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The award
Diploma of Higher Education

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9480 per total

How you will study
online

Course starts
January, May, September

International course fees
GBP 9480 per total

All study options

About Health and Social Care at University of Derby Online Learning

The Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care provides you with the knowledge, values and skills required to become a competent health and social care practitioner who can work in an integrative environment.

This 240 credit, Level 5 course in Health and Social Care will enable you to progress your qualifications to degree level with automatic entitlement to study our online Level 6 BSc (Hons) Integrative Health and Social Care Top-up degree as long as you are working (paid or voluntary) in the health and social care sector.

You also have the option to exit with a Certificate of Higher Education and Health and Social Care by achieving 120 credits at Level 4.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDiploma of Higher EducationHow you will studyOnlineHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsJanuary, May, SeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9480 per totalInternational course feesGBP 9480 per total

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for you as an International or European learner are the same as those identified for home learners.

When applying, it is essential that you submit the following:

  • Qualification evidence awarded in your country
  • Transcripts of all relevant education/training
  • NARIC evidence
  • IELTS 6.0 in all areas

Non-standard entrants

If your qualifications do not match the criteria above, you are a ‘non-standard’ entrant and you will be required to submit evidence of your experience and counselled before being offered a place as a direct entrant to ensure that you have the necessary capacity for critical awareness and reflection.

If you have undertaken previous study at this level you may wish to apply for Advanced Standing which will be assessed according to the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Regulatory Framework. This may be a combination of experience and/or certificated evidence.

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