BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Top-Up- Inclusive of Level 4 and 5 Pathway Diploma


The BSc in Health and Social Care is a comprehensive undergraduate program designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the healthcare and social services sectors. This programme covers essential health, well-being, and social support topics, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared for fulfilling careers in these vital fields.

Anglia Ruskin University offers the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care program, a highly regarded undergraduate degree providing students with a deep understanding of the dynamic and crucial health and social care sectors. This program is tailored to equip students with the knowledge and skills essential for excelling in various roles within these sectors. The curriculum strongly emphasises integrating theory and practice, enabling students to develop the essential competencies required for effective healthcare and social work delivery.

A standout feature of this program is its strong emphasis on real-world experience through placements and practical training, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to tackle the challenges within the healthcare and social care sectors. Additionally, Anglia Ruskin University's distinguished reputation in healthcare education and research enhances the value of this program, making it an excellent choice for individuals aspiring to make a meaningful impact in these critical fields.

The programme comprises two phases; the first is the Qualifi Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care, awarded by Qualifi and delivered by the School of Business and Technology London. The second phase is the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Top Up, awarded and delivered 100% online by Anglia Ruskin University. At Anglia Ruskin University, you will study through Canvas, a world-class online Learning Management System (LMS), accessed from your phone, pc or tablet at home or on the move. Canvas provides instant access to study materials, forums, and support from tutors and classmates, as well as enabling easy submission of your assignments.

After successfully completing your studies, you'll be invited to attend a graduation ceremony on campus at Anglia Ruskin University. If attending the ceremony in person is not possible, we'll arrange to send your certificate to you. School of Business and Technology London partners with Chestnut Education Group to promote this programme.

Anglia Ruskin University began in 1858 as the Cambridge School of Art founded by William Beaumont. It was then merged with the Cambridge shire College of Arts and Technology and the Essex Institute of Higher Education and was renamed Anglia Polytechnic. It was then given university status in 1992 and renamed Anglia Ruskin University in 2005. The university has campuses in the UK (Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough), as well as they are partnered with institutions around the world including Berlin, Budapest, Trinidad, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

  • Assignments and Project
  • No examinations
  • A Level or Equivalent 
  • Minimum 1 Year of Health and Social care work experience
  • Further, candidates are also required to demonstrate their English language proficiency.

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBTL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBTL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.


Phase 1 -  Qualifi Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Programme Structure

Level 4 - Modules

The QUALIFI Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care comprises 120 credits, equating to 1200 hours of TQT and 600 hours of GLH. The diploma requires six mandatory units at Level 4. 

  • Academic Study skills

Reference No:  T/505/9498 

Credit: |20| TQT: 200

The primary objective of this unit is to equip individuals with the essential skills and knowledge required for effective higher education study, fostering the development of reflective and critical thinking abilities necessary for reaching their maximum learning potential and potentially advancing to the Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

  • Communicating in Health and Social Care 

Reference No: H/505/9495 

Credit: |20| TQT: 200

This unit aims to cultivate the learner's understanding of the various modes of communication utilised in health and social care settings and underscore their importance in ensuring efficient service delivery.

  • An Introduction to Healthcare Policy

 Reference No : F/505/9505 

 Credit: |20| TQT: 200

This unit seeks to enhance the learner's awareness of the diverse factors influencing healthcare and their impact on policy development. Evaluating healthcare policies will enable learners to scrutinise the crucial contemporary concerns facing policy-makers, service providers, and support recipients.

  • Reflective Practice

 Reference No : F/505/9519 

 Credit: |20| TQT: 200

Introducing learners to reflective practice in all its forms is the focus of this unit. Reflecting on and in practice holds significance in health and social care, promoting self-development and linking theoretical concepts to practical application.

  • Managing people in Health and Social Care

Reference No : L/505/9507 

Credit: |20| TQT: 200

The primary objective of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of the processes involved in the recruitment, management, and development of personnel in the health and social care workplace. Learners will investigate the procedures governing the management of individuals in this sector and explore how to instigate organisational change.

