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The Institute of Community and Society

Social Care

BA (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 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
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • 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:

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!

We're proud to confirm our £300 travel fund helping eligible new UK full-time undergraduate entrants* with the costs of travel continues for students starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21! For further information please click here. 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • DBS required at a minimum cost of £40

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

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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