Enquire Now

How To Apply

Contact Us

Loans and Finance

BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care Top-Up Degree

Apply Now For March 2022



BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care (Top-up)


Health and Social Care covers a huge range of activities from Child Protection, and Youth Work right through to Residential and End-of-life Care. It is about providing physical, emotional and social care to help in empowering people to live their lives independently. The Health and Social care sector is becoming more and more important as a considerable part of our population requires social work, personal care, protection or social support services to children or adults in need or at risk, or adults with needs arising from illness, physical and mental disabilities, old age or poverty, therefore the professional carers offer vital services to the UK and their contribution to the health service is significant.

The BA (Hons) Integrated Health & Social Care course is specially designed for students to become ‘practice professionals’ with the skills, professional knowledge and expertise needed for a rewarding and fulfilling career within the Health and Social Care sector. This one-year course is also ideal for industry professionals looking to acquire a qualification in order to succeed and progress in their career path and prepare them for bringing and implementing positive changes in their own area of practices as Change Champions.

Students will be taught using a diverse range of teaching and learning methods including seminars, workshops, personal and small-group tutorials by highly senior and competent lecturers with extensive health and social care practice background. This programme is focused on interesting and most relevant topics, and students are encouraged to take part in engaging, learning and sharing their experience with others.

The objectives of the BA (Hons) Integrated Health & Social Care are as follows:

  • Develop students’ confidence and creativity and their ability to demonstrate an evidence based approach to practice
  • Develop students as inter-collaborative professionally capable practitioners, with an ethically and socially responsible approach to patients and service users
  • Develop students’ theoretical and applied knowledge, skills and expertise appropriate for a range of practice settings
  • Develop students as independent and lifelong learners able to apply their skills for future career and personal development

 On this programme, you will develop an existing academic knowledge in order to inform and develop your understanding in a range of significant areas such as safeguarding, leadership and management, and collaborative working.







Leadership and Management



Contemporary Issues and Inter-professional Practice



Introduction to Safeguarding



Applied Practitioner Research



Total credits



 Note: The BA (Hons) is awarded on completion of a minimum of 120 credits


+ Entry Requirements

  • a pass in a BTEC HND; or
  • a Foundation Degree; or
  • a recognised UK or overseas equivalent; or
  • other level 5 qualification in a related field 
  • Be in employment (Minimum 6 hours per week – paid or voluntary)
  • There will also be the standard English language requirements of IELTS 6 or equivalent.


English Language Requirements:

Students whose medium of study at HND/FdA or equivalent qualification is not English are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency at IELTS: 6.0


+ Admissions Process

The College will ensure that entry requirements are applied in accordance with institutional policy and that the admissions process will take the following format.

Step 1: Apply

Step 2: Upload Documents

All applicants must upload the following documents on the portal:

  • Examination transcripts (English translation where necessary), or notarised copies and English Language examination transcripts (where applicable)
  • Your CV
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • A 400-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the College and how this will help your future career aspirations
  • Photo (Passport style picture)

Note: If you are not able to submit the documents online you can bring them into the college and a staff member can do it on your behalf.

Step 3: Arrange an Interview

  • Applicants will be subject to a personal interview where possible either by a member of the admissions team or approved agency (where this is not possible acceptance will be based on the information contained in the application form and any supporting documents)
  • Arrange an appointment to visit DGHE to present certain original documents and attend an interview. You can do this via email admissions@dghe.ac.uk or via telephone 02032200347
  • Applications can also be submitted in person at our DGHE campus. Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Note: All applicants must present original examination transcripts on the interview day.

Step 4: Accepting your Offer

  • Selection will be considered in the light of previous qualifications, past experience, and future aspirations
  • If you are successful in the interview, you will receive a formal 'conditional offer' issued by the college.
  • In order to receive your 'unconditional offer' from Bucks New University, you must satisfy any outstanding conditions and submit your application via UCAS.

Note: The university acceptance process could take up to 3 weeks so we will appreciate your patience.


+ Course Specification

Once you have been approved by DGHE Admissions, you can apply through UCAS by visiting the UCAS website.

UCAS course Information

Course code: IHDG

Institution code: B94

Campus Name: David Game College

Campus code: E

Course Duration: One year, full time

Course Delivery: Two days per week

Course Fees: £9250 (Loans available from Student Loan Company)

Course Start Date: 7th March 2022

Awarding Body: Buckinghamshire New University

Note: UK/EU students may be eligible for study loans/grants from the Student Loans Company. This support can help finance both your studies and day to day living expenses (depending on the course level). You can find more information related to Student Finance and EU students by visiting the corresponding links. For more information, please contact the admissions team at info@dghe.ac.uk or T: 0203 220 0347 

+ Assessment

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and that there is a development of knowledge and skills.

The following assessment activities are used on this programme:

  • Essays
  • Research Proposals and Impact Assessments
  • Case Studies and Scenarios

In addition, students will be expected to undertake formative assessments, including presentations, guided learning tasks, and seminar participation.

+ Progression

The BSc (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care reflects the changing requirements within the health and social care arena that expects skilled and flexible professionals to adapt and lead developments in their own specific area of practice.

On successful completion of the level 6 course, students are well-placed to pursue further academic development via post-graduate routes. These include (but are not restricted to) Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding, Social Work, Nursing, Human Resource Management, Research and development and Teaching career.

+ Careers

The BSc (Hons) Integrated and Social Care is suitable for a wide range of professionals involved in the provision and delivery of a changing and expanding health and social care agenda. On successful completion of this programme, you could work in these roles:

  • Resident / Care Coordinator
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker
  • Quality Assistant / Coordinator
  • Family Support Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Health Promotion Worker
  • Healthcare Assistant and Healthcare Support Worker
  • Assistant Practice Manager
  • Probation Services Officer (with additional course / training)
  • Assistant Care Home Manager
  • Care Worker Team Leader
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Care Practitioners
  • Victim Care Officer
  • Healthcare Volunteer Coordinator


Apply Direct

Apply Now >

Enquire About this Course >

Download Prospectus >


Apply through UCAS

Applications to our full-time undergraduate courses must be made through UCAS. If you haven’t started a UCAS application yet, you can apply directly here and we will process your UCAS application for you.



Last updated: 10/09/21