BA (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top-Up)

Ready to transform lives? Over a million more health and care staff are needed in the next decade to meet growing demand for care (The Health Foundation, 2021). Health and social care is one of the biggest employment sectors in West Yorkshire and is forecast to be the main sectoral source of net job growth in West Yorkshire over the next decade, with health and care professional and associate professional roles are featured among those in greatest current demand (WYCA, 2021). Join the graduate health and social care workforce, known to be one of the most rewarding careers, by enrolling on our BA (Hons) Top Up Health and Social Care degree. 

This course is ideal for anyone pursuing a Health and Social Care career and reflects the changing requirements of those working in the health and social care sector.


About the course

This exciting Level 6 Health and Social Care Top-Up Degree is available for anyone who has completed a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or for professionals in Health and Social Care looking to gain a Bachelor’s degree. You will study for one-year (full-time) or 18 months (part-time) to top-up your existing qualifications into a full undergraduate degree.

This course gives you the opportunity to continue your studies in the field of health and social care and to focus on a particular area of interest. The course aims to give you the opportunity to develop a deeper breadth of knowledge, whilst developing the range of professional, vocational, employability, transferable and key skills needed by health and social care professionals. These will ensure you will meet the changing requirements of the health and social care workforce in light of recent changes to legislation and practice for the sector. 

The course has been written with employability at the heart of its design and has an integrated practice theory focus throughout. Modules have been designed to allow you to explore contemporary issues relevant to the sector, but also to embed your learning in the context of professional practice. You will critically reflect practice issues, identifying care challenges and how to overcome them and will work towards a higher level of practice as you identify your specialism. This will include consideration of emerging legislation, exploring the impact of this upon the sector. You will also shape your learning through research and complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

This course is validated by The Open University.

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£7,950 Full Time or £3,975 Part Time (per academic year)

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Start Date

September 2023

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1 year full-time | 18 months part-time

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: 8P37 Institution code: L21

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Study Mode

Full-time | Part-time