modules have exams, all the rest of the modules are assessments through assignments. Exams will be held in the Birmingham area.
  • Career opportunities:
    • Health and Social Care is a diverse field, with opportunities to specialise in areas such as young people, mental health, elderly care, or drug and alcohol abuse support.
    • Health and Social Care graduates work as care providers, charities, and voluntary sector health agencies.
    • Further study is also a popular option, with some graduates choosing to pursue taught Masters courses e.g. to become fully qualified social workers.
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