Course Code: SM1HE128 UCAS Code: L519 Adult Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree* Duration2 Years Day/s of weekMonday Time09:15 - 17:15 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 09 Sep 2024 University Centre 2 Years / £9,000 per year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis programme is designed for those working or wishing to work within the adult health and social care sector. This may include those working in a variety of settings such as dementia care, domiciliary care, drug and alcohol services and support services for those with mental health concerns. Roles would include supervisory/team leader posts in dementia care specialist, domiciliary, drug and alcohol practitioners and mental health support. In line with the need for more integrated and collaborative working this will also include those working in NHS and the voluntary sector. The Foundation Degree in Adult Health and Social Care allows you to formulate robust links from theory to practice supporting you to become a compassionate and effective practitioner within the sector. You will learn knowledge and expertise sought by sector employers, such as employability skills, research skills, problem solving skills and critical thinking. There will be opportunity to explore the key contemporary topics within the sector such as health inequalities, analysing how they are being addressed. Through the links forged with sector employers you will broaden your knowledge of pertinent topics within the field required of a resilient, effective and compassionate practitioner. The unique features of this programme is that it works in conjunction with a range of sector specialist that inform and contribute to the Foundation Degree in Adult Health and Social Care. Meet the tutor - LISA GALLOWAY Industry Background: Lisa has worked in the prison service, as a drug support worker and in residential care. Areas of Expertise: Legal and Ethical Issues in Care Work, Equality and Diversity, Anti-discriminatory Practice, Human Right, Substance Misuse, Mental Health, Safeguarding, Ageing, Health and Wellbeing. Entry RequirementsFor admission onto the Foundation Degree in Adult Health and Social Care, you are required to hold a level 3 qualification in a related health and social care discipline. You will also need English GCSE grade 4/C or Functional skills at level 2 to secure a place on this programme. This will ensure you have the academic skills and knowledge of the health and social care sector to aid your progression onto degree level study Relevant programmes may include:- Level 3 Health and Social Care (BTEC National Diploma) Level 3 Health and Social Care NVQ equivalent Access to Higher Education Diploma in health related subjects Certificate of Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care. You will also require a minimum of 4 hours a week of paid or voluntary work in a adult health and social care setting, proof of this place will be required before commencing the programme. Qualification ObtainedAdult Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching MethodsDuring the Foundation Degree, you will experience many forms of teaching which may include lectures, seminars, tutorials and small scale research tasks. External visits from sector specialists will forge strong links between theory and practice and further provide the opportunity to explore the sector. There is strong emphasis on peer collaboration within classroom work. Progress tutorials will provide support and guidance as you go through your academic journey with us and a named progress tutor will provide personalised support. Our partners for success team can offer academic support and careers guidance A typical workload for this programme will require attendance at University Centre for 1 day per week where you will participate in 3 taught sessions a day and both group and independent progress tutorials. Further independent study of approximately 10 hours per module a week is advisable; this includes further reading, planning and writing time. Expert Tutors You will be taught by a range of expert tutors who have a wealth of experience and a wide range of qualifications that relate to the Adult Health and Social Care Sector. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Introduction to Academic Study SM4MD173 20 No Reflective Practice and Professional Development SM4MD174 20 No Legal and Ethical Practice SM4MD175 20 No Quality Improvement SM4MD176 20 No Policy and Legislation in Health and Social Care SM4MD177 20 No Safeguarding SM4MD178 20 No Modules at level 5 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Work Based Learning SM5MD232 20 No Developing a Resilient Workforce SM5MD233 20 No Service Management and Development SM5MD234 20 No Advocacy and Empowerment SM5MD235 20 No Health Promotion in Health and Social Care SM5MD236 20 No Equity in Health and Social Care SM5MD237 20 No Assessment MethodsYou will experience diverse forms of assessment during your Foundation Degree in Adult Health and Social Care including essay writing, report writing, analysis of case studies, seminars and work based research projects which will specifically link to the skills and attributes required within the vast area of Adult Health and Social Care. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 80% 83% 0% Exam 0% 0% 0% Practical 20% 17% 0% Other Costs and Equipment NeededThere are no additional costs associated with the programme although a laptop is recommended to support your studies. You may be required to pay for a DBS where you secure a voluntary or paid employment. All core texts are available in the LRC along with IT support. Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 344 273 0 Independent 856 897 0 Placement 0 30 0 Total 1200 1200 0 Programme Specification Programme Spec Adult Health and Social Care.pdf Adobe PDF, 307.14 KB Career Options and ProgressionThe Foundation Degree in Adult Health and Social Care may support progression the BA (Hons) in Adult Health and Social Care. You may also be able to progress to a wide range of careers at supervisory/team leader or managerial roles including drug and alcohol services, pastoral, dementia specialist roles, social care and NHS and allied services.