Our foundation degree course focuses on the needs of older people, both as recipients of care and deliverers of care - and how the experience of ageing differs between individuals and societies. Explore approaches to promoting well-being and delivering social care.
Our BSc (Hons) Social Care and Well-being (older person) course will consider what it means to be an ‘older person’. It will draw on the different experiences and approaches for promoting well-being and providing care and support for those who experience health or social problems and those who care for them.
The course content includes: policy issues, cultural aspects of ageing, life-course, sociological and psychological theories and ethical and legal aspects. The course will cover the common health and social care issues impacting on societies and how this affects the lived experience of being ‘older’.
Alongside the theoretical side of the course, your development as an individual is promoted through the development of skills for life-long learning. These include interpersonal skills, personal development planning and other skills that will enhance your employability. Different assessment approaches will help you focus on areas of interest and develop critical analysis skills.
Our course team will facilitate insight experiences to help develop understanding of the sector and to help you apply theory to practice.
The course content consists of shared modules with students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Social Care and Wellbeing degree and specific modules that explore the needs of older people.
If you are working or volunteering with, or want to work with, older people, this course is for you. Potential career paths would be residential or community social care, social work or nursing and public health roles.
Our course includes a range of assessment approaches: workbooks, individual and group presentations, essays and patch work texts. One of the assignments will be a role play to demonstrate the application of interpersonal skills. Emphasis will be on linking learning to your work setting.
You will complete formative assessments which will give you constructive feedback to take into account before your summative assessment. You will also be given feedback on your summative assessment that you can use to improve your future assessments and academic practice. Your module tutor will provide support for assessment, with details and guidance for each assessment available within the module guides and the virtual learning environment. You will also benefit from tutorial support.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
Important additional notes
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