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The course aims to provide inter professional learning for those intending to follow a career in Health and Social Care. It would particularly interest those who are not yet committed to one particular career but want a generic course; or who want to use the course as an excellent basis for more specific vocational training, such as social work or occupational therapy. The course would also interest those already working in the sector for where a HND or Degree would enhance their career potential.

The course aims to provide inter professional learning for those intending to follow a career in Health and Social Care. It would particularly interest those who are not yet committed to one particular career but want a generic course; or who want to use the course as an excellent basis for more specific vocational training, such as social work or occupational therapy. The course would also...

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Course Overview

The course aims to provide inter professional learning for those intending to follow a career in Health and Social Care. It would particularly interest those who are not yet committed to one particular career but want a generic course; or who want to use the course as an excellent basis for more specific vocational training, such as social work or occupational therapy. The course would also interest those already working in the sector for where a HND or Degree would enhance their career potential.

Course information on this page relates to September 2018 entry.

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Foundation Year (Year 0):
This programme can incorporate a foundation year (year 0), for those students who aspire to enrol onto the first year of a science based honours degree programme within the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences or Cardiff School of Education & Social Policy, who have not achieved the standard entry requirements, or who have not studied subjects that provide the necessary background within the scientific disciplines required to enter the first year of the chosen honours degree programme.

Students wishing to undertake the foundation year will apply for the degree programme they intend to progress to, using the relevant UCAS code listed on this course page and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website. As such, students following the foundation route will take an extra year to complete their honours degree.

Further information about the foundation year can be found by clicking here.

HND/Degree:
You will undertake core modules in year one, but be able to choose from eight optional modules in both years two and three (degree students) according to your career needs and aspirations. You are strongly recommended to complete sixty hours minimum per year, voluntary or paid work in the sector, in order to apply learning to practice and to enhance your employability. 

As part of your studies you will have the opportunity to apply and participate in the Erasmus exchange scheme, which can lead to you undertaking a full year of studying abroad in your second year. Further information about the scheme can be found by visiting www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/erasmus.

Year One (HND & Degree):

  • Health and Social Care in Context?
  • Understanding Illness and Disease
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Research
  • Working with Service Users and their Communities
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Working with Children
  • Legislation


Year Two (HND & Degree):
As part of your studies you will have the opportunity to apply and participate in the Erasmus exchange scheme, which can lead to you undertaking a full year of studying abroad in your second year. Further information about the scheme can be found by visiting www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/erasmus

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Research
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Social Policy

With five options from:

  • Positive Approaches to Health
  • Mental Health
  • Assistive Technology
  • Partnership Working
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Working with Carers
  • Understanding Inequalities
  • Regeneration & Sustainability
  • Working in the Community
  • Sociology of Childhood
  • Working with Young People

Year Three (Degree):

  • Research
  • Evaluating Quality
  • Dissertation
  • Law and regulation

With three options from:

  • Project Management and Social Enterprise
  • Managing in Organisations
  • Addictions
  • Homelessness
  • Health Psychology
  • Working Therapeutically with Children
  • Health and Social Care in a Global Context
  • Social History of Medicine
  • Housing Community and Culture
  • Employability and Professional Ethics

  Course Overview The course aims to provide inter professional learning for those intending to follow a career in Health and Social Care. It would particularly interest those who are not yet committed to one particular career but want a generic course; or who want to use the course as an excellent basis for more specific vocational training, such as social work or...

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