Course Introduction Event

March 2019

The School of Education, Health and Community has launched three exciting new degree courses for students joining us in 2019. As ever at UCB, we’ve looked outwards in order to create innovative, industry-focused courses in Public Health and Health Promotion, Early Childhood Studies (Graduate Practitioner) and Health and Social Care.

Designed in line with the very latest industry demands and trends, our new courses offer unique benefits both for students and for Continued Professional Development. In order to highlight the key advantages of these pioneering courses, we are inviting industry practitioners, school subject-leads and careers advisers to book a place on our Course Introduction Event.

Here you will be given an in-depth insight into these new courses, how they differ from our current offering and the range of careers they support. You will have the opportunity to network with practitioners and colleagues in your field, while you can also arrange for one of our lecturers to come and talk to your students about the courses we provide (year 11s and above).


Thursday 28 March, 5-7pm

5.00-5.20pm:   Registration, Refreshments and Welcome

5.20-6.20pm:   Round Robin Presentations – each subject presentation is repeated so you can choose the subject(s) of your choice

6.20-7.00pm:   Complimentary refreshments, Q&A and networking opportunities

The event will be held at McIntyre House, Holland Street, B3 1PW.



About our new degree courses 

Public health

Public Health and Health Promotion

The health of the population is not just the responsibility of the medical profession, with public health professionals playing equally indispensable roles in modern society. Our degree course – the only qualification of its type in the region – has therefore been devised to arm students with up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional public health interventions, putting them at the top of their game in a field centred on prevention over cure. Opening doors to a variety of careers, the course is the result of an extensive partnership between UCB and industry, supporting the aims and objectives of Public Health England, the Royal Society for Public Health and the Faculty of Public Health.

Early childhood

Early Childhood Studies (Graduate Practitioner)

Today’s early childhood sector is in need of more highly-qualified graduate practitioners to meet the ever-changing requirements of young children and families. In response, UCB is one of the very first UK institutions to incorporate the new and innovative Graduate Practitioner competencies into its degree course. Endorsed by the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network (ECSDN) and recognised by the Department for Education (DfE), this new course assesses students for nine distinct competencies over the three years. Upon completion, graduates will hold a licence to practise in certain key areas and will be ready to enter a diverse range of employment avenues within the sector.

Health and social care

Health and Social Care

At UCB, we understand that a career in Health and Social care is more than just a job. Our new Health and Social Care degree course has been adapted and improved to meet the needs of the ever-evolving sector, increase graduates’ employability and respond to the requirements of employers and students. The new course takes a holistic view of health and has a basis in social science, with all content linked closely to sector benchmarks. Substantial vocational placements in all years of study and more focus on practical assessment, makes it the perfect foundation for a successful and rewarding career in the health and social care sector.


For more information about the event and to book your place, email Katie Hook at