Health & Social Care, University 2nd Year (Level 5)
The Undergraduate Level 5 Health and Social Care course is a 120 credit course designed to fast track students to the final year of an associated Undergraduate degree within the Health and Social care sector, the final year Top up Degree can be completed at a UK university on campus or via distance learning.
The Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.
This course is made up of five level 5 modules and assignments (120 credits).
Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials comprise recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources. A full explanation of how you will be assessed can be found here.
The fee for enroling onto the Level 4 and Level 5 courses together is £8,500 online study and £12,000 for campus study Alternatively students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for £5,400 each for online study or £9,000 for campus study.
Students can make payment using one of the following methods:
- Credit or debit card
- Bank transfer
- Interest free monthly instalments
- Western Union
- All Course Materials, including online modules and written assignments.
- Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
Dedicated student support.
- Access to an online Social Learning forum.
- Assignment marking and feedback.
- FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00.
- Free CV Writing help on completion of the course.
If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are listed below. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus; costs will vary depending on which university you chose to complete the final year at.
Anglia Ruskin University
University of Derby
Before enrolling onto the level 5 course, you must have attained a level 4 or equivalent.
Principles underpinning health and social care
All health and social care professionals have professional codes of conduct. The aim of this module is to develop understanding of the values, theories and policies underpinning health and social care practice and the mechanisms that exist to promote good practice within the sector.
The management of quality in health and social care
Quality is an essential component of health and social care services and a concept with many different interpretations and perspectives. The aim of this module is for learners to develop an understanding of different perspectives on health and social care service quality and how it is evaluated in order to empower and involve users of services.
This module aims to develop the learner’s skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a small pilot investigation of direct relevance to their higher education programme or professional development.
Partnership working in health and social care
The aim of this module is to enable learners to develop an understanding of the importance of working positively in partnership with others in health and social care. Learners will explore the nature of partnership on three levels. First, they will examine partnerships with users of services that empower individuals to make informed decisions and encourage independence. Second, they will consider partnerships between different professionals within health and social care and explore inter-agency working. Finally, learners will investigate organisational partnerships and examine different ways of joint working.
Working with service users with complex needs
The aim of this unit is to help learners to understand issues of health, disability and illness and how health care professionals can empower those with complex physical and mental health needs to determine their own care.
Successful completion of the full Level 4/5 Health and Social Care course and final year of an accredited Undergraduate Degree programme will act as a springboard to a professional career in health and social care services. The course pulls together theory and practice for those who wish to work with people in a caring environment. It is suitable as a base for those who wish to move onto one of the many health or social professions or those who want to keep their options open.