Real World Experience – Health and Social Care

Real World Experience

Health and Social Care

Placement opportunities are available on our programmes to provide practical experience in real like workplaces.

Your knowledge and skills will be attractive to potential employers in the public sector, including health and social care sectors, community and peer services, social services, public health, criminal justice, local government council departments, and the growing voluntary, private, social and healthcare sectors.

During the BA (Hons) Health & Social Wellbeing degree, you will undertake a placement in an area of interest to you and your career ambitions. The third year of study also focuses on inter-professional working and explores health and wellbeing from a global perspective.

Similarly, the final year of the BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour programme provides an opportunity for a practical work-based placement within your identified area of interest. This year of study prepares you to build upon your existing knowledge and critical analysis skills to consider the international, legal, ethical and political perspectives of offending.

Work Placements

Placement experiences give students the opportunity to gain key and transferable skills specific to their chosen career. Placements increase students’ knowledge of the workplace allowing them to directly apply their theoretical learning which aids student achievement and students overall Higher Education experience.

A broad range of placements are available relevant to their programme, including housing, education, criminal justice, social services, healthcare, homeless services and drug and alcohol services. Placements provide an excellent opportunity for students to network and inform future career choices.”

Eloise Smith
Practice and Employability Lead

The Graduate Experience

As part of my BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour degree, I completed a placement with Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC/Probation). The experience I gained here was really valuable as I was able to gain an insight into the role of a probation officer and, more importantly, work with and understand the journey and struggles offenders face when going through the Criminal Justice System.tudents’ knowledge of the workplace allowing them to directly apply their theoretical learning which aids student achievement and students overall Higher Education experience.

The most valuable skills I developed in my placement were: how to deal with challenging behaviours and individuals; how to approach and communicate with those who are in vulnerable states, and the importance of recognising and understanding each person as an individual. After completing my degree, I went on to study the MSc Applied Management of Offending Behaviour at Edge Hill University. Since studying, I have been fortunate enough to access employment within the Ministry of Justice working for HMCTS (Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service) and have recently accepted a role within the National Probation Service where I will be moving on to soon! Both my courses and experience from placement have been so valuable in my career ambitions as the experiences and knowledge I gained from the undergraduate, masters and placement all enhanced my skill set which I could then take with me to future interviews and places of work.”

Kate Mannion
BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour
MSc Applied Management of Offending Behaviour

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