BSc (Hons) Applied Practice (health and social care) 2019/20

Year of entry

The BSc (Hons) Programme has been designed to further develop the Health and Social Care workforce of professionally registered, and non-registered, practitioners. The modules focus on improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and societies through the application of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and lifelong learning.

The focus of this programme is to ensure that you as the learner are at the centre of your studies, with a Personal Academic Tutor assigned to you to support you through your learning journey.

The programme will allow you to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence, which may enable you to be more effective in your job. Additionally, you gain a university qualification, which is a great achievement on both a professional and personal level.

Awards available

The awards available, as part of the programme, are:

  • BSc (Hons) Degree by achieving 120 credits at level 6 for those entering with a diploma or equivalent
  • Degree without Honours (BSc) by achieving 60 credits at level 6 for those entering with  a diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate Diploma by achieving 120 credits at level 6 for those entering with a degree
  • Graduate Certificate by achieving 60 credits at level 6 for those entering with a degree

For those undertaking the BSc (Hons) degree option, there is also the opportunity to negotiate an endorsement for your award which reflects what you do in practice. This is explained to you during the core module Foundations for Practice, and your Personal Academic Tutor will guide you through managing the formal process of gaining approval.

What if I wish to increase my knowledge in specific areas of practice?

Any of the modules within the programme can be taken as a 'stand-alone/freestanding' module. One of the most commonly accessed in this format, in order to attain specialist knowledge/qualification, includes the Mentoring and Facilitation of Learning module.

For further information, please contact the Programme Administration team on or via 01227 782418.

We also link with other specialist programmes for specific modules, such as the BSc (Hons) Public Health and Health Promotion. Information regarding these modules can be accessed within the timetable.

What if I have a degree but do not feel confident to move onto MSc studies? 

There are further study options for students who already hold a health and social care degree. These are the Graduate Certificate and the Graduate Diploma.

If you undertake two or three modules which hold a 60 credit equivalent rating, you can be awarded a Graduate Certificate.

If you undertake modules which hold a 120 credit equivalent rating, you can be awarded a Graduate Diploma.

If you are currently working in a Health and Social Care setting and hold a diploma (or equivalent level 5 studies) you may be eligible to access this programme.

If you do not hold a diploma or have the required 120 level 5 credits to access the degree programme, you must apply to undertake the Academic Development and Portfolio for Entry to the Degree modules prior to registering for the degree pathway. This will take one year to complete in addition to the degree programme.

Students who have obtained their qualifications outside of the UK must obtain a NARIC certificate to confirm their previous level of study and eligibility to access the degree. Details of how to obtain this are available from This should be undertaken before commencing study. Please ensure a copy of the certificate and transcript is submitted with your application form.

The BSc Applied Practice Degree will allow you to enhance your current practice as well as heighten personal lifelong learning skills and career prospects for health and social care professionals.

Please note that not all modules are offered in every semester or academic year. You are advised to consult the timetable when devising your degree pathway and if, due to low numbers, the module is rescheduled, you will be contacted to discuss alternative module options.

To access this programme, you can either be NHS/employer funded or you can  self-fund your modules.

If you are seeking NHS/employer funding, please contact the relevant named education or development lead (and not your line manager) for advice and support within your organisation. You will be required to complete a university application form accompanied by a statement from the employer confirming financial support.

If you are self-funding, you will be invoiced by the University Finance department once your application has been successful. All questions about tuition fees should be directed to Any other finance queries can be sent to

The self-funded module fees for 2017/18 for this course are: 

Fee per moduleUK/EUOverseas
20 credits



40 credits



Non credit bearing



Recognition of prior learning through APL, APCL, APEL are subject to charges available on application.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

For Applied Practice (Health and Social Care), the following additional costs are payable by the student:

NARIC Checks - non-UK trained students may be required to pay for these checks. Please visit for more information. 

There are a number of different assessment strategies used within the programme depending on the module you choose. These include – but are not exclusive to – essays, case studies, presentations, portfolios, projects, reports and a dissertation. 

To apply, please download an application form from the documents list on this page.

Applications must be received by the beginning of July for modules that commence in September (Semester 1) and by the beginning of December for those that commence in February (Semester 2).

If you would like further information regarding our application process or have a query regarding our timetable, where your module is being taught, or any other information, please contact the Programme Administration team on or via 01227 782418.

This information applies to you if you have qualified overseas and are now wishing to undertake studies in the UK. 

UK NARIC is the designated United Kingdom national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills. It performs this official function on behalf of the UK Government. For students wishing to study we need to verify how your international qualification compares to those obtained in the UK BEFORE you commence your studies.

So what do you need to provide the University with?

We need evidence in the format of a Statement of Comparability which can be obtained from NARIC. The link below should take you direct to the site which has further information on how to obtain and pay for this.

Once you have completed the online request and paid for your certificate you MUST take the Statement of Comparability along to your Stakeholder pathway planning event and provide a copy to the University along with your application form.

Please note: If we need you to undertake level 5 or diploma level studies (Academic Development module and the Portfolio for Entry to Degree studies module) before commencing your degree we will contact you through email if your sponsor has not already identified these modules for you.

Fact file

UCAS institution code

  • C10

Entry requirements

  • If you are currently working in a Health and Social Care setting and hold a diploma (or equivalent level 5 studies) you may be eligible to access this programme.




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