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Skills for the Workplace: Health & Social Care (CertHE)

Want to progress in your workplace? Then develop your skills and step onto the career ladder!

You could develop your skills, improve your self-confidence and restart your career in Health & Social Care.

This Certificate of Higher Education course is designed to give you the tools to apply and transfer your skills into the workplace. It will give you the confidence to anticipate problems and find solutions; work independently and with other people; and plan things out before you start and complete the things that you’ve started. All the skills employers look for.

This programme is available to Home applicants.

PATHWAY OPTIONS AND HOW TO APPLY

Once you have decided that you would like to study this programme, you will need to apply by submitting an application directly to the University.

Visit the UWTSD Birmingham's apply section to find out more. You can also apply using the link below.


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Institution Code: T80
Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year

Why choose this course?

  • Internationally recognised certificate
  • Develop the key skills and knowledge you need to progress in your career.
  • Work with friendly, experienced, practice-led tutors who will guide you through every step of the process.
  • Join a learning community that will become a business network for life.
  • UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in teaching quality in Business Studies – The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

What you will learn

Course Overview

This program will equip students for various job opportunities in the public and private health and social care environment with a focus on adult and child care, for instance, residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, clinical health settings and daycare centres. Students will be able to take up roles such as Care Assistant, Family Support Worker, Community Worker and Teaching Assistant.

The programme is specifically created in its content and flexible delivery to give you the confidence to anticipate problems and find solutions, to work independently and with other people, to plan things out before you start and complete the things you've started, in short, to develop the skills that employers want!

All of the teachings are project-based, linking theory with practice and ensuring that each module is contextualised within real workplace situations and challenges.

Classes are held 2 days per week.

Module Topics

Level 4

  • Academic and Employability Skills
    • Provide students with the underlying study/research strategies and software skills to facilitate effective study in Higher Education. 
    • Enable students to take responsibility for their own learning.
    • Enable students to gain confidence and competence as effective employees by developing a range of employability skills such as reflection, time management and presentation skills.
  • Digital Skills and Research Methods
    • Improve students' digital skills within the workplace.
    • Develop awareness of the importance of effective analysis of information and its translation into knowledge.
  • Effective Team Working and Communication
    • Introduce students to strategies for effective team working.
    • Develop students' awareness of the range of communication skills integral to success within the workplace.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
    • To be able to solve problems and make decisions in the workplace.
    • To be able to manage and implement change in the workplace.
  • Professional Career Development
    • Introduce students to strategies for personal reflection and career development planning.
    • Gain confidence and competence as effective employees.
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care
    • Develop an understanding of the psychological factors which influence human behaviour throughout the lifespan and how these apply to health and social care settings.
Assessment

There are a variety of assessments such as presentations, projects, reports and blogs. There are no examinations.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

This programme is available to Home applicants.

Applications to our full-time undergraduate courses must be made directly to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David using our online application form.

Entry onto the programme is by individual merit. Normally students under the age of 21 will have at least 1 A Level or BTEC National Diploma/Certificate or equivalent. Mature Candidates – experience can often be taken into consideration in lieu of formal qualifications. Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results.

We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. The applicants will have to pass the written test and the interview with one of our academics in order to be accepted onto the programme.

Career Opportunities

This programme is specifically focused on employability, ensuring that students are able to use workplace experiences to inform their studies throughout each module.

Explicit outcomes include the creation of digital portfolios, through which students can demonstrate their understanding of key skills, theories and methodologies for use at interview and to secure career progression.

Additional Costs

There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the payment of tuition. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with studying such as transport and any on-campus purchases including printing, coffees, snacks or other sundry items.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops, tablets, and/or software over the course of their studies. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other available funding opportunities, please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.