Online course details

UK/EU fee

£815

International fee

£815

Course level

Level 6

Course credits

20 credits

Start date

27 January 2020

Course length

10 weeks

Mode of study

Tutored online learning

Location

Online

Online course description

The ability to identify and work positively with vulnerable people is a core requirement within the health and social care arena. Managing and understanding the concepts of abuse, risk and vulnerability within both a historical and practical context is therefore a requirement. There is a duty to assess and protect vulnerable service users. Recent significant cases in the adult and child sectors have highlighted a lack of skills in identifying, assessing and managing risk.

In this module, students you will cover a wide range of concepts including vulnerability, safeguarding, disability, inequality, poverty, mental health and substance abuse. The module will also introduce you to the policy, legal and ethical perspectives surrounding vulnerability and teach you how to identify, assess and manage risk within frameworks and theories.

Benefits

Offset module credits towards BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-up)

If you are a registered nurse but do not have a degree qualification and once you’ve completed this module, you could offset the 20 credits through recognised prior learning (RPL) towards our online BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-up) degree. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

Alternatively, if you are a health and social care practitioner you may wish to offset the 20 credits by progressing to the online Integrative Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) Top-Up degree.

Course requirements

You will:

English language qualifications

IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) if you have not completed a programme at an English-speaking institution.

When applying, it is essential that you submit the following:

  1. Qualification evidence awarded in your country
  2. Transcripts of all relevant education/training
  3. NARIC evidence
  4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.0* in all areas or equivalent qualification

If you have a minimum of IELTS level 4.5 you can study our  which we will accept as evidence that you are able to perform at a suitable level of IELTS 6.0. We will also accept the Certificate of Credit as evidence that you can perform at GCSE level.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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Prices correct for 2019/20 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.