The Certificate in Higher Education in Integrated Health and Social Care programme is designed to provide an academic pathway for individuals aspiring to work at a senior level in health and social care, across the private, voluntary, independent and statutory sectors.

The programme has been developed in response to changing population demands and the associated remodelling of the local and national health and social services, driven specifically by the Care Act 2014, DevoManc and the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

The award reflects the shift in focus towards more seamless, preventive and person-centred models of care and innovative approaches to service commissioning driven by personalisation. Recognising the need to empower service users and carers and to support them in living independently at home, the programme content aligns closely to these changing priorities by championing the theories and practices required to deliver the best possible outcomes for both individuals and communities.

The educational focus of the programme involves students building on existing knowledge and skills to enable their professional and academic development, and supports the concept of lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

There is also a clear work-related element that reflects the need to apply knowledge and skills within the workplace and to make tangible links between theory and practice in integrated service provision. This will not only provide students with valuable work-related experience but also greatly enhance their employability on completion of the programme.

Openshaw Campus
Full Time
1 year
September 2022
Awarding Partner:
Sheffield Hallam University
Profile of Teaching Team You will be taught by a team of experienced educators with a wealth of knowledge and experience from the health and social care sector.

Staff have or are working towards higher level Master’s and/or professional industry-based qualifications. Our staff maintain strong links with Sheffield Hallam University and regularly update their knowledge and skills.

• We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

• BTEC Level 3 qualification/ Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Care/Health Studies or related area
Non-Academic Criteria Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

Commissioning Services (20 credits)

Health Promotion and Prevention (20 credits)

Legislation Regulations and Policy in Health and Social Care (20 credits)

Monitoring and Managing Disease (20 credits)

Partnership Working and Integration of Services (20 credits)

Professional and Academic Development (20 credits)
Level 4
100% Coursework, including written, discussions and presentations

To download the Tuition Fees information for 2021/22 please visit: https://ucenmcr.tmc.ac.uk/study/fees-and-finance/he
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All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop and up to £50 each year for books and printing If undertaking work experience (which may be paid or unpaid) you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of work

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.

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