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PROSPECTUS 2017

FdSc Gerontology and Dementia Studies

FdSc Gerontology and Dementia Studies

Care of older people is an area of growth

 
 
 
 
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About the FdSc Gerontology and Dementia Studies programme

The care of older people is an area of growth and the need to support this increasing provision is being driven by national policy. This is reflected in the changing structure and focus of adult services locally, and this programme aims to support social care service provision to produce competent and compassionate assistant practitioners who are specialist in the care of older people.

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Annual Salary
£18,000
Entry Salary
£28,000
Mid Range Salary
£45,000
High End Salary
Males & Females Employed
65%
35%
21%

Entry requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

All applicants irrespective of entry qualification(s) will be formally interviewed by an appropriate member of academic staff.
Applicants require 160 UCAS points from two A’ Levels, GCE and AVCE Double Award or 60 Access to HE credits (of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3). Students are also required to hold English and Maths no lower than functional skills level 2. All applicants will be required to undertake a target skills assessment as part of their admissions process.

Non academic Entry Requirements

In line with the widening participation brief, the Institute will also encourage applications from non-standard students who lack formal Institutional qualifications. All applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant practice experience. In this instance this piece of work will be a 1500 word essay. All applicants will be required to undertake a target skills assessment as part of their admissions process.

What you will learn

Year One - Level 4 (Certificate Stage)
In year one of study, students will investigate the development of society and as a result the need for care by undertaking critical modules in social policy, the psychology of aging and also the biology of aging . The students will also be introduced via competency of practice to wider transferable skills that will support their personal, academic and professional development.
  • Reserach and Study Skills
  • Preparing to be a Professional
  • Social Policy
  • Psychology of Ageing
  • Biology of Ageing
  • Social Gerontology

Year Two - Level 5 (Diploma Stage)
Year two of study allows students to evaluate the impact that key legislation has upon the care of older people; whilst also offering opportunity to highlight areas specific to the care of older people where discussion will be given on the disease and condition of older adulthood and also modules that are specifically designed to improve the knowledge and care that students can give to service users in practice.
  • Legislation in Practice
  • Professional Competency to Practice
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • Approaches to Care Planning
  • Technology of Ageing
  • Palliative and End of Life Care

What Next

Upon completion of the FdSc Gerontology and Dementia Care, students will have the opportunity to further their academic studies either at the University Centre Grimsby via a BA (top-up) degree, or at another HE Institution.

Upon completing the Foundation Degree students are qualified to the level of assistant practitioner and are ready to enter the work force in a variety of older adult care settings within the private, public or third sector.

Programme Benefits

University Centre Grimsby has a friendly, supportive learning environment in which students can develop and grow both academically and emotionally. Our tutors on the course have varied and extensive experience within the Gerontology field.

This course benefits from work placement oportunities whereby students must undertake 200 hours of work experience in a related setting - a real bonus to your CV.


Learning & Teaching Methods

Learning methods on this programme include lectures, seminars, tutorials, group work, research activities, computer assisted learning, case studies and other multi-media presentation. There will be a number of enrichment opportunities for students throughout each academic year that will be presented via quest speakers as well as master classes within the Institute that will hold a number of foci; such as research or employability.

The use of self-directed study and independent learning will be essential to all levels, with tutors guiding and assisting self directed learning, dependent on the level of the student. The use of a VLE and social media, will also be used widely to encourage self directed study and also involvement with the sector and other institutions. The VLE will be utilised for independent engagement with students, whereas social media will be used as a notice board for students and outside bodies.




More information

UCAS Code:B7B9
Credit Level:5
Credit value:240
Course start date: September
Course duration: 2 years full time
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FdSc Gerontology and Dementia Studies

Your programme

About the FdSc Gerontology and Dementia Studies programme

The care of older people is an area of growth and the need to support this increasing provision is being driven by national policy. This is reflected in the changing structure and focus of adult services locally, and this programme aims to support social care service provision to produce competent and compassionate assistant practitioners who are specialist in the care of older people.


Population ageing, with the fastest rise in the ‘oldest old’, means that the overall number of people in our society with health or care needs has risen. In turn, this has altered the very nature of our health and care services, with older people now the biggest users. This trend holds new responsibilities for the NHS and social care in helping older people stay healthy, active and independent for as long as possible” (NHS, 2013). The care of older people is an area of growth and the need to support this increasing provision is being driven by national policy. This is reflected in the changing structure and focus of adult services locally, and this programme aims to support social care service provision to produce competent and compassionate assistant practitioners who are specialist in the care of older people.

