The course is specifically designed to meet the needs of students who wish to develop knowledge and skills that apply to health and wellbeing practices.
Holistic health improvement with a practical approach now requires an increased need for well-trained practitioners. This course incorporates three clear strands including health, holistic wellbeing and active lifestyle.
The course provides a mixture of theoretical and practical application including work placement in order to develop a student's ability to work in multi-disciplinary environments, meeting the needs of individuals, groups and other professionals.
The importance of wellbeing in health is highlighted by the government who recognise that a wellbeing approach to health facilitates innovation, early intervention/prevention and supports a joined-up policy for services that support the health of individuals and communities within the United Kingdom.
The course may appeal to students from a broad range of backgrounds including science, health, fitness, sport, physical activity and psychology.
Skills acquired in each year will be developed by means of more demanding assignments and the requirement for common practices to be adhered to. These are reflected in the overall course design and pre-requisites, where this applies. The programme begins as more broad-based, to cover fundamental skills development and then becomes more focussed on standards required for employability and sector specific practices.
At the start of each semester feedback is re-capped for the students in a peer session. This allows them to develop strategies for improved understanding, academic skills and practical skills.
Formative feedback is given weekly during class. Group feedback sessions are included and aid understanding of the assessment and grading process. Formative assessments are given regularly to support student's development of practical skills, workshops with feedback and examples of good practice and group discussions to follow.Summative feedback is given in the form of a tutorial with a written summary of the feedback within three weeks of submission. Students are encouraged to record the session.
Employability is embedded throughout this programme, through visiting specialists and live project opportunities. This enriches the programme and provides learners with access to and experience within, a number of different health and wellbeing vocational roles. A community project at level 5 allows students to consider avenues that they have become interested in through the broad level 4 module plan. This can help them to start shaping a direction for their career and allow them to make contact within the sector. Sector skills and practices are embedded throughout the programme providing students with knowledge development that will support sector competency and practices.
Fees and finance
£1,417 per 20 credit module (part-time)
Enhanced DBS Check required £40
Books and materials £100
Optional visits £450 +
UCAS tariff: 112 Points
A Levels: BBC
Pearson BTEC level 3: DMM
Days & times
Date(s) to be confirmed