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When you complete an undergraduate course at university in Health & Social care, what can you get a job in?
Although i am looking to complete my postgraduate in Health & Social care. Will i have better chances of a better career in Health & Social care?
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When you complete an undergraduate course at university in Health & Social care, what can you get a job in?
Although i am looking to complete my postgraduate in Health & Social care. Will i have better chances of a better career in Health & Social care?
Hi there,

Hoping I can offer some support here!

There are a number of jobs you can go into with a degree in Health and Social Care:

Community development worker
Further education teacher
Health promotion specialist
Health service manager
Medical sales representative

If you were to do Postgraduate education as well it could lead you to:

Physician associate
Primary care graduate
Mental health worker
Social worker
Youth worker
Adult nurse
Counsellor
Occupational therapist

Is there anything from the above list of careers that you are particularly interested in?

Thanks - Sophie.
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Hi there,

Hoping I can offer some support here!

There are a number of jobs you can go into with a degree in Health and Social Care:

Community development worker
Further education teacher
Health promotion specialist
Health service manager
Medical sales representative

If you were to do Postgraduate education as well it could lead you to:

Physician associate
Primary care graduate
Mental health worker
Social worker
Youth worker
Adult nurse
Counsellor
Occupational therapist

Is there anything from the above list of careers that you are particularly interested in?

Thanks - Sophie.
Ooh that sounds good! A social worker
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Ooh that sounds good! A social worker
To be a fully qualified social worker with a degree in a different subject you will need to do your masters specifically in social work which is approved by the Health and Care Professionals Council or the HCPC.

OR

If your degree isn't in social work, and if it's a 2:1 or above, you could apply to a fast-track training route like Frontline, Think Ahead or Step Up to Social Work.

You can find out more here - https://nationalcareersservice.direc.../social-worker

Thanks - Sophie.
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To be a fully qualified social worker with a degree in a different subject you will need to do your masters specifically in social work which is approved by the Health and Care Professionals Council or the HCPC.

OR

If your degree isn't in social work, and if it's a 2:1 or above, you could apply to a fast-track training route like Frontline, Think Ahead or Step Up to Social Work.

You can find out more here - https://nationalcareersservice.direc.../social-worker

Thanks - Sophie.
What about primary care graduate & further education teacher?
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What about primary care graduate & further education teacher?
Morning,

Primary care graduates tend to work more in mental health usually within the NHS. You could focus your postgraduate education in areas such as counselling, social work and psychology. You would also need a good amount of work experience working in both care and mental health.

For a further education teacher there are a couple of options. You can work towards teaching qualifications which range from an introductory Level 3 Award in Education and Training to the Level 5 Diploma. You can also do a PGCE after your degree which is the postgraduate certificate of education which will help you work towards QTS (qualified teaching status) in your degree subject so you could work at both secondary and further education levels.

I hope that's helpful, if you would like to talk about this in more depth please don't hesitate to reply or send us a message on TSR. You can also speak with one of our advisers confidentially on 0800 100 900 or you can chat to us online!

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Thanks - Sophie.
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Hello, if I graduate with a level 6 health and social cafe bachelor degree how will I be able to become an occupational therapist
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Hello, if I graduate with a level 6 health and social cafe bachelor degree how will I be able to become an occupational therapist
Hi there!

To become an occupational therapist you will need to degree in occupational therapy, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. After gaining your level 6 in health and social care you would look into the occupational therapist degree apprenticeship option.

I have included the link for this job profile below to research further and also look into apprenticeships on the National Apprenticeship Service website. Once you find vacancies speak to training providers to ask if you would be accepted if you already have this level 6 in health and social care-

Occupational therapist- https://nationalcareers.service.gov....onal-therapist

National Apprenticeship Service-https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

I hope that's helpful, if you would like to talk about this in more depth please don't hesitate to reply or send us a message on TSR. You can also speak with one of our advisers confidentially on 0800 100 900 or you can chat to us online!

https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ontact-us/home

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Samrita.
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Hi there!

To become an occupational therapist you will need to degree in occupational therapy, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. After gaining your level 6 in health and social care you would look into the occupational therapist degree apprenticeship option.

