Health and Wellbeing Practice BA (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

L612 - Degree
L611 - HND
L610 - HNC

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

CU Coventry

Starting:

September 2021
November 2021
January 2022
February 2022
April 2022
June 2022

Fees:

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Course code:

L612 - Degree
L611 - HND
L610 - HNC

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

CU Coventry

Starting:

September 2021
November 2021
January 2022
February 2022
April 2022
June 2022

Fees:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 8787


Enquire online

Course code:

L612 - Degree
L611 - HND
L610 - HNC

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

CU Coventry

Starting:

September 2021
November 2021
January 2022
February 2022
April 2022
June 2022

Fees:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 8787


Enquire online

Overview

The BA (Hons) Health and Wellbeing Practice degree is a brand new course developed to provide a range of practitioners to work within the public, private and third sectors, with groups and individuals in roles that are inter-professional, and multi-disciplinary.

The course is designed to be broad based and focuses on a number of related areas of work that are pivotal in supporting people within organisations and communities. The curriculum provides students the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of how health and wellbeing practices operate to shape policies, procedures and processes in workplace settings. This aims to be an engaging, values-led degree course and therefore provides students with the chance to gain the skills and holistic understanding needed to work effectively in multidisciplinary, and community-based work settings upon successful completion of the course.

Why CU Coventry

We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Employability

Dedicated Careers & Employability department who will assist you in finding employment

Top Quality Courses

Taught by industry professionals, awarded by Coventry University

No End of Year Exams

Our modern teaching techniques mean no last-minute cramming and less stress

Professional Recognition

Specific courses contain additional industry recognised qualifications from awarding bodies

Accreditation & Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

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Chartered Managers' Institute (CMI)

A distinctive feature of the course is that in addition to the academic qualification gained upon successful completion of the BA (Hons) Health and Wellbeing Practice course, students will also obtain the Chartered Managers’ Institute (CMI) Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring.

It should be noted that students will qualify for the CMI level 5 certificate only upon successful completion of the BA (Hons) Health and Wellbeing Practice course.

Please visit the CMI website for full details on the CMI accreditation.

Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules, but is frequently reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems. If any changes occur with respect to our accreditation related to these modules, we will seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Course information

The BA (Hons) Health and Wellbeing Practice is a specialist degree in a new and emerging field of work and offers the opportunity for a progressive development in the theory, practice and in-depth knowledge and approaches of health and wellbeing. The study program focuses on statutory and non-statutory perspectives guiding current legislation, initiatives and policy. It aims to produce graduates who, upon successful completion, are critically informed about and engaged with contemporary issues in health and wellbeing practice, in a range of sectors.

The course aims to develop students into knowledgeable, resilient and adaptive individuals who can progress successfully into health and wellbeing practitioners, operating at an advanced level, and/or continue into postgraduate study upon successful completion. The embedding of the professional body qualification Chartered Managers Institute Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring provides the chance for further vocational relevance to the student portfolio (subject to successful completion of the study program. Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section for further information).

As part of the study program, students are encouraged to develop a critical and reflective perspective throughout the course to ensure that they develop a personal philosophy of health and wellbeing practice, which will inform their practice in their chosen career pathways upon successful completion.

Please note that postgraduate study may be subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply.

Modules

Overview

At Level 4 (year one), the course is designed to draw upon the fundamentals of health and wellbeing, focusing on the human lifecycle, to include anatomy and factors affecting mental health (Brain, Mind & Contemporary Mental Health); on personal and professional behaviours and on international, national and regional policy decisions affecting communities within this area. In addition, students should begin to implement skills related to robust academic rigour and integrity, as well as professional behaviours. Students are taught using a variety of teaching strategies to include exploration of contextualised learning, and problem-based learning pedagogy.

All modules listed below are mandatory.

Modules

  • Brain, Mind, and Body

  • Contemporary Mental Health

  • Professional Behaviour and Conduct

  • Policy and Legislation in Inclusive Practice

Overview

Level 5 of the course aims to broaden the agenda to include wider theoretical perspectives of the impact of a range of interventions and approaches used within the public, private and third sectors (Dynamic Organisational Cultures; Global Health and Wellbeing; Coaching Theory and Practice and Placement Practice). It is within the placement modules where students should start to apply and should be able to further their understanding as well as evaluate contemporary practices within their chosen professional settings. At this level, students are introduced to research methods, utilised more fully in the research project at the final stage of the course.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

All modules listed below are mandatory, except for the Placement Practice.

Modules

  • Dynamic Organisations and Cultures

  • Individual Needs- Coaching Practice and Theory

  • Global Research in Health and Wellbeing Practice

  • Placement Practice

Overview

Students have the option of a sandwich year between levels 5 and 6, and can choose to study abroad or engage in an international work placement. Only the course mandatory modules are counted towards the classification calculation. The placement or year abroad optional modules do not count towards the award and are not calculated in the classification.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Overview

In the final year, students will have the opportunity to accumulate a range of skills, knowledge and professional behaviours, which should enable them to advance into professional placements, so that they should be able to put theory into practice. In addition, students should begin to formulate individual plans for a special project, which they will be encouraged to explore and a relevant supervisor will be assigned to support them in the development of the chosen area of study. This year is designed to unveil the culmination of the embedded professional qualifications, together with the chance to acquire accredited learning and accumulation of professional skills and appropriate behaviours to be successful in the workplace and/or further study, upon successful completion. Please refer to the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section for further information.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

All modules listed below are mandatory, except for the Advanced Placement Practice.

