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Support Work
Undergraduate course

Support Work

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


Support workers play a crucial part in today's society. There's growing demand to work with a diverse range of clients, provide an increasing range of care, and positively contribute to the public's health and wellbeing. It's therefore important that you're equipped with the knowledge and experience to do just that.

Our course - developed in conjunction with Yorkshire's leading health care organisations - gives you valuable skills that directly relate to both the changes in your workplace and in your role. It will provide you with the expertise needed to deliver quality care provision.

There's a mix of academic study and practice-based learning, and you'll be studying alongside people from all kinds of backgrounds and roles, meaning you'll benefit from shared experience and knowledge. You'll attend our University for taught classes, and then return to your workplace to practice and develop the skills you've learnt.

You'll also have the opportunity to see other clinical environments and approaches to care in areas such as nutritional health, maternity support and mental health. All of this will contribute to your own e-portfolio of personal and workplace development.

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Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.

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.

Course Features

  • Part-time study available
  • Specialist facilities
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • TEF Silver Award


Lucy Davies


Lucy Davies
Community Mental Health Nurse Leeds and York Partnership, NHS Foundation in Leeds

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

“I've always wanted to use my compassion to care for people. My course taught me the communication and clinical skills needed to assess people's mental health and identify their needs. As a student, I had a lot of support, helpful placements, a great city with many career opportunities and strong job prospects anywhere in the world upon graduation.

Modules & learning

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You'll understand and explore government policy and the roles and responsibilities of health and social care workers in their contribution to ensuring effective delivery of patient and client centred care.

Through workshops, you'll develop your knowledge and skills in your specific role, and in the treatment of the diverse population within Health and Social Care Services.

By learning in an area within your own scope of practice, you'll explore how specific identified interventions can contribute to enhancing health outcome in the effective delivery of diverse patient and client centred care.

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Fees & funding


  • Nutrition Laboratories
    Nutrition Laboratories

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

  • 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.


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