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BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (Level 6 direct entry route)

As healthcare continues to evolve, so must your skills and understanding. Our new Level 6 direct entry route provides a specialised pathway towards gaining a full BSc (Hons) qualification in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care — significantly broadening your personal and professional horizons in just one year of study.

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Course overview

Our new Level 6 direct entry route provides an intensive pathway, enabling you to gain a full BSc (Hons) qualification in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care in just a year of study. This is an excellent platform for developing your overall skillset, building specialised understanding across key areas within healthcare and adding significant overall value to your resume.

The learning structure has been designed to push you in your overall development with a rigorous curriculum, formative learning environment and expert teaching — all combined to give you the structure to excel in your studies.

What you gain during your year of study will give you the confidence to proceed into a successful future career in health or social care. Employers will appreciate your newly gained skills and experiences, but you will have the understanding to operate effectively today — with the scope to find the industry solutions of tomorrow.

Intakes
January 2023

Duration
1 year

Awarding Institution
Oxford Brookes University

Awarded Degree
BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (Level 6 direct entry route)

Awarded Qualification
BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (Level 6 direct entry route)

Delivery
Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends

Locations
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds

Fees
£9,250 per year

What will you achieve?

The combination of expert guidance, modern insights, progressive assessments and stimulating course modules will ensure that you are ready to hit the ground running in your future career — with a degree from one of the UK’s top 50 institutions in 2022.

Why should you choose GBS

Flexible study options - Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends

Industry-experienced lecturers with excellent knowledge and insights

Formative learning throughout

Small classes – more attention to students

Free career development mentoring programme

Connect with our very successful alumni

Flexible study options - Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends

Industry-experienced lecturers with excellent knowledge and insights

Formative learning throughout

Small classes – more attention to students

Free career development mentoring programme

Connect with our very successful alumni

This course includes the following core modules:

- Leadership and Enterprise in Health, Social Care and Community Settings
- Difficulties Families Face with Therapeutic Interventions
- Mental Health, Resilience and Recovery Across the Life-course
- Independent Project

The assessment strategy has been carefully designed to enable students to develop a full range of knowledge, skills and competencies that are key in health and social care. The variety of assessments takes a broad range of factors into account including intended learning outcomes, professional standards in the health and social care industry, student demographics and our pedagogical approach — with each factor helping to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the learning experience.

We utilise a strategic and holistic approach to selection and design in our assessment strategy. Essays, reports, presentations, debates and small group projects have been identified as effective means for assessing student development. Where possible, we will use real-life simulations so that students can develop structured arguments through reflection, judgement and targeted evaluation. Students will also research specific areas and formulate objective conclusions — supported by appropriate referencing. In addition, students will be able to creatively use evidence-based writing skills to apply professional judgement in making recommendations and solving problems for future best practices. All group projects will require measured commitment and input from all members, objectively assessed through peer presentation and review.

Presentations will be performed individually and in groups that address concepts of a particular scenario. These assessments will also include a question-and-answer element.


Group debates will be conducted around a particular topic or subject area within health and social care. A proposition will be offered and defended within the group context. This will enable students to demonstrate the ability to work effectively with each other, respect inputs from fellow students, effectively present information and prepare persuasive arguments.

To join this course, you must have successfully completed the GBS HND in Healthcare Practice for England.

Funding your study

All students can access student finance. 

 

Tuition Fee Loans

A Tuition Fee Loan covers the cost of your tuition fees. This is paid directly to your awarding institution (in this case Oxford Brookes University). Loan repayments only start once you have finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full- and part-time learners can apply. 

Students studying with GBS are not eligible to apply for Oxford Brookes University’s financial bursaries.

 

Maintenance Loans

If you are eligible, you can also apply for a Maintenance Loan to cover living expenses. This loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of the term. Maintenance Loans are repaid after you finish your course, and your earnings are above £26,575 per year. For more information, please visit gov.uk/studentfinance.

 

Maintenance Grants

You can also apply for a Maintenance Grant to help with living costs. Maintenance Grants are paid directly into your bank account at the start of the term. You don’t have to pay them back, but any funds you get will reduce the size of the Maintenance Loan you could receive, should you also wish to apply for one.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date to get living cost support from Student Finance England.

For more information, please click here for course fees or call us +44 (0)20 3011 2638

This course includes the following core modules:

- Leadership and Enterprise in Health, Social Care and Community Settings
- Difficulties Families Face with Therapeutic Interventions
- Mental Health, Resilience and Recovery Across the Life-course
- Independent Project

Enrolling for June 2023

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What our students say

It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

Manea Bianca Stefana

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

Raimon Larrainzer Make
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It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

Manea Bianca Stefana

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

Raimon Larrainzer Make

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