The Institute of Community and Society

Social Care

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

This specialist award in Social Care is designed for those who want to develop a career within the expanding social care sector.

This specialist award in Social Care is designed for those who want to develop a career within the expanding social care sector.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code L563
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020, 23 September 2019
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School The Institute of Community and Society

Why choose this course?

This specialist award in Social Care is designed for those who want to develop a career within the expanding social care sector. It offers opportunities to study specialist areas of social care and includes:

  • the provision of formal and informal care
  • the knowledge, core values and ethics that underpin social care provision
  • the assessment, management and organisation of social care and
  • specialisms in, child care, adult care and elder care that focus on : the child in trouble; substance misuse; mental health; and learning disability

What happens on the course?

Below you will see an example of the structure and modules you may study whilst at this university.

Social Care

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

 Graduates gain careers, mostly in the public and not-for-profit sector including:

  • care management,
  • housing associations and various forms of supported living,
  • early year settings (work with children under 5),
  • supporting young people,
  • supporting people with a learning disability,
  • supporting older people,
  • policy research and development and advocacy
Graduates in social care with a good honours degree (2:1 or above) are eligible to apply for a Master’s level qualifying social work award.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • DBS required at a minimum cost of £50

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2019 Entry

GCSE English grade C/4+ (or equivalence)

plus

  • CCD from A Levels 
  • BTEC National Diploma at a MMM grade
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma at grade MMM /BTEC QCF Diploma at grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits)
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Education, Health and Wellbeing 
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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Email

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