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FdSc Mental Health Practice

  • 5

    Level
    Level 5

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    Multiple - see below

  • Venue
    Norfolk House, Exchange Street

  • Course Code
    F0113

Start Dates

  • January 2023, Full Time
  • September 2023, Full Time
  • September 2023, Full Time

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Summary

The degree has been designed to enable learners to develop the academic, professional, and practical skills required to seek employment, or further training, within the mental health sector.

It has been designed in conjunction with local employers and is an ideal first level HE qualification for healthcare workers in both the public and private mental health sector .

This course will be delivered through workshops, lectures, presentations, seminars and group activities.

The emphasis on skills for work means that this is a truly vocational programme and will enable you to both ground your learning in the workplace as well as reflect on work practice in an academic context. Students in employment will be expected to receive practical and enabling support from their employers.

UCAS course code B760
If you have any specific questions about this course, please contact Alex Guy - HE Delivery Manager (Mental Health Practice), email alexander.guy@ccn.ac.uk

The honours degrees and foundation degrees offered at City College Norwich are awarded by the University of East Anglia (UEA) with whom we enjoy Associate College Status. This partnership means that you will graduate with a UEA degree and be able to access facilities at the UEA while you are studying with us.

Why our College?

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require two days per week attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.

Smaller class sizes

Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during your studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time graduates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes, 2019, for CCN, published by Office for Students)

Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points
English and Maths GCSE at Grade 4 / (C)

Applications from mature learners (21+) who do not have 48 UCAS points, but have relevant experience in practice, or other suitable qualification(s)/experience, are also considered.

For International learners we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS (SELT) Academic 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of level 4 (Year 1 of the course), learners will be expected to achieve/demonstrate the following:

  • a sound knowledge, understanding and application of underlying concepts and principles to practice in mental health practice.
  • apply scholarly conventions to inform evidence-based arguments.
  • professional skills, attitudes, ethical values and behaviours
  • transferrable skills in relation to their practice through applying the role of reflection in learning.

    By the end of level 5 (Year 2), learners will be expected to achieve/demonstrate the following:

  • conduct investigation, analysis, research, and critically evaluate academic sources when engaging with the principal debates in mental healthcare
  • demonstrate knowledge of different practices and processes in mental health care.
  • demonstrate practical skills and professional behaviours relevant to employment in the mental healthcare sector.

In addition to these programme level outcomes, each module will have its own module learning outcomes

Assessment

Assessments are varied and innovative and are aimed to develop transferable skills to support employability. They include essays, journals, individual and group presentations, academic posters, reports, portfolio/CPD building, professional discussion, examination, and exhibitions. Each module assessment has been considered alongside the knowledge, skill, and behaviours required in practice. Therefore, assessment activities have been designed to encourage theory-practice links, and to develop transferrable employability skills specific to the sector.

Progression

FdSc graduates may progress to an Honours degree programme top-up, in the health and social care field

Career Progression

This increasingly well-recognised qualification will help you to find employment in the health and care sectors or, if you are in work, will enhance your ability to contribute effectively to your organisation.

This will aid progression towards a variety of roles within nursing, assistant practitioner roles and other allied health professions.

Fees

January 2023, Full Time

£8,000 per year (for UK students)

For international students (students from outside of the UK), fees are set at £12,000 per year

September 2023, Full Time

£8,000 per year (for UK students)

For international students (students from outside of the UK), fees are set at £12,000 per year

September 2023, Full Time

£8,000 per year (for UK students)

For international students (students from outside of the UK), fees are set at £12,000 per year

Why our College?

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require two days per week attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.

Smaller class sizes

Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during your studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time graduates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes, 2019, for CCN, published by Office for Students)