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BA Health Social Top Up

BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care Top Up

  • 6

    Level 6

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Norfolk House, Exchange Street

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time

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This programme will benefit people who are looking for, or already have, a career in the health and social care sector. It is recommended that students undertaking this course are already employed in a relevant setting or are undertaking voluntary work.

The course is applicable to those working with service-users from early years through to end of life care in a variety of settings (statutory, private sector, voluntary agencies or social enterprises).

There is increasing recognition that the health and social care sectors need to work together and recent legislation emphasises the need for co-working and the provision of holistic care.

The trend for statutory bodies (such as the NHS or Local Authorities) commissioning services, rather than providing them, and for changes in the roles of professions, such as Social work, means that health and social care practitioners need to have qualifications that equip them for work in a rapidly changing sector.

This course enables and facilitates professional progression through the acquisition of transferrable skills, such as reflective practice, collaborative working, leadership, critical analysis, problem-solving and communication. Study of this programme will enable students to analyse ethical and professional dilemmas that arise in practice and to work with complexity.

This programme is taught through group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars, digital technologies, experiential workshops and guided independent study.

All of City College Norwich’s degree programmes are validated by the UEA, meaning that the quality of the awards you get is assured by a world renowned Higher Education organisation.

UCAS Code L510

Why our College?

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time gradates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment of further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes).

This places our College in the top 10% of providers and provides you with excellent routes to get you to where you want to be.

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require no more than two days 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 studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Entry Requirements

240 credits (from: FdA, Dip HE, FdSc). A good pass (minimum 50% average at Foundation Degree level, evidenced by an academic transcript). Most applicants will progress from Foundation Degrees in Social Care Practice, Health studies, Early Years or Childhood Studies. For students from other courses there will be a mapping of the modules to ensure there is a close match. Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS Academic (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Advice shop for advice and guidance. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage.


The programme will be assessed using a variety of methods including written assignments, written and oral examinations, presentations, creative workshops, portfolios of evidence and professional discussions.


The programme could open up opportunities for post-graduate study leading to other qualifications, for example, Social Work (MA, Frontline or Step Up).

Career Progression

The programme could enable you to get a management role in the care sector or to aid your progression in the health sector.


£8,000 per year