Health and Social Care courses are based on theory and practice, and you will be expected to go out into practice to learn new skills and gain practical experience of using your theoretical skills, enhancing and developing your portfolio through fieldwork. The amount of time spent conducting fieldwork will depend on the Health and Social Care route you take, such as FdA, Apprenticeship, or BSc for example, however, every Health and Social Care course will require some measure of fieldwork.
Your preferred location for work placement will be taken into consideration and accommodated wherever possible, however, this cannot be guaranteed due to the number of places available at each location. Please note that (FdA) Health and Social Care applications are currently unavailable for international students due to visa restrictions, therefore these applications can not be considered. Additionally, there are several Health and Social Care routes, some of which require you to be employed by an employer supporting the Higher Education Apprenticeship scheme, and who will sponsor your studies. Other routes, such as Undergraduate BSc and HND are accessible without these conditions, however, still have specific entry requirements and/or UCAS tariff points to gain admission.
Some work placements (taken during Level HE5 of the course) involve regular unsupervised access to children and/or vulnerable adults, also known as regulated activity. If you'll be undertaking a placement that involves regulated activity you'll have to get an enhanced disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) beforehand. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online update service. You don't need to apply for DBS Enhanced Disclosure before starting the course.
For all the details on the specific Health and Social Care courses or if you have any other enquiries relating to this please visit the Health and Social Care subject area, you will also find contact details of the Health and Social Care Team if would like to speak to them directly.
Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.
At the University of Bolton, we understand our students have different requirements and we pride ourselves on the positive and supportive learning environment we provide. Being voted No. 1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide, North West) is a testament to our approach.
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