Start our BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care in September 2019

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BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care degree awarded by the University of Sunderland

Complete degree within 4 years

Flexible study options – study anywhere, anytime

No hidden costs – 100% transparency on course fees

Course fee for year 1 is €2000 when paid in full or 10 monthly payments of €225.

Deadline to enrol is 1st September to start BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care in September 2019.

Enrolment & payment are completed over the phone at 01 6855 300.

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BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care Online

Our BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care degree online is offered in collaboration with the University of Sunderland. This level 8 comparable degree is available to you if you have achieved a pass mark or higher in the QQI level 5 Healthcare course. Graduates from the programme will have a variety of career paths open to them, such as Health Service management, social work, teaching, palliative care, nursing, drug and alcohol work, community and youth work, mental health and counselling work, working in caring for the elderly, with children, and with those with special educational needs.

Course fee for year 1 is €2000 when paid in full or 10 monthly payments of €225.

Deadline to enrol is 1st September to start BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care in September 2019.

How to Enrol

Enrolment & payment are completed over the phone, you can give us a call at 01 6855 300 (24/7) or you can request a call back at a time that suits you!

BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care Online

Our BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care degree online is offered in collaboration with the University of Sunderland. This level 8 comparable degree is available to you if you have achieved a pass mark or higher in the QQI level 5 Healthcare course. Graduates from the programme will have a variety of career paths open to them, such as Health Service management, social work, teaching, palliative care, nursing, drug and alcohol work, community and youth work, mental health and counselling work, working in caring for the elderly, with children, and with those with special educational needs.

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Year 1

  • Understanding Health and Social Care
  • Research and study skills for the social care professional

Year 2

  • Understanding Social problems
  • Dimensions of Health & Social Care
  • Practical Research Skills in the Social Sciences
  • Exploring Psycho-Social Theory

Year 3

Core Modules:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Vulnerable Children, Young People and Families
  • Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Early Life Course Approaches in Health and Social Care

Elective Modules (Pick any 3):

  • Health Improvement and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Counselling Approaches in Practice Settings
  • Sex, Families and the Construction of Personal Lives
  • Medicalisation, Normality and the Body
  • Gender, Diversity & Human Rights: Global Perspectives

Year 4

Core Modules:

  • Health & Social Care Dissertation
  • Practical Applications (work placement & experience)
  • Life Course Approaches to Health, Social Care & Ageing

Elective Modules (Pick any 2):

  • Substance Use and Society
  • The Clinical Gaze: Medicine, Disability and Confinement
  • Violence, Gender and Society
  • Entrepreneurship and Project Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Social Welfare

How distance learning works

Our online BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care degree is completed through our online interactive learning management system.

As our learner, you will be issued with an email to create your own password to access your degree. All materials such as course notes, supplementary reading documentation, online videos, and assignment briefs are contained in folders within each module. Each module has a site structured around a sequence of weekly topics. Each topic contains a lecture, typically a series of slides and accompanying audio recording, supported by guidance on key learning outcomes, self-assessment questions, and links to core and additional readings and other resources. You will also have access to our online student community and discussion forums to foster communication with our other students to discuss and resolve issues related to your studies.

Introduction to the degree

Our BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care degree is offered in collaboration with the University of Sunderland.

health & social careThe strengths of the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care degree programme lie in the way in which academic theory and real life practice are integrated to provide a solid foundation for a career in the world of Health and Social Care.

Chevron recently featured in the QAA review of partnerships between Irish and UK universities, being credited for its student supports and commitment to quality delivery.

One of the aims of the programme is to provide opportunities for students to develop independent study skills, so that by the end of the programme they may become autonomous learners, though students are not expected to achieve this alone. Graduates from the programme will have a variety of career paths open to them, such as Health Service management, social work, teaching, palliative care, nursing, drug and alcohol work, community and youth work, mental health and counselling work, working in caring for the elderly, with children, and with those with special educational needs.

Parental Alienation

Brian O’Sullivan will be leading Chevron’s “Counselling Approaches in Practice Settings” module (SSC212) in Stage Two of our BSc (Hons) in Health & Social Care. Brian was interviewed on the RTE Radio 1 Ryan Tubridy Show talking about Parental Alienation, giving some great insights into this area.

Health and Social Care is a fascinating and wide-ranging area of study. This BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care will support learners to develop a critical understanding of health and social care research, legislation, theory, policy and practice.

The degree programme will be of interest to students currently working within the sector or for learners who are looking to pursue a career across the broad area of Health and Social Care. In addition, students will study psychology, sociology, social policy, legal studies and research methods. 

Many job roles available for Team Leader and Supervisor positions within Health and Social Care require job applicants to have a degree in Health and Social Care, alongside at least two years’ work experience with the Service User group.  

This degree programme may also act as a bridge for students hoping to pursue Masters level study in a wide variety of health and social care related areas, such as Occupational Therapy, Applied Behavioural Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Public Health, Health Promotion and Social Work.

Chevron Training has a long history of working with other educational institutions, helping to provide learners with the highest quality and most up to date training programmes.

Read more about our degree here!

Student support

At Chevron Training we are committed to the ongoing needs of our students and provide the following support structures to assist students following course completion:

  • 24 hour guaranteed turnaround email response to any queries in relation to online course content
  • Free access to e-library
  • Recommended reading uploaded on online platform
  • Feedback available on all assignment and project work prior to submission
  • No set study hours – study at a time that suits you and your lifestyle
  • Discussion forum – to engage with other learners
  • Phone support is also available from our highly qualified tutors
  • Online interaction with the other online learners
  • Lines open Monday to Sunday 24/7

Course cost

Year Total Course Fee Discount if paid in full
1 €2250 €2000
2 €2750 €2500
3 €4400 €4000
4 €4400 €4000

Monthly instalment plans available:

Year Monthly Instalments
1 €225 for 10 months
2 €233.33 for 12 months

Tax relief available, subject to Revenue rules. You may claim receive relief at the standard rate of tax, which is 20%. This is applied to the total qualifying fees.

Further details

  • Qualification gained: BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care awarded by the University of Sunderland
  • Assessment Method: 2 modules have exams, all the rest of the modules are assessments through assignments.
  • Exit awards: Each module is worth 20 credits, with 120 credits required to pass each stage. You will have the opportunity to receive exit awards during the course of your studies, on completion of the appropriate modules in each year. For more details please contact our training consultant on 01 6855 300.
  • Career opportunities:
    • Health and Social Care is a diverse field, with opportunities to specialise in areas such as young people, mental health, elderly care, or drug and alcohol abuse support.
    • Health and Social Care graduates work in the HSE, care providers, charities, and voluntary sector health agencies.
    • Further study is also a popular option, with some graduates choosing to pursue taught Masters courses e.g. to become fully qualified social workers.
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