I have included the link for this job profile below to research further and also look into apprenticeships on the National Apprenticeship Service website. Once you find vacancies speak to training providers to ask if you would be accepted if you already have this level 6 in health and social care-

Occupational therapist- https://nationalcareers.service.gov....onal-therapist

National Apprenticeship Service-https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

I hope that's helpful, if you would like to talk about this in more depth please don't hesitate to reply or send us a message on TSR. You can also speak with one of our advisers confidentially on 0800 100 900 or you can chat to us online!

https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ontact-us/home

Best of luck!
Samrita.
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Hi Samrita,

Im wanting to qualify as an OT, I however cant afford a brink uni at the moment and was going to study through the Open Uni. If I do the Health and social science degree what action will I have to do from there on and how many years prior to completing my Health and social degree will i then need to study for?

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Hi there!

To become an occupational therapist you will need to degree in occupational therapy, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. After gaining your level 6 in health and social care you would look into the occupational therapist degree apprenticeship option.

I have included the link for this job profile below to research further and also look into apprenticeships on the National Apprenticeship Service website. Once you find vacancies speak to training providers to ask if you would be accepted if you already have this level 6 in health and social care-

Occupational therapist- https://nationalcareers.service.gov....onal-therapist

National Apprenticeship Service-https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

I hope that's helpful, if you would like to talk about this in more depth please don't hesitate to reply or send us a message on TSR. You can also speak with one of our advisers confidentially on 0800 100 900 or you can chat to us online!

https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ontact-us/home

Best of luck!
Samrita.
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Hi Samrita,

Im wanting to qualify as an OT, I however cant afford a brink uni at the moment and was going to study through the Open Uni. If I do the Health and social science degree what action will I have to do from there on and how many years prior to completing my Health and social degree will i then need to study for?

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Hi Talissa,

Thank you for your message, it’s great you’re looking for advice.

In order to qualify as an occupational therapist, you will need to complete approved degree-level training in occupational therapy. Courses take three or four years.

To get onto a full-time occupational therapy degree course you usually need two or three A levels, along with five GCSEs (grades A-C), including English language, maths and science.

You may also be able to get onto a course with alternative qualifications, including:
• BTEC, HND or HNC which includes biological science
• relevant vocational qualifications
• science-based access course

If you already have a relevant degree and healthcare experience, you can take a postgraduate Masters in occupational therapy. These courses usually take two years.

This means that your Health and social science degree may be acceptable to gain entry onto the occupational therapy course but I would certainly check with any course providers directly before making any final decisions.

You can find more details about these entry routes on the links below:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...onal-therapist

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...g-occupational

I would also recommend speaking with our expert advisers for free on our helpline (0800 100 900) or through our website (https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/contact-us). We are available from 8am to 10pm everyday!

I hope this helps to begin with and good luck!

Tom.
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Thank you so very much Tom! its all so overwhelming and confusing especially because I was schooled overseas in South Africa so I have a matric certificate instead of A-levels
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Hi Talissa,

Thank you for your message, it’s great you’re looking for advice.

In order to qualify as an occupational therapist, you will need to complete approved degree-level training in occupational therapy. Courses take three or four years.

To get onto a full-time occupational therapy degree course you usually need two or three A levels, along with five GCSEs (grades A-C), including English language, maths and science.

You may also be able to get onto a course with alternative qualifications, including:
• BTEC, HND or HNC which includes biological science
• relevant vocational qualifications
• science-based access course

If you already have a relevant degree and healthcare experience, you can take a postgraduate Masters in occupational therapy. These courses usually take two years.

This means that your Health and social science degree may be acceptable to gain entry onto the occupational therapy course but I would certainly check with any course providers directly before making any final decisions.

You can find more details about these entry routes on the links below:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...onal-therapist

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...g-occupational

I would also recommend speaking with our expert advisers for free on our helpline (0800 100 900) or through our website (https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/contact-us). We are available from 8am to 10pm everyday!

I hope this helps to begin with and good luck!

Tom.
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Hi Talissa,

You're more than welcome - I understand that it can be difficult, especially when you have to factor in qualifications from other countries but you've made a great start and I'm sure things will be much clearer for you soon!

if there's anything else you need, just feel free to give us a shout, you know where we are!

Good luck!

Tom.
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Thank you so very much Tom! its all so overwhelming and confusing especially because I was schooled overseas in South Africa so I have a matric certificate instead of A-levels
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