Gain a greater understanding of the health and social care sector, develop your knowledge of current social care and well-being policy, consider the current and future needs of individuals and societies with our foundation degree.
You will examine diverse factors that impact on social care and well-being from a range of perspectives. This will include sociological and psychological theories and legal and ethical issues. You will look at challenges to delivering social care and well-being and how individuals can ensure that the views of service users and carers are represented.
The experiences of individuals are examined across the life span and take into account national and international approaches to care delivery. Other aspects include: culture and ethnicity, social inclusion/exclusion, stigma and anti-discriminatory practice and team working.
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 development of 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.
You will need to be working or volunteering in appropriate social and health care environments so that you can apply theory to practice.
To access this course, you must be currently working or volunteering in social and health care settings. Possible career paths would include residential or community social care, social work or nursing and public health roles. Anglia Ruskin University works with a number of partners who deliver social care and deliver professional courses for Social Workers and Nurses.
The 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.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
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.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans.
We also offer our £400 Books Plus scheme, which helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree can access an £800 bursary.
There’s finance available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants. Find out more on our finance pages.
Important additional notes
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