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Full Time FdA Public Health and Social Care

Croydon College

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MODE OF STUDY FT HE LEVEL 45 DURATION 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time START DATE(S) Cohort 1: September 2009 Cohort 2: January 2010 DAY(S)TIME(S) OFFERED Flexible mode of attendance: Day-time and Evening or a combination of both. NUMBER OF TEACHING HOURS 15 -20 hours per week full-time TOTAL FEE Please enquire direct to the College TOTAL OVERSEAS FEE Please enquire direct to the College ADDITIONAL COSTS You will be expected to purchase two core text books which will cost around 70. Additional costs may include educational visits and exchanges as well as subscriptions to academic and vocational journals AWARDINGVALIDATION BODY London Metropolitan University - subject to validation ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Normally a minimum age of 18 before commencing the course GCSE grade C in English Language or key functional skills qualification level 2 or equivalent. You must also have attained one of the following requirements (see course pages for any specific subject andor grade requirements): At least one A-level pass, plus three other subjects at GCSE level grade C GNVQ at advanced level with a pass grade BTEC National Diploma or Certificate The Scottish Certificate of Education with passes in five subjects (two at higher level The Irish Leaving Certificate with passes at grade C in three subjects at higher level International Baccalaureate with a minimum of 28 points and a minimum of four points in English European Baccalaureate with a minimum of 70% overall with grade 7 in English Recognised HE preparatory course Recognised Access course NVQ Level 3 plus successful completion at Level 2 of a Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Test. Additionally, prospective students with significant industry experience will be considered on merit if they do not meet the conventional academic entry requirements. PROGRAMME CONTENTSTRUCTURE This programme is a two year programme leading to the award of a Foundation Degree in Public Health and Social Care. Students who successfully achieve the Foundation Degree have the option to 'top-up' their programme to a BSc(Hons) degree upon successful completion of an additional 120 credits at Level 3 Undergraduate Study. This programme provides opportunities for developing intermediate-level knowledge, kills and competencies for engaging with contemporary public health and social care, theories, evidence, debates, policy issues and practice. The course enhances the development of social science-based knowledge and critical understanding of contemporary issues in health and social care, whilst developing the skills for promoting health and wellbeing and engaging with theoretical and practical concepts in public health. Course structure Two levels, each of 120 credits. Level 1 modules include: Understanding Health and Social Care Trends in Contemporary Society Personal Development and Planning Effective Communication with Children and Adults IT and Society Level 2 modules include: Health Promotion Healthcare Ethics Health Illness and Society Practice Learning Groups, and Teamwork PROGRESSIONCAREERS OPPORTUNITIES On completion of the course students may top-up to the BSc Public Health Degree at Croydon College or the London Metropolitan University or equivalent programmes. The course incorporates the new public health career framework and provides opportunities for graduates to be equipped with appropriate competencies and skills to work in Assistant Practitioner-type roles in NHS, local authorities, Public Health, Social Care and Community Development and the wider voluntary sector. ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE Coursework, Individual and Group presentations, project work and examination EXCURSIONS WORK EXPERIENCE To be advised at enrolment READING LISTS To be advised at enrolment

MODE OF STUDY FT HE LEVEL 45 DURATION 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time START DATE(S) Cohort 1: September 2009 Cohort 2: January 2010 DAY(S)TIME(S) OFFERED Flexible mode of attendance: Day-time and Evening or a combination of both. NUMBER OF TEACHING HOURS 15 -20 hours per week full-time TOTAL FEE Please enquire direct to the College TOTAL OVERSEAS FEE Please enquire direct to the College...

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