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Hi all, i am not clear what is the difference between Health,wellbeign and Social care & Health and social care course at Uni?
I would like to mention that I have long years of care and support work ,i would like to be a social worker . Having this experience will "save"me from not doing the foundation year and do 3 yeaes instead of 4?
At first i planned to study Global business but after some research my result was that i realised i am waisting my time(no offence for anyone).I just can't decide what to do.
Maths are my life nighmare
Can you advice please? Thank you
(edited 3 weeks ago)
Original post by Jojolina
Hi all, i am not clear what is the difference between Health,wellbeign and Social care & Health and social care course at Uni?
I would like to mention that I have long years of care and support work ,i would like to be a social worker . Having this experience will "save"me from not doing the foundation year and do 3 yeaes instead of 4?
At first i planned to study Global business but after some research my result was that i realised i am waisting my time(no offence for anyone).I just can't decide what to do.
Maths are my life nighmare
Can you advice please? Thank you

I would recommend looking into the breakdown of each of those courses to see what they cover and where the course can take you once you have completed it.
If you would like to become a social worker, there are university courses that are just Social Work, and on completion will qualify you as a social worker to go straight into industry 🙂 For example, take a look at the Social Work course we offer at CCCU for what the course covers and careers on completion.
Most health courses will interview you as part of the application process, but your lengthy experience in care and support work will definitely support your application as you will have lots to talk about and link to the social work profession!
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Original post by CCCU Health Rep
I would recommend looking into the breakdown of each of those courses to see what they cover and where the course can take you once you have completed it.
If you would like to become a social worker, there are university courses that are just Social Work, and on completion will qualify you as a social worker to go straight into industry 🙂 For example, take a look at the Social Work course we offer at CCCU for what the course covers and careers on completion.
Most health courses will interview you as part of the application process, but your lengthy experience in care and support work will definitely support your application as you will have lots to talk about and link to the social work profession!

Hi, thank you for your reply.
I already booked an interview for tomorrow with GBS but for Global bussiness.There i couldn't see the course you have shared into that link for Manchester .I think social worker study will be better for me.I am in Liverpool .
Please advice .Thank you
Original post by Jojolina
Hi, thank you for your reply.
I already booked an interview for tomorrow with GBS but for Global bussiness.There i couldn't see the course you have shared into that link for Manchester .I think social worker study will be better for me.I am in Liverpool .
Please advice .Thank you

You could look at universities near you to see if they offer Social Work as a course you can apply for and if applications are still open for September 2024. A good place to start looking is UCAS, and you can use the filter option to look at universities near you.
The UCAS deadline for most undergraduate courses has passed (31st January), and applications can be sent after this, but providers cannot guarantee they’ll give it equal consideration.
I hope that's helpful! 🙂
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Original post by CCCU Health Rep
You could look at universities near you to see if they offer Social Work as a course you can apply for and if applications are still open for September 2024. A good place to start looking is UCAS, and you can use the filter option to look at universities near you.
The UCAS deadline for most undergraduate courses has passed (31st January), and applications can be sent after this, but providers cannot guarantee they’ll give it equal consideration.
I hope that's helpful! 🙂

Thank you
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Original post by Jojolina
Thank you

Jojolina, I have been offered a place on the Degree course learning disability nursing and social work (integrated practice )You leave the course with 2 professional qualifications and can register with the nursing and midwifery council as a learning disability nurse and register as a social worker with Social work England, I am 47 and have worked as a support worker with service users who have mental health problems and also a learning disability, 2 of my 4 children have ADHD and are on the spectrum but are adults now so have plenty of lived experiences which helped me get a place on the course. The difference between a degree in social care and wellbeing to a social work degree is the social work degree is a professional qualification, the social work degree is the better degree in my opinion, some jobs you can't do unless you have a professional qualification like Approved Mental health Professional, care coordinator with mental health services.your experience will help them in their decision to offer you a place on their course. Who are you applying to?

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