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Health & Social Care Courses

RDI work with a UK university to offer a distance learning health and social care degree so you can further your career with an internationally recognised qualification, studied entirely at your own pace.

A health and social care degree is often an essential requirement for anyone looking to further their career in the health sector, as it provides students with a strong grounding in the skills and knowledge needed.

If you’re planning to study for a distance learning health and social care degree with RDI, you will need to ensure that you fulfil certain basic requirements and are able to commit the required time to study.

Health & Social Care Courses FAQ

What are the entry requirements for a distance learning health and social care degree?

In general, to study a degree through RDI you must possess either 2 A-levels or an Access to Higher Education qualification. Although, candidates without any formal qualifications may be considered on their own merits and we encourage you to submit an application.

You will also need to be working within the Health and Social care industry, as this course challenges you to provide real examples and also respond to an assignment question based around your current role. Please note: This course is designed for people already working in the industry and who wish to progress in their careers. It will NOT qualify you to enter the following professions:

  • Nurse
  • Social worker
  • As an entry to health care

Am I eligible for funding to study health and social care online?

If you meet three broad eligibility criteria, you will be able to apply for funding for your undergraduate course.

  1. You are UK and EU resident, living in England or Wales
  2. You are studying a full three-year honours degree or final year top-up or BTEC Level 5 HND
  3. You are studying this qualification for the first time

How long will the health and social care degree take to complete?

Most courses are expected to be completed within 4.5 years. However, our online distance learning students have flexibility in setting their own pace of study, which means that the course can be completed in a minimum period of 3 years.

How does distance learning work for health and social care?

Studying around 12 – 15 hours a week in your own time, you will develop your expertise in critically appraising practice in the health and social care arena from an inter-professional and contemporary perspective. Some modules may address the wider societal and political influences that impact on health and social care. The course will equip you with the skills of critical reflection and evaluation so that you are able to lead/facilitate advanced and innovative practice within the health and social care context.

What support can I expect from my university?

We know that studying online can be a big unknown, so we want to make sure you are confident in this modern alternative to on-campus study.

We provide you with an interactive online platform where you can access all your course materials and interact with other students. You also have a specialist tutor allocated for each module. They bring the materials to life, encourage lively debate and discussion around the subject and also provide feedback on your work. There’s also our UK based Student Support team available by phone and email to help with technical and pastoral questions, like how to hand in your assignment, when assignments are due, what to do if you need to take a study break.

Which universities offer health and social care degrees with distance learning?

RDI offer a Health and Social Care degree with, which is awarded by Anglia Ruskin University.