New health course established thanks to local partnership
Tuesday 30 August 2016
A brand new health course created thanks to an exciting new partnership has been given the green light.
Coventry University Scarborough Campus and York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have been given approval to deliver a HNC (Level 4) in Applied Health and Social Care.
The one-year programme, the equivalent to the first year of a degree, has been developed for staff currently working in community services in North Yorkshire and their colleagues from Social Services.
Tuition fees have been fully funded by Health Education England (Yorkshire and Humber).
The pilot is a joint venture between the University, the Hospital Trust and the Local Authority who will be working together to deliver an integrated approach to learning, and will fundamentally drive changes in the profile of the workforce to deliver the ambitions of the NHS Five Year Forward View and the emerging Sustainability and Transformation Plans.
Students will continue their work within the Trust and Social Services, and be granted workplace release to attend the University’s new £14 million campus on the Yorkshire coast one day per week during the 28-week course which will begin in October.
The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in the workplace to support the delivery of health and social care within the NHS, Local Authority Services, private health provision, and third sector voluntary services.
It will cover the fundamentals of health and social care, contemporary issues in health and social care, the reflective health and social care practitioner and collaborative working in health and social care.
Professor Craig Gaskell, Provost of Coventry University Scarborough Campus, said:
We are delighted to receive approval to launch our new HNC in Applied Health and Social Care in collaboration with the NHS Trust.
Colleagues from our health faculty have worked closely with colleagues from the Trust to design the course to suit their specific needs.
We pride ourselves on providing a flexible approach to learning and this is yet another example of how we are delivering this.
The funding from Health Education England also makes the course even more accessible to those wanting to learn while in full-time employment.
The Trust values the continual development of its staff and we look forward to working in partnership to deliver the course.”
Mike Proctor, Deputy Chief Executive of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said:
It is vital for the future sustainability of health and social care that the barriers between them are broken down. This process will be helped by the staff working in health and social care being educated together.
This would not have been possible were it not for the team at Coventry University, their flexible approach, and their willingness to actively listen to the needs of employers to design educational programmes to suit our needs.”
Deputy Chief Executive of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Mike Proctor, Head of Curriculum, Health and Education at Coventry University Scarborough Campus Kay Fraser and Provost of Coventry University Scarborough Campus Professor Craig Gaskell.