Health and Social Care (Top Up) - BA (Hons)

Health and Social Care (Top Up) - BA (Hons)

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This course is validated by The Open University.


This Top Up course gives you the opportunity to continue your studies in the field of Health and Social Care and to focus on an area of interest, which has particular relevance to your work practice, which you can develop into a dissertation.

The course aims to give you the opportunity to develop your practice through the application of theoretical knowledge to working practices.

Modules have been designed to allow you to explore contemporary issues in health and social care and reflect on the influence of these on practice.

Duration 1 Year Full Time or 18 months Part Time
Study mode Full Time or Part Time
Start date 16/09/2019
Campus University Centre
Course code 72282-10
Fee £7,250 Full Time or £3,625 Part Time (per academic year)

What you learn

Modules may include:

  • Research Methods
  • Critical Reflection on Practice Issues
  • Specialist Provision in Health and Social Care
  • Contemporary Discourse
  • Dissertation


Benefits / Skills you will develop

The course builds on your continuing professional development and current practice. You will develop your research and analytical skills and critical thinking skills.

You will develop communication skills and debating skills throughout the duration of the course.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to help you to develop a range of transferrable skills, which are useful to employment. Students are able to apply theory to practice within the assignments to develop analytical thinking. Each module has at least one piece of assessed work within it.

We use a variety of methods of assessment such as:




Work based projects


Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course is delivered at University Centre.

Full time students will study two days per week over one year and part-time students will study one afternoon and evening per week over a period of 18 months.

Programme Specifications

For the latest version of the programme specifications for this course please see the following link:

Entry requirements

The award adopts Leeds City Colleges admissions policy and criteria.

This course has minimum entry requirements of Foundation Degree in a relevant subject e.g. FdA Social Care (Adult and Community), FdA Health and Social Care or similar, with an average grade of 55%, a relevant HND or OU qualification, together with a GCSE at grade C in English.

Students for part time study will need to be working in the sector and full time students will need 10-12 hours per week, work related experience (paid or voluntary)on-going throughout their study.

International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria. Speakers of other languages will need to possess an IELTS band score of 6.0 (with no-less than 5.5 in any one element) or a recognised English Level 2 qualification.

As work related learning is an integral part of the course, a condition of students being accepted onto the course will be the requirement for them to complete the Disclosure and Barring Service process (DBS) prior to commencement on course.

The course structure actively supports claims for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning.

All applicants will be interviewed to assess their suitability for this programme of study and may be asked to provide evidence to support their application.

Additional Costs

As part of this course, you will be required to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and will be expected to pay any fees associated with this. Fees are estimated to be around £60.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of the Leeds City College full-time Higher Education programmes for 2019 entry, (unless otherwise stated) please do so via UCAS at

The UCAS code for this course is 8P37 and the Leeds City College institution code is L21.

If you wish to apply for one of our part-time Higher Education courses, please apply here

What's next

Graduates can continue their academic studies onto Masters Degrees or seek employment in the Health and Social Care Sector in senior care roles or managerial roles.

Campus Locations

University Centre

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 216 2406
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.6 MilesWebsite