Study Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals

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Key facts

Course code


Start dates

January 2024 / May 2024

Application deadline

1 January for a 6 February 2024 start 
1 May for a 4 June 2024 start

Academic level


Academic credits



This Level 6 Study Skills for Health and Social Care module aims to provide health and social care professionals with the skills required for successful future study at level 6 and level 7. The module will explore study skills, basic numerical and IT skills and analytic and critical thinking skills, and will introduce students to a range of information technologies for learning and communication.

This module is taught online. Familiar and consistent pedagogic and technological design and language have been used across all module content to ensure coherent student experiences and to build a sense of belonging.

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How to apply

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

English language requirements

In addition to the academic entry qualifications, if your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. An IELTS overall score of 6.5 is required for this course.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle portal.

If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per single module

CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per single module

Questions about fees?

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Tuition fees

2023 / 24
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per single module

2024 / 25
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per single module

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 534400

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

How and when to pay

Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.

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Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

Learning and assessment

The module will introduce the students to technologies for study by showing them a range of tools to act autonomously, taking responsibility to plan their time, plan their writing and share their work with others.

Students will be introduced to the Oxford Brookes library to locate and retrieve information for study, applying methods and techniques to choose appropriate evidence. Study week 4 will help to enhance students writing so that they can construct arguments and communicate them in an academic style.

Study week 5 will introduce numerical skills, this will enhance both students' confidence with quantitative data and will help students to interpret tables and figures in papers and websites.

Study week 6 on communication will help students to consider the needs of different audiences when communicating information, developing and applying interpersonal skills while enhancing areas of learning.

The summative assessment is in 3 components– students must pass each component to pass the module.

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Programme changes:
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.