The Applied Social Studies in Social Care programme will equip students with the knowledge, skills and competencies of contemporary Social Care work. There is an emphasis on developing professionalism and reflective practice. With the qualification, graduates will be able to take up front line positions in a diverse range of social care services. Alternatively, the course may be used as a progression qualification into Probation and Social Work.
Successful completion of Stages 1, 2 and 3 provides the qualification to be registered as a Professional Social Care Worker with CORU, the registration board for health and social care professionals.
Stage 4 is an add-on honours year which broadens the scope of students’ understanding of Social Care Theory and Practice, and further develops their problem solving and analytical skills. On the successful completion of the fourth year, graduates are ready to enter the Social Care field, professionally qualified, competent, emotionally mature and capable of taking on leadership roles. The key modules include professional practice, social research, sociology, psychology, social policy, law and ethics. There is also a strong focus on the use of creative tools to develop the students’ own imaginative responses to social problems and issues.
The course is challenging and diverse. From day one the students will be involved in questioning and creating knowledge, about how people relate to one another and about their own selves.