In this module students will explore the ways that different groups of people experience society, with a focus on discrimination and how to combat it. We will be looking at how we can place people with care and support needs at the heart of our work. We will then consider different ways of doing this within social care. Lived experience perspectives will underpin the module throughout, together with exploring the wishes and feelings of people with social care needs and lived experience.
You will work with peers on case studies centred on the concept of the family. You will learn how different professions work together through group tasks.
The module is a combination of academic study skills and problem based learning designed to develop your skills and prepare you for undergraduate study. You will learn skills such as critical reading, academic writing and the importance of referencing. You will learn about working with others to solve problems. Learning Outcomes 1) Carry out defined investigative strategies and communicate results effectively in a given format 2) Use a range of digital tools to complete tasks effectively 3) Collect information to inform a choice of solutions to problems 4) Reflect on own and others' behaviours and capabilities against given criteria
This module will help students define social care and place social care provision in context in Britain today. We will explore how social care is funded and delivered in the UK by drawing on examples of social care providers from the private, voluntary and statutory sectors. We will consider how differing care and support needs are met through social care provision.
The module will introduce you to ethical issues within your field of study. You will explore issues of respect for others, cultural awareness, and equality and diversity in your subject. You will be faced with ethical dilemmas and will need to formulate responses that demonstrate your understanding of what it means to be an ethical practitioner.
The module outlines the framework of the criminal justice system in England and Wales. The Police, described as 'the gateway to the criminal justice system', is examined first. The other topics in the module are designed to introduce the student to the process of criminal justice; they include, the role of the Crown Prosecution Service, Legal Representation, The Criminal Court Structure etc.
In this module you will be introduced to the idea of research and necessary knowledge and skills required in becoming a researcher. You will learn about research process and an introduction to the different type of research approaches and methods. You will have the opportunity to explore contemporary social care issues to test your research skills. This module will enable you to exercise employable skills by identifying an area of interest that will contribute to setting the foundations to you developing research skills and prepare for future studies.
The aim of this module is for students to gain an understanding of the funding, organisation and delivery of social care services in contemporary Britain. Students will need to show an understanding of the state, market and family and their respective roles within the mixed economy of welfare, as well as the purchaser/provider split and its implications for the funding and delivery of social care services. Students will be introduced to key policies and legislation and there will be a focus on core academic skills such as source selection, referencing, paraphrasing and academic writing, with students required to demonstrate their proficiency in each of these areas in order to progress from the module.
In this module we will introduce you to a number of key ideas that you will build on throughout your studies. The module aims to prepare you for ethical practice through an exploration of personal and professional values. You will study how ethical principles, values and ideology relate to, create, maintain and are challenged by disadvantaged groups.
This module will familiarise students with the complex relationship between the media and the manufacture of deviance resulting in social stigma. It focuses upon media representations of 'deviance', criminality and the construction of social stigma. The module provides students with an understanding of the role of the media in the creation of moral panics and examines the influence of these representations on popular opinion, social policies and legal decision-making.
To introduce students to how we think about crime and criminal justice. The module explores how popular and official knowledge about crime and victimisation are contructed. It goes on to locate these constructions within the context of contemporary British society.
This module will examine the purpose and uses of research while exploring contemporary issues and debates in the way research is conducted. The module will outline methodological issues and equip students with skills necessary to evaluate existing research and understand how it can be used to inform their understanding and practice.
Framing the Criminological World offers a critical exploration of explanations and understandings of crime through a criminological lens. The module provides students with an understanding of criminology as a theoretical and applied discipline. Therefore, the module analyses criminological theories of crime and deviance and explores the application of theories in real-life cases. The module focuses on a variety of forms of theory, from Labelling and Reintegrative Shaming Theory to Conflict Theory. The spatial and temporal dynamics of the criminological theory are examined with reference to debates on the carnival of crime and political agendas. Collectively the sessions enable students to develop a comprehensive knowledge and theoretical understanding of criminology as an applied discipline. Finally, it will explore criminological theory as a distinct criminological topic, whilst examining its relationship with social science broadly.
To introduce students to the history of the modern police force. To examine the relationship between police and society.
This module will introduce students to key issues related to victimology and current approaches to offender management as a tool to reduce crime. It will consider the relationship between victims and offenders and their interaction with the criminal justice system.
This module is to build on legislation, theoretical knowledge and practice working in adult social care. You will build on the concept of mixed economy of welfare environment (i.e. Statutory, Private and Voluntary organisations) exploring a range of services supporting vulnerable adults. You will evaluate aspects of working in social care when working with vulnerable adults (i.e. people with mental ill-health, learning disabilities, physical disabilities , ex offenders and homelessness) and employability skills needed for practice. The module will focus on and explore how organisations are structured, roles within adult services, working culture of the organisation and will include; independent living, residential care, care in the community and supported living
This module will discuss a comprehensive and contemporary range of issues that affect young people in their personal lives and in the wider community. The position of youth and the challenges they face within the community will be explored using appropriate theories, methods and models.
To enable study in depth of certain contemporary issues in criminology. To allow critical evaluation of issues in criminology and to relate these to theory, policy and practice.
This module aims to examine how crime in modern society is prevented and controlled. To critically examine informal and formal methods of controlling crime. To address ways in which the broader behaviour and lifestyles of particular individuals and social groups are controlled through crime control.
This module will give the opportunity for an in-depth study of a social care topic of your own choosing. This could be based around your personal, volunteer or work experience; it could be something that has particularly interested you during the course.
This Module will develop students’ knowledge and skills required to be an effective leader in the Social Care sector. Students will explore the key characteristics of successful leadership including developing self-awareness, emotional intelligence, resilience and managing stress. The module will enable students to examine the concept of power and influence and the art of persuasion in order to lead professionally, ethically and positively whilst working in complex multi-disciplinary environments.
In this module we will introduce you to the issue of innovation in social care and the current and future role of technology. The module will outline some of the current challenges facing the sector e.g. a larger and increasingly aging population and people with severe, multiple and complicated needs. Innovative and technological solutions have a role in tackling these challenges. The module will develop student’s ability to critically evaluate the challenges and solutions to these issues. This module will further equip students with employability skills to work in practice with these challenges and implement strategies and solutions that are based on technology and innovation
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the idea of young people as criminals, and the youth justice system they move through. Youth crime has been a persistent concern over the past century, with an increasing societal focus and concern on anti-social behaviour. This module will allow students to consider the emergence of ‘youth offending’ and consider whether current youth justice policy is working. The module will explore youth pathways into crime and the treatment of young people in the YJS. The welfare vs. justice debate will be explored and students will gain a critical appreciation of the theory and ideas underpinning youth justice policy and practice in England and Wales.