Develop your skills while continuing to work in your current health and social care role. Our web-based learning environment means you can study from anywhere, at any time, over the course of three to four years. On graduation, you could do one further year to top-up to a full BSc (Hons) degree.
This course is ideal if you already work in health and social care and want to study while you work. It will develop your higher level skills and enable you to perform better in your current role, to lead teams of staff from different disciplines, or to apply for more senior roles.
This course is suitable if you:
Our students come from all sorts of workplaces. They might include managers of GP practices or residential care homes, healthcare assistants in the NHS or the independent sector, nurses, medics in the Army or Royal Air Force, and administrative staff in the NHS. This diversity leads to interesting discussions.
You’ll study entirely online, so you can learn from anywhere, at any time, without needing to come to Anglia Ruskin. This means you’ll need access to a computer and the internet, plus basic IT skills. You’ll use our virtual learning environment as well as our digital library, which provides access to electronic journals, e-books, databases and much more.
You’ll also do work-based learning in your current setting. As a result, your study will be directly relevant to your job even though you’ll be investigating wider leadership and management themes.
You’ll prepare for the course online, in advance, with the support of a helpful tutor. You’ll also take part in an online induction which encourages socialising with fellow students and, through a variety of activities, provides a strong foundation for online learning. Induction takes place two weeks before the start of the course and you’ll need to be registered to take part. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply a minimum of three weeks before the start of the course to ensure the application process is complete.
Studying and completing the course has given me a great deal more confidence in dealing with more senior members of staff
To be accepted onto this course, you’ll already be working in a health and social care setting. This means you’ll use this course either to develop your skills so that you can apply for more senior roles, or extend your existing skills in your current leadership or management role.
What you learn will be applied to the health and social care setting, but you’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills which will be attractive to employers in many other sectors.
This course has close links with NHS trusts, independent sector health and social-care providers, and the armed forces.
If you’d like to go on to further study when you graduate, you can apply for our top-up course which leads to a full BSc (Hons) degree in Management and Leadership in Health & Social Care. After that, you could go on to do postgraduate study, such as a Master’s degree.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress on each module. These will include reports, presentations, essays, portfolios and reflection.
You’ll adapt your assignments to your own role in the workplace, which will help you meet your own professional and personal needs.
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support or students through their learning.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
Full-time undergraduate (1 year)
Read this institution's report