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Applications for this should be made by 31st August. Applications after this date may still be considered.

Certificate
Support Work

Undergraduate course
Health

Gain valuable knowledge and skills that will enable you to positively contribute to the health and wellbeing of the general public.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus
Applications for this should be made by 31st August. Applications after this date may still be considered.

Your Course

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It doesn't matter whether you've been through higher education before or not, our course will provide you with a structured range of learning experiences that will boost your confidence and competence.
Entry Requirements
Additional Requirements: Applicants should be working in or about to commence work in in a support worker role in a field commensurate with the course. Applicants should normally have GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths, applicants who do not have English as their first language should have IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. Written support is required from your manager for completion of the course including proficiency in literacy and numeracy to the required standard, access to and ability to carry out word processing, use of online learning tools in a virtual learning environment, allocation of a mentor in practice, approval for release to attend the taught sessions and also time to complete the assessments associated with the course. You are also required to submit a 250-500 word personal statement detailing your reasons for applying for this course, your relevant communication, numeracy and ICT skills, your knowledge skills and values which are compatible with working in this area, a commitment to personal development and learning and reflection on how the course will be of benefit to you.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Careers

  • Angela Coupe

Careers

Angela Coupe
Senior Specialist Dietitian, St James' University Hospital

MSc Nutrition in Practice

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“"My job role is working with patients who have cancer, calculating their nutritional requirements. The University really prepared me with all the knowledge I need to help improve people's quality of life."

MODULES & LEARNING

This module gives you the key skills and information to continually develop your ability to learn, enhance your personal capabilities, and relate to the workplace.

This module specifically relates to your work area. It is focussed on developing practice-based skills that will help you meet your employer's demands, and the need for a quality assured workforce.

You'll increase your awareness of the patient, client, family, and the community. You'll actively apply the knowledge and skills, gradually enhancing the interactions within your job.

You'll have the chance to work in a host of simulation environments - a living space with fully fitted kitchen, bathroom and living area, a hospital environment with high specification equipment, and a clinical skills suite boasting a lung-auscultator, heart sound auscultator, catheterisation manikins, venepuncture arms, and resuscitation trainers.

You'll be taught by an enthusiastic and well respected team who have been care practitioners themselves, and you'll have full access to our University's library, online learning facilities and support network.

  • Sue Sherwin
    Sue Sherwin Sue Sherwin
    Dean of School

    We have a long history of providing education across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines in health, applied global ethics, social sciences and related subject areas... The Faculty has a number of areas of research excellence.

    Sue Sherwin is the Head of School for Health and Community Studies. She joined our University as a Senior Lecturer in 1996 after supporting the development of the first degree in Mental Health Nursing from Leeds Beckett.

    Sue is a Mental Health Nurse by professional background, having worked as a senior sister in forensic psychiatry before joining Leeds Beckett.

  • Dr Duncan Sharp
    Dr Duncan Sharp Dr Duncan Sharp
    Dean of School

    We have a long history of providing education across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines in health, applied global ethics, social sciences and related subject areas... The Faculty has a number of areas of research excellence.

    Dr Duncan Sharp is a Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, Biomedicine Research theme lead, and Healthcare lead for the Enterprise Academy at Leeds Beckett University.

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FEES & FUNDING
The majority of places available are for staff who are either seconded from their employer or hosted by an NHS provider service. Eligible students will have their fees paid by Yorkshire and Humber LETB and may continue to receive a salary. Applications are also welcomed from non NHS employers or self-funding students. Fees for self-funding students are available on request fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Facilities

  • Nutrition Laboratories
    Nutrition Laboratories

    Our nutrition labs will allow you to develop your practical nutritional skills.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Community Living Area
    Community Living Area

    Used to demonstrate rehabilitation activities, it contains a functioning kitchen, living area, bathroom and bed, and is equipped with a ceiling hoist, emergency lifting cushion, bariatric chair and a range of adapted equipment.

An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

Need more convincing?
Next Undergraduate Open Day

If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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To order a copy of the latest Undergraduate prospectus, please email: prospectusrequests@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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