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Certificate of Higher Education in Skills for the Workplace (Health & Social Care)

Want to make 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.

Designed to give you the tools to apply your personal transferable skills to the workplace; 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 that you’ve started… the skills that employers want!

PATHWAY OPTIONS & HOW TO APPLY

Once you have decided that you would like to study on the Certificate of Higher Education in Skills for the Workplace (Health & Social Care) programme, you will need to apply by submitting an application directly to the University.


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Institution Code: T80
Tuition Fees 2020/21:
£9,000 (Home/EU)
N/A (Overseas)

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 day care centres. Students will be able to take up roles such as, Care Assistant, Family Support Worker, Community Worker and Teaching Assistant.

Modules

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 teaching is project-based, linking theory with practice and ensuring that each module is contextualised within real workplace situations and challenges.

  • Academic and Employability Skills
  • Effective Team Working and Communication
  • Digital Skills and Research Methods
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Professional Career Development
Assessment

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

Key Information

Entry Criteria

Applications to our full-time undergraduate courses must be made through UCAS. However, you can apply directly to University of Wales Trinity Saint David using our online application form and the university will process a UCAS application on your behalf.

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 study such as transport, and may wish to purchase coffees, snacks or other sundry items on campus.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops over the course of their study, though this is not a programme requirement. 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 funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

Accommodation

Not applicable