BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management

BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management is a challenging and rewarding career that will offer a variety of environments to work in, and the opportunity to gain an insight into health and social care leadership and management. This course explores the role of the health and social care manager within the context of contemporary research, legislation, policy and theory. This degree is excellent preparation for students seeking administrative, managerial type roles within health and social care industry. You’ll gain a fascinating perspective on the interactions between people, health and social care environments, and the organisations providing and regulating services.

The broad demands placed on the health and social care services ensure the need for skilled and talented individuals with the right qualifications. The areas of administration and management are permanently topical, with staff in these positions maintaining smooth provision of services and managing change in organisations.

The degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to analyse important public health and social care issues. The course is informed by current and expected changes in the UK healthcare sector, and given the UK’s ageing population, advances in healthcare technology, quality concerns and the rising cost of providing healthcare.

The BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management offers graduate entry for the future managers and administrators of health and social care services, in both the statutory and voluntary sectors. It provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective employee of these ever-changing services.

The course aims to rise above the parts that make up health service; instead it looks at how health and social care work together as a whole. The course will also open the possibilities for a career working for large aid organisations locally and abroad. The relevant placements further boost your employability on graduation.

Some students progress onto postgraduate study in education, public health, social work, occupational therapy, nursing and research. The work placements experienced throughout the three years gives you an opportunity to explore those areas of health and social care within which you would like to develop your future career. Placements are in a wide range of settings including the NHS, social care, charitable, non-profit making and private organisations, public health, occupational health, local authorities and Government.

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates:  January / May / September;

The course is concerned with policy and legislation relating to health and social care as well as the sociology of health, welfare and social care issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups. It prepares graduates for a range of roles in the wider health and social care sectors, including the not-for-profit (voluntary), private sector and public sector.

You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Health Service Administrator/Manager
  • Drug And Alcohol Rehabilitation Manager
  • Manager Of Learning Disability Services
  • Primary Care Trust Business Development Manager
  • Day Centre Manager
  • Sure Start Programme Manager
  • Health Visitor Manager
  • Prison Service Manager
  • Residential And Nursing Care Home Manager
  • Advisor In Local Authorities
  • Community Care Manager
  • Policy Research Manager
  • Policy Maker
  • Community Development Worker
  • Further Education Teacher
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Adult Nurse
  • Counsellor
  • Dietician
  • Health And Safety Adviser
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician Associate
  • Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker
  • Social Worker

 And more;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • Introduction to Health and Social Care
  • Investigating Social Life
  • Introduction to the Human Services
  • Foundations in the Social Sciences
  • Child Welfare: Perspectives on and Approaches to Risk Assessment
  • Studies in ‘Race’ and Ethnicity

Year 2

  • Global Public Health
  • Research Approaches in the Social World
  • Multi-Agency Working
  • Comparing Welfare Internationally
  • Disability in Childhood: Critical Perspectives on Policy And Practice
  • Mental Health and Society
  • Contemporary Forced Migration
  • Managing and Management in the Human Services

Year 3

  • Independent Project in Health and Social Care
  • Health Issues in Gender, Age and Ethnicity
  • Dependency and Care: Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice
  • The Social Body
  • Child Protection: Critically Analysing Policy and Practice
  • Ideas and Issues in Globalisation
  • Leadership, Management and Multi-Agency Working in the Human Services
  • Current Issues in the Human Services

* The units can vary, depending on the chosen pathway or optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed via seen examinations, short answer papers, practical reports and reviews, case studies, group assessment projects, presentations, essays and health profiles. However, the weight of assessments are written assignments and these allow you to explore the subject in depth through detailed research and construct an argument based on the evidence you gain in preparing the assignment.

Progression

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England         

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

Health and Social Care BA

Health and Social Care is, above all, about supporting people – working passionately, intensely and deeply to address the needs of individuals, their families and communities. 

The demand for skilled health and social care workers is higher than ever before.

Roles, practices and activities within the health and social care sector are rapidly changing and increasing as a rising variety of supports are offered in the community and at home as a result of the fact that people are living longer and have more diverse and complex demands.

BA (Hons) in Health and Social Care is specifically designed to focus on gaining the abilities to allow and support vulnerable people to live an independent, active and healthy life, as well as responding effectively to their demands.

The course will give students a deep understanding of policies and trends, social and psychological approaches and critical issues in both child and adult care. 

It will also prepare students to make a positive impact within the sector and on the way services are delivered towards vulnerable people. 

