Dip HE Health and Social Wellbeing with foundation year
to local employers ensure teaching is relevant to current practice
scheme offers support from other students
joint 1st in the UK
for graduate prospects*
UCAS code: 207F
Year of entry: 2022
UCAS Tariff: 48
Duration: 3 YRS (FT)
Institution code: G53
Why choose this course?
Across the UK, the health and social care agenda is a key political issue and there is increasing integration within health and social care fields, which will continue to grow. As a result of this, the sector is seeing the emergence of new and innovative roles that cross traditional career boundaries to ensure seamless and relevant health, wellbeing and social care services. Health and social care related roles within third sector, private and Local Authority provision are increasingly held by people who do not work within ‘traditional’ roles such as nursing or social work but which require understanding of the needs of those within the community, particularly those for example with long term conditions, informal carers and the preventative role of public health initiatives.
The programme is also relevant to those already working in the field and who may be seeking to support theoretical knowledge to ensure that their practice is contemporaneous and evidence-based.
*The course is in a subject area rated joint 1st in the UK for graduate prospects and 1st in Wales and 10th in the UK for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2022.
*The course is in a subject area rated 1st in Wales overall and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with teaching in the Social Work subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2022.
There is a range of assessments across the programme which ensure that each graduate has a full CV, offering a breadth of skills to potential employers within the sector. Graduates of this programme may also wish to top up to either of the dynamic new degree programmes and exit with a BSc.
The course is taught on 2 full days per week but students are expected to engage in both directed and independent study outside of these hours. Students will be assigned a personal tutor on enrolment who will support them throughout their time on the programme. We also offer an established peer mentor system, so students can access support from fellow learners.
You can also choose to study this course as a two-year diploma (without a foundation year) Dip HE Health & Social Wellbeing UCAS code: 207G
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