Our Social Care and Community Practice degree is offered as a three year course leading to the award of BA (Hons). The degree is designed using real-world material that equips you for employment either within Social Care or working with specific communities.
You will be taught by academics from a range of backgrounds and work-based experiences. The core concepts that are covered in the degree are Human Rights and Social Justice, respecting diversity and the key skills required to work with a range of Service Users. You will benefit from a short shadow placement in your first year followed by an extended work based placement and reflective experience in the second year of the course.
In your third year of study you will have a short shadow placement as part of the housing module which will enable you to gain an additional professional certificate from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) upon completion.
By the final year you will be equipped with the skills to work in a variety of Social Care and Community settings, enabling you to be an effective Changemaker, having a truly positive social impact on individuals and communities. You will have explored, understood and analysed specific service user groups and you will have an assured grasp of the link between theory and practice.
The degree has a strong focus on evidence-based practice, setting a solid foundation and excellent academic and professional skills for employment or postgraduate study.
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- Contemporary Social Issues (20 Credits)
- Understanding Diverse Communities (20 Credits)
- Academic Skills (20 Credits)
- Introduction to Service User Groups (20 Credits)
- Developing Professional Skills for Employment (20 Credits)
- Understanding Social Development (20 Credits)
- Developing Research Skills (20 Credits)
- Applying Law and Social Policy to Social Change (20 Credits)
- Work Based Learning and Reflective Working (20 Credits)
- Skills for Working in Mental Health (20 Credits)
- Models and Experiences of Disabilities (20 Credits)
- Effective Partnership Working (10 Credits)
- Working with Addiction (10 Credits)
- Housing and Community Living (20 Credits)
- Enhancing Leadership and Employability Skills (20 Credits)
- Advocating for and with Children and Young People (20 Credits)
- Working with an Ageing Population (20 Credits)
- Professional Report/Dissertation (40 Credits)