Health & Social Care

Our health & social care team is made up of experts from a number of disciplines including care, nursing and early years practitioners. Student success rates are well above national averages; some of our students choose to progress to further studies onto a Master's level programmes and many are currently successfully in related careers such as nursing, midwifery and occupational therapy. 

For further details and to apply, explore below.

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  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Public Health (P1214)
    ENTRY:

    Students wishing to obtain the full BSc. award in Public Health can apply for direct entry on successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Health and Society. Alternatively students with relevant qualifications at Level 5 or with experience within the sector can be considered via the accreditation process for prior learning. Students applying to join the Level 6 programme must also hold a GCSE in English and Maths (C or above) on application.

    DURATION: 1 Year
    STUDY MODE: Full Time
    VENUE: Elmwood House, Glencrutchery Road
  • Foundation Degree in Health and Society (P1038)
    ENTRY:

    The Foundation Degree is designed for both school leavers and people who do not have a formal entry qualification (people within work, but have experience within health care) and students who have a view to work within the health care sector. Applicants under the age of 21 years may be expected to have more formal academic qualifications, including A-level or BTEC qualifications at the appropriate level. Students are expected to have proven capability in numeracy and written English. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students will be given the opportunity to "top up" to the BSc. in Public Health by adding a further year of study.

    DURATION: 2 Years
    STUDY MODE: Full Time
    VENUE: Elmwood House, Glencrutchery Road
  • Postgraduate Diploma / MSC in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies: High Intensity Training
    ENTRY:

    Option 1: A professional registered qualification in the following professions:

    • - Arts Therapists – HCPC Registered
    • - Counselling – Accredited with the BACP, IACP, COSCA, or FDAP (NCAC)
    • - Medicine – Psychiatrist or General Practitioner, MBChB or MBBS, and usually PG training with membership of MRCGP, MRCP or MRCPsych
    • - Occupational Therapy – BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, MSc Occupational Therapy, or Dip C.O.T and HCPC Registered
    • - Psychotherapy/ Psychotherapeutic Counselling - UKCP Registration
    • - Registered Nurse – Mental Health (RMN), or Learning Disability
    • - Social Work – CQSW, DipSW, MA Social Work, or BA/BSc Hons Social Work. Registered with one of four UK regulators - Social Work England (SWE), Social Care Wales (SCW), Northern Ireland Social CareCouncil (NISCC) and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
    • - Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology - accredited by the British Psychological Society and HCPC Registered as Practitioner Psychologist
    • - Educational Psychology - Doctorate or QEPS - must have BPS Chartership (CPsychol) and HCPC Registration as Practitioner Psychologist
    • - Health Psychology - QHP stage 2 - must have BPS Chartership (CPsychol) and HCPC Registration as Practitioner Psychologist
    • - Forensic Psychology - QFP stage 2 - must have BPS Chartership (CPsychol) and HCPC Registration as Practitioner Psychologist

    Option 2: Bachelors level qualification or equivalent (for example General Nursing, Enrolled Nursing or other psychology qualifications / Charterships) with 2 years’ experience of working in mental health settings. Sufficient experience of working in mental health settings will be assessed through a Knowledge, Skills and Attitude (KSA) portfolio which will be assessed as acceptable against the BABCP standards.

    DURATION: 2 years
    STUDY MODE: Part Time
    VENUE: N/A