Wellbeing and Health in the Community (Adult & Youth) – Diploma in Higher Education (Full-Time)

Course Overview

Places for 2020 entry may still be available. Visit our Clearing page to find out more https://www.nptcgroup.ac.uk/clearing/

Those that choose to work within the diverse field of Community Health and Wellbeing must be able to meet the person-centred, holistic care needs of the people they encounter in their practice. Individuals accessing services may be at any stage of life and may have a range of mental, physical, cognitive or behavioural health challenges.
This course is designed to equip you with the values, knowledge and skills that can be utilised and are specifically relevant to employment in Wellbeing and Social Care within the community. The programme reflects contemporary issues, changing trends and challenges within the sector and has an emphasis on improving the quality of service within this emerging field of practice. You will study a range of topics including psychological and social aspects of health and illness, debates and dilemmas in health and social care and mental health and wellbeing.

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

  • Entry Requirements

    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.
    To be eligible for entry onto this course, students must have achieved 120 Credits at Level 4 and 210 Workplace Practice hours.

  • Career Prospects

    Progression can be to professional degree pathways such as Mental Health Nursing, Social work, Occupational Therapy and the top up BSc Health and Wellbeing degree or to transfer directly into a broad range of employment opportunities in fields such as Counselling, Alternative therapeutic practices, Voluntary sector project management, Domiciliary care, Residential Care, Assisted Independent Living, Probationary work, Police force, Youth work.

  • Course Modules

    Modules can Include:
    • Impact of an Ageing Population
    • Care Practice
    • Research in the Wider Health and Social Care Arena
    • Advocacy
    • Current Issues (Community Care)
    • Integrated Care Systems (Adult & Youth)

  • Assessment

    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.

  • 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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