Many students on Health and Social Care Foundation Degree and Access courses struggle with the academic expectations required of them at this level. This book is written to support such students in adapting to self-directed study, understand the assessment process and how they can make the most of their learning opportunities. The authors also cover practicalities such as avoiding plagiarism, using their studies to become a reflective practitioner, and understanding the benefit of research and critical thinking. More than a generic study guide, this book is practice-based and will be of great benefit to health and social care students.


This book is aimed at readers who are interested in the subject of health and social care or early years and childhood studies and are thinking of going to university or college to study this subject or who may be beginning their studies in, say, a foundation degree, a Higher National Diploma (HND) or undergraduate degree. For these types of programmes, typically described as vocational studies and aimed at the helping professions, you may well be returning to study as an adult. Consequently, it may be quite some time since you were last in formal study and this might be anxiety-provoking! Equally, you might be working in the field of health and social care and be sponsored by your employer to gain a qualification ...

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