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BA (Hons) Adult Social Care Level 6 (top up)

This programme is relevant for experienced practitioners who hold a relevant level 5 qualification in Adult Social Care or Health and Social Care.

It is essential that you have prior experience in social care as wll as existing social care qualifications. 

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College C58


Course Length:

Full Time

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bishop Otter campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

The Learning Resource is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

The Bishop Otter LRC also offers:

  • 130 open access PC workstations
  • 45 Apple iMacs
  • Ample printing facilities
  • Netbooks available on loan
  • Professional editing suites
  • Media loans counter
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

Course accreditations

Indicative modules

The course will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of relevant topics, including:

  • safeguarding
  • working with diversity
  • communication skills
  • dementia,
  • disability,
  • substance misuse
  • mental health
  • autism
  • working with groups

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching strategies

The BA Adult Social Care has been designed to offer you a range of dynamic experiences where you will learn about Adult Social Care. Taught by experienced academics this programme will guide you through development of theoretical, practical and applied skills. Examples include individual tutorials, lectures, group exercises, directed reading, role play, observations, discussion and presentations. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will offer you pastoral support and over time you will gain the understanding and confidence asked for by a range of public, voluntary and private sector employers. You will undertake work placements to support your learning and develop your experiences in the field


There are a variety of assessment tasks integrated with the learning and teaching which will ensure that you are given relevant and meaningful activities with specific outcomes. Many of your assessment will expect you to draw on your experience and work-based activity. Examples of assessment include:

  • Observations and analysis
  • Evaluation of given case studies
  • Critical review of literature on a specific topic
  • Group and individual presentations
  • An interrogation of theoretical and research-based evidence
  • Pod-casting, emails and discussion boards

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