Higher Education

Health and Social Care Level 6 BA (Hons)

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Havering Ardleigh Green
  • Qualification

    Higher Education
  • Course Target

    Higher Education

Course Fees

*Fee subject to OfS Approval. Fees displayed are on a per year basis

Entry requirements

All students will be expected to have achieved a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area such as Health & Social Care, to HE Access Health Professions, Health and Social Care or Social Work, or 48 UCAS points (120 old tariff) from A Levels in a relevant subject, such as Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology & Social Policy (proof required).

All students will be expected to have GCSE Maths and English Language qualifications at grade C or above (grade 4 on new framework). Please note, the college reserves the right to accept evidence of working towards a maths qualification upon completion of a successful interview.

A minimum age of 18 years is a requirement.

Work placements are not mandatory, however it would be to your advantage to gain this experience.

Two references and a current enhanced DBS check are required if you plan to complete work experience (charges apply). 

Successful completion of interview is required.

If you are interested in applying for the course, please apply via www.UCAS.com. Our institution code is H14 and the course code is L510.


On the BA Health & Social Care programme your study will be closely linked to your experience in the workplace. This is a classroom-based course incorporating a work placement.

You will study a selection of modules over the three years:

Level 4 Modules

  • Academic and Study Skills 20 credits
  • Health & Well-Being 20 credits
  • Sociology and Psychology for Health & Social Care 20 credits
  • Developing Across the Human Life Course 20 credits
  • Equality and Inclusion 20 credits
  • Work-Related Learning 1 20 credits

Level 5 Modules

  • Care Values in Health & Social Care 20 credits
  • Exploring Loss in Health & Social Care 20 credits
  • Safeguarding Individuals in Health & Social Care 20 credits
  • Legislation and Policy in Health & Social Care 20 credits
  • Introduction to Research 20 credits
  • Work-Related Learning 2 20 credits

Level 6 Modules

  • Public Health: Critical Perspectives 30 credits
  • Mental Health: Contemporary Issues 30 credits
  • Leadership and Management in Health & Social Care 30 credits
  • Major Project 30 credits

As a distinctly vocational qualification, the BA (Hons) provides knowledge, skills and professional attitudes associated with Health & Social Care. For full-time students, the course is studied over a period of three years. Attendance is one day per week, plus placement. The course will take place at our Ardleigh Green campus.

The BA (Hons) Health & Social Care is a three-year course validated by the Open University. The course explores a range of disciplines within the health and social care area and encourages students to develop their skills and knowledge in critical enquiry and independent study.

This programme provides a higher education progression opportunity for individuals aspiring to, or established in, a career in the vocational area of health and social care. It recognises your existing skills and interest in the sector and enables you to develop your ability to contribute to good practice, build on existing knowledge, and improve the personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

All work completed for this qualification will need to link theory to practice and reflect the work of your setting. Havering Colleges, New City College is registered with the Office for Students.

  • Assessment Criteria

    You will be assessed in all the modules that you study.  The programme team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and development as you progress through the programme.

    Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the teaching of each module.  Assessment will usually involve submitted assignments/in-programme assessments, reports and presentations.

    The BA Degree in Health & Social Care will be awarded where 315 Credits have been earned. The BA (Hons) Degree in Health & Social Care will be awarded where 360 Credits have been earned.

    The teaching year begins in September and ends in June. A typical student registered in full-time attendance mode will study the equivalent of 120 credits per academic year and will attend College for one day per week. Students will either be working or volunteering within a Health and Social Care setting and be able to commit to self-study alongside the programme.

    All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of Health and Social Care. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress.

Further Information

Successful completion of this course offers improved career opportunities in the sector, which may be within the NHS, voluntary or independent sectors. You'll be able to progress into a variety of roles, including compliance management, local authority care management, policy development and quality assurance. This degree is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study, such as Health and Social Care Management & Policy MSc or Public Health MSc.

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