London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Develop the confidence, knowledge and skills required for a career in the health and social care sector. The programme is aligned to the standards specified by Skills for Health (the Skills Council for the NHS). Once you've successfully completed the course you'll be able to demonstrate to employers how your advanced skills conform to the National Occupational Standards. The course is also fully validated by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and if you choose to specialise in housing you'll receive free student membership of the CIH.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: introducing health and social care; communicating with different client groups; social contexts for professional practice; action learning and professional practice. Year 2 topics include: health promotion and policy; ethics and research in professional contexts; health illness and society; partnership working; self'directed development project. Year 3 topics include: leadership and management in professional contexts; research and evaluation skills for professional contexts; urban health; development and social enterprise; homelessness and housing policy; experiences of later life; understanding mental health; housing issues and housing solutions; extension of knowledge module; work'based learning placement.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 114
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific