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BA (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Leadership (subject to validation)

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Rhos-on-Sea
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time and Part-time
  • Course Length:

    Full-time: 1 year - 2 days a week, from September 2026, typically between 9am-4pm, days tbc

    Part-time: 2 years - 1 day a week, from September 2026, typically between 9am-4pm, days tbc

    START DATE: September 2026

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BA (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Leadership (subject to validation)

Degrees (Higher Education)

Please contact us for further information about applying for this course.

Course Description

NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2026

*Subject to validation in Spring 2024. Content and modules may change.

This course will put you in a position to gain both undergraduate level knowledge and understanding together with consolidating employability skills.

This degree is aimed at those that have successfully completed the GLIM Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Leadership Foundation Degree or Level 6 in another relevant subject.

This degree is unique to the North Wales region and includes contemporary aspects crucial for the modern-day leader and manager. This course is validated and awarded by Bangor University.

Aligned with local industry needs, this course will provide you with advanced skills to accelerate a successful career in some of the most in-demand sectors in North Wales.

This course bridges the gap between work-based professional qualifications and academic excellence with transferable, professional, practical and employability skills embedded within all modules.

Modules include:

  • Embracing Technology and Innovation in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (10 credits)
  • Ethical Principles in Health, wellbeing and Social Care (20 credits)
  • Final Year Research Project - Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Global Health and Diversity (20 credits)
  • Policy and Governance within Wales (20 credits)

More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Campus information’ section.

Entry Criteria

Entry onto this BA will be direct for those progressing students after successful completion of the GLlM Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Leadership Foundation Degree.

Entry for external applicants, will be considered on an individual basis in line with GLlM credit transfer policy, based on previous successful study of 240 credits in a compatible qualification (within the time frame outlined in the policy).

For individuals who do not meet the above academic requirements we will consider a wide range of non-standard or professional qualifications and experience, through the submission of a portfolio for accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL/RPEL), in accordance with GLlM regulations and policies.

If your qualifications do not meet the entry requirements listed above, we would still encourage you to apply for the course you're interested in, as many of our courses will consider learners based on their previous work and skills experience rather than their qualifications.

Delivery

This course is delivered at our University Centre at the Rhos-on-Sea campus, which provides degree-level students with bespoke teaching and learning facilities.

The course will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials
  • Employment modules
  • Guest speakers

Speakers may include a range of specialists from partner organisations including Bangor University Healthcare, Bangor University Science and Social Science; North Wales Police, Wrexham University, Social care Representatives, BCUHB and CAIS.

Timetable:

  • Full-time: 1 years - 2 days a week, typically between 9am-4pm
  • Part-time: 2 years - 1 day a week, typically between 9am-4pm

Start date: September 2026

Pastoral Care

The Personal Tutorial system is a major feature of student support and tutorials are an opportunity to discuss a range of issues including progress, progression, work placement support and any additional learning needs.

Fees

Visit our course fees page for information on full and part-time degree course fees.

Financial Support

Visit our financial support page for information on the range of support available.

Additional costs

During the programme there may be additional costs that are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.

This could include childcare costs, travel associated with attending the programme and work experience, DBS requirement if needed for work experience, outside visits and field trips to enhance learning, suitable clothing for work / placement, additional printing above allowance, memory sticks, other stationery related costs and graduation ceremony associated costs such as gown hire and photos.

Students will need to consider resources and materials needed for independent study away from college such as PC/laptop, internet access, software, materials needed for practical development, and if you wish to purchase books/journals etc rather than borrow through the library services. Students have free access to the college libraries, study areas and book loan services, however, there is a potential cost for overdue and lost books.

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Assessment

Our assessments allow learning to be applied based on your primary interests, vocational experience and placements. For more detailed information on Modules see the ‘Campus information’ section.

Types of assessments include:

  • Individual portfolios
  • Written assignments
  • Reflective diary
  • Group project
  • Professional discussion
  • Presentation
  • Research project
  • Research proposal
  • Case studies

Progression

Where can this course take me in my future career?

Developed in consultation with regional employers, this course ensures you have the up-to-date advanced skills employers need. Roles in education, the third sector, wellbeing, and health & social care are all priority areas for North Wales, and we are set to see a continued increase in demand for associated roles in the coming years.