The course will equip students with both the knowledge and practical experience to adapt and work in more flexible ways after graduation. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity of practicing their skills in real-life situations, which will give them a crucial experience in a range of settings – from individual circumstances to community projects.

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates:  June / September;

  • Local authority, HNS and multi-agency teams working with children, young people and adults
  • Homelessness and social housing services
  • Refugee and asylum-seeker support agencies
  • Appropriate adult and advocacy work
  • Health promotion services
  • Community mental health teams
  • Intensive family support teams
  • Residential and nursing care management
  • Commissioning and care management teams
  • Care coordinator management
  • Minimum Age: 18 years old
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certification (i.e., Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience.
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed if they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Overseas learners must demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates at the moment of registration.

Year 1:

  • Ways of knowing
  • Health policy and social trends
  • Understanding physical health conditions
  • Working with people
  • Psychological approaches to care
  • Social approaches to health and wellbeing

 

      Year 2:

  • Critical issues in adult care
  • Safeguarding children
  • Practice based learning 1 (placement- double module)
  • Researching health and social care
  • Public health and health promotion

 

      Year 3:

  • Independent study (double module)
  • Practice based learning 2 (placement- double module)
  • Managing people, services and resources
  • Resourcing and social enterprise in health and social care

Assessment

The course is assessed in terms of both theory and practice through assessments including practical implementations, reports, essays, presentations and examinations. Most modules are designed to develop problem solving techniques and interpersonal skills and many provide the opportunity for group work. There are no exams.

Progression

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course may vary depending on the institution you have chosen, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. 

Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. 

Tuition fee loans, which cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. 

Healthcare Management BA

If you are looking for that first step toward a future career in healthcare management and if you are fascinated by the areas of health and business, then BSc Healthcare management programme will offer you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a variety of career focused courses in both fields. 

This course will allow you to broaden your knowledge and progress into leadership in the ever-challenging world of healthcare. This course ensures that you develop a thorough understanding of the obstacles that healthcare workers face, as well as organizational skills that can help you advance your career. 

During the course you will also learn about societal responsibility, strategies and sustainability for both health and healthcare administration.

The variety of topics in this course will include:

  • The political, financial, cultural and ethical aspects of healthcare improvements
  • Understanding the importance, aim and significance of the strategic business process applied to organisations
  • Understanding and learning about a range of diseases from a scientific perspective
  • The global distribution of main diseases and their causes
  • Analysing the factors that determine individual, group and population level health outcomes
  • The theories and concepts used for effective project management

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates:  June;

  • Healthcare department manager
  • Healthcare finance manager
  • Quality and improvement manager
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Physician practice manager
  • Administrative support specialist
  • Administrative coordinator
  • Medical secretary
  • Patient service representative
  • Operations assistant
  • Minimum Age: 18 years old
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certification (i.e., Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience.
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed if they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Overseas learners must demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates at the moment of registration.

Foundation Year:

  • Developing academic skills
  • Using numeracy, data, IT
  • Research skills and using information
  • Values, ethics and working collaboratively
  • Technology in organisations
  • Structure of business

 

Year 1:

  • Skills for learning in care
  • Social, political and ethical issues in international healthcare
  • Communication and collaboration in managing the professional environment
  • Meeting the needs of service users
  • Planning and managing resources
  • Fostering dignity and respect

      Year 2:

  • Financial control and budgeting
  • Performance improvement and management in health & social care
  • Public health
  • Health promotion
  • Inter-agency working
  • Leading teams in health & social care

      Year 3:

  • Quality management in a care setting
  • Business analysis and planning
  • Global health and sustainability
  • Project management and risk
  • Research methods and final project

Assessment

The course is assessed in terms of practice through assessments including practical implementations, reports, essays, presentations, group work and examinations. Most modules are designed to develop problem solving techniques and interpersonal skills and many provide the opportunity for group work

Progression

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course may vary depending on the institution you have chosen, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. 

Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. 

Tuition fee loans, which cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. 

Integrated Health and Social Care Top-Up

Health and Social care sector is becoming more and more important as a significant part of our population requires assistance, personal care, social care or protection services. Taking all of this into consideration, professional carers offer vital services to the UK health sector, therefore, their contribution is very significant. 

The BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care course is ideal for students seeking to work as health professionals. This course is specifically designed to allow students to become “practice professionals” and enter an important, demanding and rewarding sector. 

This one-year course is also optimal for young professionals working within the health sector (public or private) who want to step further and progress with their career. 