The intention is twofold, in the first instance the programme is designed to support students to develop as skilled and knowledgeable assistant practitioners, who will be able to enhance local and national provision in relation to the care of the older adult in residential and community based settings; private, statutory and third sector.

The programme aims to provide students with an understanding of key concepts and theoretical approaches that are directly involved in the practice of caring for older people. In order for students to gain this knowledge to improve their skills in care a number of key topics will be discussed over the two year foundation degree including; national policy and impact on care provision, dementia as an illness and the impact on social care needs, the role of the life story in care planning, palliative and end of life care, the biology and sociology of ageing and also the technology used in the care of the ageing.

Due to the nature of this programme, you will need to purchase a uniform and will be required to have Hepatitis B vaccinations.

Programme Benefits

University Centre Grimsby has a friendly, supportive learning environment in which students can develop and grow both academically and emotionally. Our tutors on the course have varied and extensive experience within the Gerontology field.

This course benefits from work placement oportunities whereby students must undertake 200 hours of work experience in a related setting - a real bonus to your CV.

Entry requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

All applicants irrespective of entry qualification(s) will be formally interviewed by an appropriate member of academic staff.
Applicants require 160 UCAS points from two A’ Levels, GCE and AVCE Double Award or 60 Access to HE credits (of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3). Students are also required to hold English and Maths no lower than functional skills level 2. All applicants will be required to undertake a target skills assessment as part of their admissions process.

Non academic Entry Requirements

In line with the widening participation brief, the Institute will also encourage applications from non-standard students who lack formal Institutional qualifications. All applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant practice experience. In this instance this piece of work will be a 1500 word essay. All applicants will be required to undertake a target skills assessment as part of their admissions process.

What you will learn

Year 1

Year One - Level 4 (Certificate Stage)
In year one of study, students will investigate the development of society and as a result the need for care by undertaking critical modules in social policy, the psychology of aging and also the biology of aging . The students will also be introduced via competency of practice to wider transferable skills that will support their personal, academic and professional development.

Year 2

Year Two - Level 5 (Diploma Stage)
Year two of study allows students to evaluate the impact that key legislation has upon the care of older people; whilst also offering opportunity to highlight areas specific to the care of older people where discussion will be given on the disease and condition of older adulthood and also modules that are specifically designed to improve the knowledge and care that students can give to service users in practice.

Learning & Teaching Methods

Learning methods on this programme include lectures, seminars, tutorials, group work, research activities, computer assisted learning, case studies and other multi-media presentation. There will be a number of enrichment opportunities for students throughout each academic year that will be presented via quest speakers as well as master classes within the Institute that will hold a number of foci; such as research or employability.

The use of self-directed study and independent learning will be essential to all levels, with tutors guiding and assisting self directed learning, dependent on the level of the student. The use of a VLE and social media, will also be used widely to encourage self directed study and also involvement with the sector and other institutions. The VLE will be utilised for independent engagement with students, whereas social media will be used as a notice board for students and outside bodies.

More information

UCAS Code:B7B9
Credit Level:5
Credit value:240
Course start date: September
Course duration: 2 years full time

What Next

Upon completion of the FdSc Gerontology and Dementia Care, students will have the opportunity to further their academic studies either at the University Centre Grimsby via a BA (top-up) degree, or at another HE Institution.

Upon completing the Foundation Degree students are qualified to the level of assistant practitioner and are ready to enter the work force in a variety of older adult care settings within the private, public or third sector.

What to do next?

Interested in this course? contact us on 0800 328 3631 or headmissions@grimsby.ac.uk.

Not sure? why not visit us at our next open event, they are a great way to find out about what we have to offer so come along and have a chat with the tutors and see what courses are available.

Our next open event/s will be:

Saturday
13th May
 10am - 1pm


Equality & Diversity

All of our activities in relation to teaching, safeguarding, training, recruitment, retention and progression are core business areas where we must be mindful of the diverse needs of those we work with. Although the law no longer requires public sector organisations to produce equality schemes, the Grimsby Institute Group has produced an Equality Statement, which is more than mere words, but a statement of our intent.

This statement underpinned by declarations from the leaders of the Grimsby Institute Group include many actions we believe will proactively eliminate all forms of discrimination where they exist and prevent them from occurring in the first instance.

Equality Intent turning into equality action is the future ethos and philosophy of the Grimsby Institute Group and as the principal lead for Equality, Diversity Inclusion & Human Rights the Grimsby Institute Group will demonstrate this commitment in all that they do.


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