Modules

  • Mentoring Practice and Theory

  • Global Wellbeing and Sustainable Leadership

  • Advanced Placement Practice

  • Health and Wellbeing Practice - Research Project

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Placement opportunities* aim to synthesise your learning to the professional work sectors, upon successful completion.
    *Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.
  • Small tutorial group sessions are designed to ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you have the chance to dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop transferable soft skills such as communication, decision-making, problem solving and personal resilience.
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Organisational Cultures and Community Development
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Sustainable Futures

At CU Coventry, students have the chance to learn through a variety of modes. This program is focused on applied learning geared to high intensity teaching and study, requiring full commitment from students. The delivery of course content is a blend of lectures, tutorials and online mediums.

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

 

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include coursework, essays, project work, group work, presentations, posters.

Assessments are designed to be authentic in nature allowing students the opportunity to apply knowledge to real life/workplace scenarios.

On successful completion of this course, students will able to:

  • Foster and maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders, groups, networks and organisations by developing an understanding of the individual and their role within an organisation or community
  • Display confidence in decision making by effectively and appropriately prioritising and delegating tasks, reflect on own performance and that of others constructively and manage personal self-development.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professionalism in the context of self and organisation, recognising statutory and legal obligations and responsibilities, and apply ethical codes of conduct to a given environment.
  • Recognise and critically appraise contemporary health issues and the effects on wellbeing in local, global, and planetary contexts.
  • Develop skills in the use of digital media in undertaking research and appreciate its wider application in the workplace.
  • Identify and classify key anatomical, neurological and physiological factors that contribute to health and wellbeing in a contemporary world.
  • Demonstrate effective evidence-based critical thinking and research skills in the field of contemporary health and apply to a research project.
  • Recognise and examine opportunities for talent development and motivation through effective communication, team building, and leadership.

Each module is worth 30 credits, which will require the equivalent of 300 study hours, of which 120 hours are direct contact hours in form of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, independent structured activities, and enrichment activities appropriate to the module subject.

The modules run over a six-week period and are taught consecutively, with assessments within each block.

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

 

International experience opportunities may be in the form of Collaborative Online International Learning Projects and field trips wherever possible. Please note that such opportunities and field trips are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply.

Entry Requirements

Students must complete an enhanced DBS checking process on enrolment to the course. All applicants require a satisfactory DBS check to enable them to complete the mandatory work placements.

Health and Wellbeing Practice HNC
64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at 4-9 including Maths and English.

Health and Wellbeing Practice HND
80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at 4-9 including Maths and English.

Health and Wellbeing Practice BA (Hons) Degree
104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at 4-9 including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 levels or a BTEC-equivalent qualification. Students will be subject to a DBS check before enrolment.

It would be challenging for a student to enrol onto Level 5 or Level 6, and their first module be the placement module. It is possible, but it should be highlighted that if this occurs, then the opportunities for placements will be limited to those available within those organisations for which an enhanced DBS process is not applicable.

Students must complete an enhanced DBS checking process on enrolment to the course. All applicants require a satisfactory DBS check to enable them to complete the mandatory work placements.

Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.*

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Health, Education & Wellbeing Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access to HE Course

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. Successful completion of our Health & Human Sciences or Social Sciences Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

*The opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£7,900 (per year)


November 2021

£7,900 (per year)


January 2022

£7,900 (per year)


February 2022

£7,900 (per year)


April 2022

£7,900 (per year)


June 2022

£7,900 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2021

TBC (per year)


November 2021

TBC (per year)


January 2022

TBC (per year)


February 2022

TBC (per year)


April 2022

TBC (per year)


June 2022

TBC (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2021

£16,300 (per year)


November 2021

£16,300 (per year)


January 2022

£16,300 (per year)


February 2022

£16,300 (per year)


April 2022

£16,300 (per year)


June 2022

£16,300 (per year)


Career prospects

The course aims to enable students to develop an independent, reflective and self-managed approach, to use skills appropriate to successfully developing academic integrity, as well as providing the opportunity to explore a toolkit of the skills required to pursue a career in this field, and/or further postgraduate study upon successful completion.

The entry-type roles envisaged after successful completion of the degree include, but are not limited to: Community Wellbeing Coordinator; NHS Wellbeing Coordinator; Organisational Development Officers in private and public sectors; working in mental health charities; Engagement Coaches within educational settings and wellbeing charities. Examples of postgraduate courses include, but are not limited to: MA Workplace Health and Wellbeing; MA Public Health and Wellbeing; MA Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing. Please note that postgraduate study may be subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply.

Disclaimer

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s planned exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance at that time. For international students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply for the first year of study. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.