SOCIAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION ACCESS TO HE LEVEL 3 FF3JHEA2LO | ONE YEAR COURSE OVERVIEW
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
The course will provide you with the qualifications you need to progress to university including our Foundation Degrees in a variety of areas including Psychology, Sociology, Early Years or Primary/Special Needs Teaching.
The Diploma consists of a number of mandatory units requiring 60 credits to pass. Many universities are requesting that at least 30 credits are at Distinction grade and 12–15 are at Merit grade. There are also units which are graded at Pass only. You will be assessed through written reports and essays, presentations, timed tests and assessments and participation in discussion and role plays. It is advisable to be working as a teaching assistant or doing volunteering work in an appropriate setting alongside the course to be able to map experience and reflect on practice.
WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will cover a wide range of areas including: • Equality & Diversity
• Introduction to Psychology
• Youth & Deviance
• Child Development
• The Sociology of Education
• Ageing & Disability
• Extended Independent Academic Study
The units are designed to develop your research and analytical skills and to increase your organisational study skills.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You will need GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths and you may be asked to complete an initial diagnostic assessment. It may be possible to complete a Maths course alongside Access following assessment. You will be working in college for two days weekly and need to be able to invest at least 20 hours additionally each week in independent study.
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE FOUNDATION DEGREE HF5RHEA1L1 | TWO YEARS COURSE OVERVIEW
This comprehensive foundation degree validated by Bucks New University helps you develop the right skills for working in the field of Health and Social Care. Individual modules are also mapped against the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards and the Quality Academic Framework for Higher Education.
• Developing Personal and Professional Practice
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You will be assessed by a range of methods including essays, reports, presentations, and an exam.
You will cover a wide range of topics including:
• Life-long Career in Health and Social Care • Principles of Research Methodologies for Health and Social Care
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Year 1 • Effective Communication in Health and Social Care • Epidemiology, Health and Social Science: An Introduction • Health and Social Care Policy • Understanding Culture and Communities
You will need GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above (A*–C) or equivalent and a UCAS Tariff score of 40–56. This can be achieved by taking an NVQ Level 3 or BTEC Level 3 (or equivalent) in Health and Social Care. We welcome applications from mature students. You do not always need formal qualifications to apply, but will need to have an interview with the course leader.
APPLY ONLINE windsor-forest.ac.uk 68 I Course guide 2019/20