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About this course

This course will enable you to demonstrate a variety of skills important for your development in a health and social care career, in a way which helps you to build on previous studies and provide evidence of practice based learning.

As a diplomat you will reflect a knowledgeable and informed approach to health and social care and adopt an enquiring approach to practice. On completion of the Diploma in Health and Social Care Practice you may be eligible to progress to a degree course.

Entry Requirements

You must be a practitioner currently working in a health and /or social care setting. If you have trained overseas or are an international applicants you must provide evidence of IELT 7.0 or above and evidence of current employment in the health and/or social care sector in the UK.

For the Diploma in Health and Social Care Practice you must normally have evidence of 120 credits at Level 4 e.g. from your professional qualifications or previous study.


Language entry requirements :

The University accepts the following minimum English language standards for entry to its degree courses.

You must have at least one of the following standards in English to enter a degree or diploma course:

An IELTS score of 6.0, or a TOEFL score of 550 (or 213 for the computer-based test)

Pearson PTE Academic score of 54

A pass in the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) examination

A pass in the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) examination

GCSE/GCE O Level grade C or equivalent British-based examination

For selected countries, a good pass in English in the final year of secondary school (this being the equivalent of year 13 in England and Wales), or

Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the British Council (as listed in the British Council NARIC Guide) or an equivalent body

For entry to the BA (Hons) English Language and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programmes, you will need a score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, since this is a special award which includes an international qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.