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Foundation Degree in Care Management * in partnership with University of Greenwich * subject to validation The first cohort is expected to commence in September 2009 This qualification is designed for people already in appropriate work in the care sector or who are able to arrange a suitable work placement (paid or unpaid). The foundation degree addresses the government requirement that all managers of nursing homes must have a relevant management qualification. It also provides an opportunity for those working in nursing homes or other areas of the care sector who are looking to gain an appropriate HE level qualification to advance their education and career. Content Includes: ? Introduction to Health and Social Care Policy ? Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Health and Social Care ? Psychology and Sociology for Social Care Practice ? Developing a Portfolio for Practice ? Work-based learning Projects Duration: Three years, one day a week, plus work-based learning. The first cohort is expected to commence in September 2009. Entry requirements: At least one of: a Pass in one or more appropriate A-Level, an AVCE (Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education) or AGNVQ (Advanced General National Vocational Qualification), English and Maths GCSE C+ or equivalent BTEC National Diploma or NVQ L34 in Care. Professionally qualified applicants will be considered individually for direct entry to Year 2 of the programme. Criteria for entry include a professional or relevant academic qualification at level 1 or above plus the applicant is expected, normally, to be in post as a manager or deputy manager or be preparing for management responsibilities. Mature students with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply and credit will be awarded for prior learning with applications being considered on an individual basis. For those eligible for direct entry to level 2, a bridging module is normally required to be taken first. Assessment: Via a variety of methods such as case studies, reflective reports, work-based portfolio, essays. Progression: Successful students will be able to progress in their career in care management and will be equipped to seek employment elsewhere in the public care sector or in private employment. They will be able to progress to the second or third year of a related degree at University of Greenwich or another institution, or onto professional programmes. Fee code E

Foundation Degree in Care Management * in partnership with University of Greenwich * subject to validation The first cohort is expected to commence in September 2009 This qualification is designed for people already in appropriate work in the care sector or who are able to arrange a suitable work placement (paid or unpaid). The foundation degree addresses the government requirement that all...

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