Supporting individual health and well-being 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 a community 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 community services.
This course is run in Partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
This course is suitable for anyone interested in pursuing a career within the community care sector and also welcomes mature learners with or without experience of working within the field of H&SC. We aim to reflect the multidisciplinary approach required in this sector and actively seek prospective students from varied employment/academic backgrounds.
You are required to have 210 hours of workplace practice in order to be eligible for this course.
There are more opportunities than ever before for health and wellbeing specialists. After Graduating, you will have the opportunity to work within a broad range of disciplines, including progression to professional degree pathways such as Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or enabling employment opportunities in fields such as Counselling, Alternative therapeutic practices, Voluntary sector project management, Domiciliary care, Residential Care, Assisted Independent Living, Probationary work, the Police force, and Youth Work.
Modules can include:
• Communication & Interpersonal Interaction
• Introduction to Care Practice
• Study Skills
• Community provision – Safeguarding Vulnerable Individuals
• Supporting Independent Living through Empowerment & Resilience. (Adult/Youth)
• Mental Health and Wellbeing (Adult/Youth)
The programme will include lectures, tutorials and a substantial work placement. You will usually have to complete portfolios, oral and poster presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.
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.