Health and Wellbeing Practice BA (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: L612 - Degree
UCAS Code: L611 - HND
UCAS Code: L610 - HNC
CUCU057

Location

CU Coventry (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time

Duration

3 year - Degree
2 year - HND
1 year - HNC

Start date

January 2023
March 2023


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate
HNC/HND courses

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.

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 and 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.


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What you'll study

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 and 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.

In the first year, 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 and 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. You are taught using a variety of teaching strategies to include exploration of contextualised learning, and problem-based learning pedagogy.

Modules

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

The second year 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 you should start to apply and should be able to further your understanding as well as evaluate contemporary practices within your chosen professional settings. At this level, you are introduced to research methods, utilised more fully in the research project at the final stage of the course.

Modules

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Optional

In the final year, you will have the opportunity to accumulate a range of skills, knowledge and professional behaviours, which should enable you to advance into professional placements, so that you should be able to put theory into practice. In addition, you should begin to formulate individual plans for a special project, which you will be encouraged to explore and a relevant supervisor will be assigned to support 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.

Modules

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

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.


How you'll learn

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.

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.

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.


Assessment

Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests, which is more reflective of a working environment.

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.


Job ready

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.

International experience opportunities

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.

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Entry level What we're looking for
HNC 64 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
HND 80 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
Degree 104 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, 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 our Health, Education and Wellbeing Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access 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 Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Are you eligible for the CU Support Scheme?

We believe every student should have the opportunity to dream big, reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background.

CU Support Scheme

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.

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Entry level What we're looking for
HNC 64 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
HND 80 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
Degree 104 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with a foundation year. Upon successful completion our Health, Education and Wellbeing Foundation Year will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on how to apply and travelling to and living in the UK.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

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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.

Student Full time Part time
UK £8,050 per year £8,050
International £16,650 per year Not available

Facilities

Located at our Mile Lane campus, you will have access to our Library & Learning Services (LLS), fully equipped seminar rooms and impressive IT suites.

Plus, you can take advantage of reading rights in Coventry University’s Lanchester Library, make use of sport centre facilities and receive full membership to Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU).


Careers and opportunities

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. 


How to apply

  • Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the CU Group. A copy of the 2022/23 contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the CU Group will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at CU Coventry.

    Tuition fees

    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 our 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 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 from time to time.

    For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. 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.

    Accreditations

    Many of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the CU Group maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. 

    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. 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.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities 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.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas.

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