Is the health and social care course the right path

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I've been accepted into the HND health and social care course at a university (2yrs) 3rd yr will be the degree level all being good I've passed the HND.

As I have so many interests within the health and social care sector, I'm unsure on career goal, however i am swaying more towards care management, social worker or an occupational play therapist.

Am I on the right path going on the HND health and social care followed by the degree or will I have to opt for a different course?

Also is going out to university gaining the qualification the same as open university, as this is another option I was considering if I had to opt for a different course to health and social care.
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(Original post by Ershep1975)
I've been accepted into the HND health and social care course at a university (2yrs) 3rd yr will be the degree level all being good I've passed the HND.

As I have so many interests within the health and social care sector, I'm unsure on career goal, however i am swaying more towards care management, social worker or an occupational play therapist.

Am I on the right path going on the HND health and social care followed by the degree or will I have to opt for a different course?

Also is going out to university gaining the qualification the same as open university, as this is another option I was considering if I had to opt for a different course to health and social care.
A HND is equivalent to the first 2 years of uni. A lot of people like to convert that to a full degree, but b the time you finish 2 years your only option is a top up course and there are a limited number.

If I were in that situation I would consider finding out what area I wanted and researching which courses were available.
I would then do a full degree in it. You are in about the right area, although I expect for social work you will need an additional masters to become qualified.

The only way to check is by either:
1. Researching each target profession and checking the education path works.
2. Deciding now which profession and then choosing a degree aimed at it.
The danger with health and social care it might not be enough for either. OT is very different from social work.
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