BSc(Hons) Health and Wellbeing (Learning, Education and Progression - LEAP)

BSc(Hons) Health and Wellbeing (Learning, Education and Progression - LEAP)

When and where can I study this course?

Location Study mode Duration Start date Apply
Wolverhampton City Campus Full-time 4 year(s) 06/10/2014 APPLY VIA UCAS
Wolverhampton City Campus Part-Time 1 year(s) 06/10/2014 APPLY DIRECTLY
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Aims

This course is designed to widen access if your qualifications or experience may generally be acceptable for entry to higher education, but are not appropriate for normal entry to a degree programme.

This course will enable you to develop an independent, reflective and self-managed approach to using skills appropriate for study in Higher Education.

You will improve your confidence in learning, study and approaches to finding information relevant to health and wellbeing courses and develop an understanding of, and insight into, a range of either nursing, health or social care subjects.

The course will allow you to gain experience in a variety of study methods prior to committing yourself to registering for a course.

You will be made aware of your current skills, gain new skills, and learn how these may be developed and transferred for studying on health and wellbeing courses.

Employability

Following successful completion of this Health and Wellbeing (Learning, Education and Progression) level 3 Foundation Year course (LEaP), you will have the opportunity to progress directly onto the courses stated below:

  • BSc (Hons) Health Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Public Health
  • BA (Hons) Social Care
  • BA (Hons) Social Care and Health Studies
  • BA (Hons) Social Care and Sociology
  • BA (Hons) Social Care and Social Policy
  • BA (Hons) Social Care and Deaf Studies
  • BA (Hons) Social Care and Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Counselling psychology)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Criminal Behaviour)
  • BA (Hons) Childhood Studies
  • BA (Hons) Family and Community Studies
  • BA(Hons) Childhood and Family Studies and Social Policy
  • BA (Hons) Childhood and Family Studies and Sociology
  • BA(Hons) Special Needs, Childhood and Family Studies
  • BA (Hons) Childhood and Family Studies, Education Studies and Special Needs and Inclusion Studies (except EYTS)

Should you wish to progress to the BNurs (Hons) Nursing you will be guaranteed an interview for a field of nursing and if you are successful at interview and successfully complete LEaP you will be offered a conditional place for this course. This conditional place is subject to you meeting the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) and Occupational Health requirements of this course.

Should you wish to progress to the BSc (Hons) Midwifery you will be guaranteed an opportunity to sit the Math’s and English Tests for midwifery, should you be successful you can progress to interview, if you are successful at interview and successfully complete LEaP you will be offered a conditional place for this course. This conditional place is subject to you meeting the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) and Occupational Health requirements of this course.

If you are considering progressing to nursing or midwifery when you have successfully completed LEaP, please note only students meeting the eligibility criteria for an NHS bursary can be accepted onto the BNurs (Hons) Nursing courses and the BSc (Hons) Midwifery course. Please visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students for further information relating to residency and eligibility criteria.

Content

This course runs over 29 weeks of the academic year and forms part of a 4 year progression route and will enable you to develop an understanding of, and an insight into, a range of health and social care disciplines.

You will study subjects regarding health and well being, health awareness, social context of health, and health psychology. You will also study the skills required for work-based learning. You will be assessed on these areas and you must pass these to successfully complete the course.

Entry

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Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of and insight in to a range of nursing, health and social care subjects.
  • Develop academic skills and style of writing, referencing, numeracy, application of number, use of Information Technology and computers and the ability to use the Internet to search for sources of information related to your studies.
  • To demonstrate basic skills in analysis and evaluation using defined techniques and/or teacher guidance and to demonstrate an ability to collect and categorise ideas and information by applying basic problem-solving skills.
  • To learn how to work with others and communicate effectively and manage your own learning.
  • The foundation of underpinning knowledge and skills in health, nursing and social care. This includes definitions of health, health inequalities and discrimination in health/social care with specific reference to local, regional or national initiatives.

Why WLV?

This course is ideal if you have no formal qualifications, or qualifications that are not eligible for entry onto a degree course but would like to pursue a career in the health or social care sector.

If you are working in the health or social care sector, or wish to move into a career in health and social care, this course will allow you to access higher education courses including foundation degrees and degrees.

By undertaking this course, you will gain experience of a variety of study methods, prior to committing yourself to enrolling onto a degree course.

Testimonials

JamieJamie, LEaP graduate

Jamie had been out of the education system for 20 years and wanted to study for a BNurs (Hons) Adult Nursing. The LEaP course provided him with a way to access to this course.

“The LEaP Course was ideal for someone like me who has been out of the education system for 20 years; the course was constantly challenging but I found tasks and assignments realistic and achievable. The study skills sessions were great, I have never been confident in writing in an academic style but the lectures and lecturers made the process much easier and less intimidating.

I feel that LEaP gave me the necessary tools to commence my progression course with real confidence. I don’t just mean the academic side of things; when we started in September, the LEaP students already knew some of the lecturers and the locations and availability of facilities.

By the time I had reached my interview date I was confident of my choice of future career and that I was well equipped to succeed on the new degree course.”

Fees

2014/5 Home/EU International
Full time £6,000 £10,700
Part time # £2,645

Degrees which include foundation year will be charged at the lower foundation rate for the first year. Subsequent years will be charged at the University Standard Degree rate.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2014/5. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321150

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

If you are considering progressing to nursing or midwifery when you have successfully completed LEaP, please note only students meeting the eligibility criteria for an NHS bursary can be accepted onto the BNurs (Hons) Nursing courses and the BSc (Hons) Midwifery course. Please visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students for further information relating to residency and eligibility criteria.