Care Practices – Diploma in Higher Education (Full-Time)

Course Overview

Supporting individual health, social and care needs is a crucial aspect of enabling people to achieve an enjoyable and fulfilling life. Working with people to improve their health, through education, support, treatment and professional guidance within any setting can make a significant difference to people when they need it, whatever their age.
You will develop an understanding of the theory underpinning individual health behaviour which will enhance the quality of support you provide for clients accessing Health and Social care services.
You will study with likeminded people with knowledge and understanding across a range of related professional roles. The course is taught and based in your own community. This programme aligns with current health, social and care practice policies and legislation, if you enjoy working with people and want to play an important part in the evolving approach to health and care provision, then this is ideally suited to you.

This course is run in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • Entry Requirements

    To be considered for entry onto this course, applicants need to have achieved 120 Credits at Level 4 from a suitably relevant programme. If you do not meet this requirement, you may be better suited applying for entry onto the level 4 equivalent of this course, the Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Care Practices.

  • Career Prospects

    Opportunity to work within a broad range of disciplines including progression to professional degree pathways such as Nursing (Adult, Mental Health, Paediatric), Midwifery, Social work, Occupational Therapy or enabling employment opportunities in fields such as Voluntary sector project management, Domiciliary care, Residential Care, Assisted Independent Living, Probationary work, Police force.

  • Course Modules

    The content of the curriculum is strongly influenced by the principles of care and the promotion of all aspects of health in order to address current health concerns.

    Modules can Include:
    - Alternative Health Provision
    - Care Practice
    - Collaborative Partnerships in Care
    - Determinants of Health adn Wellbeing
    - Impact of an Ageing Population
    - Research in the Wider Health and Social Care Arena

  • Assessment

    You will learn via taught lessons / practical classes / self-directed study/ seminars/ blended learning the underpinning concepts of care practice essential to the course.

    Assessment takes place via continual assessment / coursework / written assignments / examinations. You will be supporting in meeting the demands of assessed work by module tutors, personal tutor, H.E. study coach and wider student support services.

  • Additional Costs

    This course requires the student to acquire a DBS certificate, this is at a cost to themselves. The cost of travel to and from your work placement.

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Afan College

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