26th February 2003



Social care managers are being afforded more opportunities to find out how they can gain a degree qualification for their work.


Following the success of last year’s events, venues in Hull, Pickering, Scunthorpe, Driffield, Grimsby and York will host a further six information sessions providing details about the new BA (Hons) Managing Social Care which is now offered at the University of Lincoln in Hull.


The new degree 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

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

The first of these sessions will take place this Friday (28th February) at the Jameson Room, Quality Royal Hotel (Station Hotel), Ferensway, Hull between 9.15am and 12 noon. 


For further details of this event or dates and venues of other sessions please contact Susan Oliver on 01482 463400 or Sandra Tennyson on 01482 463195.



For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

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

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