The objectives of the course are as follows: 

  • Expand students’ confidence and creativity as well as their competence to professionally approach patients. 
  • Help students progress into capable health practitioners with an ethical and socially responsible approach to patients. 
  • Expand students’ theoretical knowledge, competence and ability relevant for a range of practice environments.
  • Develop students’ knowledge and practice in order to be able to apply their skills in their future career and personal development.

Course Length:  1 year;
Start dates:  September;

  • Resident/care coordinator
  • Drug and alcohol worker
  • Quality assistant/coordinator
  • Family support worker 
  • Health educator
  • Health promotion worker
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Healthcare support worker
  • Assistant practice manager
  • Assistant care home manager
  • Care worker team leader
  • Residential support worker 
  • Care practitioner
  • Victim care officer
  • Health care volunteer coordinator
  • The (Top-Up) course is designed for applicants with a Level 5 qualification, such as a Higher National Diploma, or other equivalents, or have completed the second year of a relevant degree.
  • Applicants must have a relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits in any Business and/or Management related areas.
  • Overseas learners must demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of English language
  • Applicants must attend an interview with a member of the admission team
  • Applicants must bring the original certificates at the moment of registration
  • Leadership and management
  • Contemporary issues and interprofessional practice
  • Introduction to safeguarding
  • Applied practitioner research

Assessment.

Teaching methods include a mix of lectures, seminars, group-work and e-learning. Assessment methods include written exams, case studies, assignments, projects and reports.

Compared to studying HND, you will spend most of your time independently for assessment preparation and learning.

Progression.

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further, you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. 

For more information regarding progression, please contact Atlantic London.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course may vary depending on the institution you have chosen, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. 

Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. 

Tuition fee loans, which cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. 

You can apply for a Maintenance loan at the same time, which will help you cover some of your expenses. This loan will be paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term. 

You won’t have to pay back the loan until one after your graduation, when you’ll earn over a threshold set by Student Loan.  

Students can also apply for other grants subject to availability and eligibility, such as grants for disability, or for childcare costs.

HND Health and Social Care

HND Health and Social Care programmes are in high and increasing demand with hospitals, care homes, charities and community centres under increasing pressure for services to address the diverse and complex needs of a multitude of patients.

The HND Health and Social Care course is ideal for those who wish to specialise and pursue a career in the care sector. The courses are intended to create health professionals with a thorough understanding of managing health and social care services.

This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed during the HNC and gives advanced preparation if you want to follow a career in health and social care. If you’re already working in the sector, an HND would enhance your job prospects. Designed to equip you with the knowledge and understanding required for successful employment, this course will give you the transferable skills to meet the increasing demands of the health care sector.

The HND Health and Social Care course provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the Health and Social Care sector. Higher Nationals offer a strong emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding in the sector.

The HND Health and Social Care course have been designed to equip individuals with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for employment in Health & Social Care, both in the UK and overseas. These qualifications meet and exceed the National minimum standard of qualification set by the Care Quality Commission for those practising in Health & Social Care in the UK.

The course prepare and equip students with knowledge and skills in the practice and management of Health and Social Care programmes leading to employment or further and higher education to degree level.

The course is suitable also for all those already working in the sector who wish to gain practical skills and a formal Level 5 qualification in order to progress to supervisor or junior management level roles

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates:  February / July / October;

Students will gain a qualification that will support progression into job roles with greater responsibility within this sector, for example, supervisory and management roles. Upon successful completion of the course and/or completion of further specialist study, job roles may include; Care Home Manager, Social Care Worker, Midwife, Paramedic, Health Care Trainer, Safeguarding Officer, or Public Health Personnel.

Minimum Age: 18 years old;
Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration

Year 1

Communicating in Health and Social Care Organisations
Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care Workplace
Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care
Physiological Principles for Health and Social Care
Managing Human Resources in Health and Social Care
Managing Financial Resources in Health and Social Care

Year 2

Understanding Specific Needs in Health and Social Care
Supporting Independent Living
Supporting Significant Life Events
The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care
Facilitating Change in Health and Social Care
Managing Quality in Health and Social Care
Health Promotion
Research Project

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

Assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks, but there will be no formal exams.  You won’t have to write any exams during your HND; instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars presentations, role play and case study analyses, written assignments. All units will be individually graded as ‘passes, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a full qualification you must pass all 8 units to achieve the higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve the higher diploma.

Progression

The majority of students graduating from this course progress to a one year top-up degree at university in a related field. There are optional university higher education courses in fields such as Nursing, Social Work, Teaching Psychology, Sociology, Health Studies, Social Policy, or Health Care Management. Alternatively, you could take up employment with a Health or Social care related organisation.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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