1st October 2002

 

 NEW DEGREE FOR MANAGERS IN SOCIAL CARE

 

A new degree will give social care managers the chance to gain a qualification for their work.

 

BA (Hons) Managing Social Care at the University of Lincoln in Hull is aimed at managers who have responsibility for providing residential, respite, day and domiciliary care services in the private, voluntary and statutory sectors.

 

The degree is mainly work-based and has been developed jointly by the university’s Hull School of Health and Social Care, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law and the Faculty of Business and Management.

 

The course combines the three interlinking subject areas of social care, management and business development. It aims to support and enhance good practice while providing a broader knowledge and theory base on which to develop future services.

 

“This is a really exciting development for social care,” said Susan Oliver, project manager. “Many managers started as part-time care assistants and have worked their way up the ranks.  This is their opportunity to gain a qualification which reflects their proven abilities.

 

“Not only can the managers gain a degree but thanks to Hull College, North Lincolnshire College and Lincoln College they can also obtain NVQ assessment.”

 

Assistance from the European Social Fund (ESF) has enabled the university to financially support the students by offering 50 per cent off their first level of study if their organisation is an SME (small to medium-size enterprise) of 250 employees or fewer and lies within the North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Humber region.

 

Training Organisation for the Personal Social Services (TOPSS) funding is also available if students fall within their specified criteria.

 

Further details regarding this programme will be available at an information morning to be held this Friday (4th October) at the Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Grange Park Lane, Willerby, near Hull between 9.15am and 12 noon, including brunch. 

 

Alternatively you may contact Susan Oliver on 01482 463400 or Sandra Tennyson on 01482 463195.

 

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For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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