  • Sociology: Concepts in Health and Social Care

Reference No :  M/505/9502 

Credit: |20| TQT: 200

This unit aims to impart to learners an understanding of sociological concepts related to health and illness and their practical application in health and social care. It will enable learners to comprehend the nature of contemporary society and its influence on the perception of health and illness. Learners will delve into the structural aspects of culture, such as age, gender, ethnicity, social class, family, and households, and their impact on health and well-being.

Level 5 - Modules

The Level 5 Diploma is made up of 120 credits, which equates to 1200 hours of TQT and includes 500 hours of GLH. The Diploma requires five mandatory units at Level 5. 

  • Principles Underpinning Health and Social Care 

Reference No :  K/505/9496  

Credit: |20| TQT: 200

Health and social care professionals must adhere to specific ethical and professional standards. This course module is designed to foster comprehension of the principles, theories, and regulations that form the foundation of health and social care practice. It also explores the various tools and systems in place to uphold high standards of practice within the industry.

  • The Management of Quality in Health and Social Care

Reference No :  A/505/9521 

Credit: |20| TQT: 200

Quality plays a significant role in the realm of health and social care. In this unit, students will acquire insight into diverse viewpoints concerning the quality of health and social care services and the methods used to evaluate them. This knowledge aims to empower and involve service users in the process.

  • Research Project

 Reference No : H/505/9500 

 Credit: |40| TQT: 400

The primary objective of this unit is to enhance students' research abilities, encouraging them to conduct a concise pilot study that directly pertains to their higher education program or career advancement. This endeavour aims to cultivate independent inquiry and critical analysis skills.

  • Partnership working in Health and Social Care

Reference No : A/505/9499 

Credit: |20| TQT: 200

In this unit, students will grasp the significance of establishing favourable professional relationships in health and social care. The module will delve into the concept of partnership on three distinct levels:

  • Collaboration with service users.
  • Cooperation among health and social care practitioners.
  • Engagement with organisations.

Understanding these aspects will empower individuals to make informed choices and advocate for autonomy.

  • Working with Service users with Complex Needs

Reference No : T/505/9520 

Credit: |20| TQT: 200

This course module aims to equip learners with insights into matters concerning health, disability, and illness. It further enables them to recognise effective strategies for assisting individuals with intricate physical and mental health requirements in their roles as healthcare professionals.

 

Phase 2 - BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care

Programme Structure

  • Leadership Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Evaluating Research for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Strategic Management in Health and Social Care
  • Undergraduate Major Project

Delivery Methods

The programme comprises two phases; the first is the Qualifi Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care, awarded by Qualifi and delivered by the School of Business and Technology London. The School of Business and Technology London offers flexible learning methods, including online and blended learning, allowing students to choose the mode of study that suits their preferences and schedules. The program is self-paced and facilitated through an advanced Learning Management System. Students can easily interact with tutors through the SBTL Support Desk Portal System for course material discussions, guidance, assistance, and assessment feedback on assignments. School of Business and Technology London provides exceptional support and infrastructure for online and blended learning. Students benefit from dedicated tutors who guide and support them throughout their learning journey, ensuring a high level of assistance.

The second phase is the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Top Up, awarded and delivered 100% online by Anglia Ruskin University. At Anglia Ruskin University, you will study through Canvas, a world-class online Learning Management System (LMS), accessed from your phone, pc or tablet at home or on the move. Canvas provides instant access to study materials, forums, and support from tutors and classmates, as well as enabling easy submission of your assignments.

After successfully completing your studies, you'll be invited to attend a graduation ceremony on campus at Anglia Ruskin University. If attending the ceremony in person is not possible, we'll arrange to send your certificate to you. School of Business and Technology London partners with Chestnut Education Group to promote this programme.

Resources and Support

School of Business & Technology London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business & Technology London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business & Technology London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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