BA (Hons) Community and Social Care (Policy & Practice)
Our Community & Social Care Degree develops a wider understanding of why society behaves in the way it does towards participants of social care, and what can be done to address this by the individual, communities and the state. This qualification is awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
- Course Information
- Course Code
- UCAS Code
- Awarded By
- Learner Aim Reference
- £9250 ( Year 2 & 3 are subject to UCLan tuition fees)
- Attendance Pattern
- Course Level
- Level 4, 5 & 6
- Study Mode
- Full Time
- Course Location
- Chorley Campus *
- Age Group
- Adults (19+)
- Course Duration
- 3 years
Our Community & Social Care Degree develops a wider understanding of why society behaves in the way it does towards participants of social care, and what can be done to address this by the individual, communities and the state.
Year 1 Modules:
- Introduction to community practice – research and development.
- Society in focus – a sociological understanding.
- Communication and social media skills in social care.
- Contextualising welfare (1) – the development of British Social Policy.
- Contextualising welfare (2) – theories, concepts and issues.
- Development across the Lifespan – holistic development incorporating theory.
You will also undertake a 60 hour work placement in a social care related setting. You will need to undertake a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check before you start your placement – this is a cost of £44 (Price correct Sept 2019).
* Year 1 will be studied at Runshaw College (Chorley Campus), with subsequent years studied at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston.
- Entry Requirements
You will need 80 UCAS points taken from:
- a minimum of 2 A Levels at Grade A*-C.
- a National Diploma/Extended Diploma at Grade MMP.
- an NVQ Level 3 in a relevant subject
- an Access to Higher Education Diploma at Pass.
All applicants will additionally require GCSE English at Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent.
Although not a requirement for this course, GCSE English and maths at Grade A*-C/9-4 may be a requirement for progression to some careers.
Students hoping to later progress to social work training will need GCSE English and maths at Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent.
You may also qualify for the course if you have other qualifications or relevant life or work experience.
- Progression Pathway
A career in the community and social care sector is extremely rewarding and offers opportunities to work in rich and varied settings. Encompassing voluntary and charitable organisations, the police, the national offender service, homelessness agencies, education and the NHS to name but a few. This is just a small sample of the career opportunities available: family support • housing • teaching • academic research • social enterprises • the NHS • adult social care • community work.
Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Community & Social Care: Policy & Practice provides excellent preparation for professional training at postgraduate level in areas such as probation, social work (including family support, children services, welfare services, community work and adult social care), housing management, teaching or academic research.
- Programme Specification
The Programme Specification is the formal document that is Approved by the University of Central Lancashire. It sets out the key elements of the course on which Approval is based. Click below to view the Programme Specification for the BA (Hons) Community and Social Care: Policy and Practice.
- DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)
You must be prepared to comply with the vetting procedures for those working with children and young people as required by current legislation (ie undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check). A charge of £44* for processing DBS applications will be made; this fee must be paid in addition to all other course related fees. If you are eligible for fee remission, there will be no DBS charge. If you are an Apprentice, this will be organised by your employer. *Price correct at Sept 2019.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.