Students on this double course study a wider range of topics than the single option course. As well as the topics studied in the single course, you will also study additional topics such as anatomy and physiology, physiological disorders, mental health, human development, and aspects of sociology and psychology. As part of the course there are opportunities to take part in relevant work placements - for example, in a care home, nursery, primary or secondary school or a day-centre. This will help you to collect information for coursework, as well as gaining practical experience of working in a care setting. Many university courses and employers expect you to have done some relevant work placement prior to starting your degree course or career.
What opportunities will this lead to?
Students can progress to study higher level qualifications in further or higher education including degrees in nursing, teaching and social work. Alternatively, you can progress on to career areas such as healthcare and social care through apprenticeships, higher apprenticeships and traineeships or enter the workplace within the healthcare and social care industries.