Completion of this course can lead to many progression options in education and employment:

  • Enhanced roles in a range of sectors and work contexts, including professional, leadership or management roles
  • Direct progression to GLlM PCE/PGCE programmes to train to be a qualified lecturer in Further Education. See here for more information GLIM PGCE
  • Following a BA degree, you could progress to various post-graduate masters degrees in the North Wales region. Some examples include:
    • MA Education
    • MA Social Work
    • MA Criminology and Sociology
    • MA Criminology & Criminal Justice
    • MA Sociology
    • MA Social Policy
    • MSc Adult, Children’s or Mental Health Nursing
    • MSc Counselling
    • MSc Health, Mental Health & Wellbeing
    • MSc Professional Practice in Health

Throughout the year, all GLlM HE students are updated with graduate recruitment fairs locally and further afield e.g. in Liverpool and Manchester. Programme Leaders advise and guide students and liaise with Careers Wales throughout their studies.

GLlM has also introduced Student Futures as part of the current HE strategy, which will enhance the development of learner employability. Previous graduates from GLlM have found employment in local County Borough Councils involved in various projects including Expert Advisory Groups and services for specialist populations. Graduates have also been recruited by various local and national charities addressing social inequality, child protection and substance misuse.

For those studying to develop in their existing profession, having a BA Honours degree will demonstrate high-level skills, which can lead to increased career options in a variety of public and private sector contexts, with the possibility of supervisory or managerial responsibilities.

Campus Information Rhos-on-Sea

This course is delivered at our University Centre (UCCL) at the Rhos-on-Sea campus, which provides degree-level students with bespoke teaching and learning facilities. The Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art lecture theatres, seminar rooms, specialist library resources, IT facilities and study areas.

Modules:

Embracing Technology and Innovation in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (10 credits)
This module explores the integration of technology in care aiming to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to leverage technology and innovation for the improvement of health, wellbeing and social care services. This module will examine the current technological landscape in health, wellbeing and social care and explore emerging technologies and innovations that have the potential to transform the field.

Ethical Principles in Health, wellbeing and Social Care (20 credits)
The module focuses on the fundamental aspects of ethical issues and the underpinning legal statutes that support professional practice. It will explore the core topics of research ethics, such as autonomy, the basic principles relating to respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. It will provide knowledge and understanding to facilitate you to critically analyse, explore and debate ethical and legal concepts, issues and theories relating to healthcare, wellbeing and social care.

Final Year Research Project - Dissertation (40 credits)
This module builds upon previous academic skills introduced in earlier aspects of the degree and will support you in developing your research knowledge and skills. It prepares and supports you to undertake an extended piece of independent writing around a topic of your choice related to your area of professional practice supported by an experienced supervisor.

Global Health and Diversity (20 credits)
This module illustrates the global and international context within which social issues arise. Current and pertinent global social problems and the relationships, disparity and inequality within an international context will be identified. These include health inequalities, poverty, sustainability, environmental destruction, and crime, with an illustration presented of how their impact is uneven between upper, middle and lower-income earners, locations and nations.

Policy and Governance within Wales (20 credits)
This module focuses on real-world policies and organisational governance nationally and within Wales. It aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of policy and governance in the context of health, wellbeing and social care, integrating theoretical knowledge with practical applications and encouraging critical thinking and analysis. It demonstrates the distinctive approach to policies which takes place in Wales. While recognising the uniqueness of Wales, it will also be illustrated that there remain similarities between Wales and other regions of the UK and wider Europe.

Post-Graduate Pathways and Progression (10 credits)
The emphasis of this module will be on future progression to employment or further study. You will offer critical reflection on your current practice in terms of how it has enhanced your academic and vocational knowledge and skills, and to evaluate future career paths and/or postgraduate studies.

Additionally, the module will focus on creating a comprehensive and vocationally-relevant professional and personal development plan; identifying work-based and employability-specific academic and vocational development needs, resulting in identifying attainable goals for the future. Progress towards stated goals will also be measured through the plan.

Other details

Course type: Degrees (Higher Education)

Level: 6

Programme Area:

  • Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Learn more about this area and see our course level guide:

Health & Social Care

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