The BA programme enables students who already hold a related Foundation Degree or equivalent to complete an additional 120 credits to top up to a BA (Hons) qualification, validated by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Study is full-time over one year but the course can also be taken part time over two years.
Students will have the opportunity to progress from the BA to a variety of postgraduate study eg. in teaching, an MSc in social work or research. The BA degree will be a useful, flexible qualification to a wide variety of careers. Achieving an Honours degree demonstrates higher level skills which appeal to pospective employers.
Core Modules for BA are Leadership in Social Care and a dissertation on a topic of personal interest related to social care.
SGSC6001 Leadership in Social Care, 20 credits
SGSC6002 Supporting Informal Carers, 20 credits
SGSC6003 Applying Counselling in Social Care, 20 credits
SGSC6004 Engaging Marginalised Groups, 20 credits
SGSC6005 Promoting Well-being for Children and Young People, 20 credits
SGSC6006 Challenging Behaviour?, 20 credits
SGSC6007 Living Longer, Ageing Well, 20 credits
SGSC6008 Dissertation, 40 credits
Assessment is continuous and by assignments. There are no examinations.
Foundation degree or HND in Care or a similar qualification equivalent to two years of higher education: 120 credits at both level 4 and 5. This could come from a mixture of forms of study, eg. Open University, professional qualification in social work or nursing or HNC.
Mature students with relevant care experience may be credited for their prior education and training upon submission to and approval of a portfolio of evidence by UWTSD. All students are interviewed.