Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
|Mode of study||HE Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||12 September 2022 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change|
|Tuition Fee||£6,500 Tuition fees stated are the annual cost|
|Course code||FLR5HSC001 (2224)|
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Who is it for?
The Foundation Degree offers you the opportunity to develop core transferable skills and knowledge required for a wide variety of roles within the health & social care sector. It is for anyone interested in a career in this sector or those wishing to gain higher level qualifications locally. It can be a steppingstone into employment in the sector and ideal for those already working in the sector.
Students graduating from the Foundation Degree may be eligible to progress onto a relevant top up degree such as the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care programme which is the designated degree top-up award with Staffordshire University. There are further opportunities to undertake post graduate qualifications in Nursing, Social Work and the Allied Health Professions.
Upon completion you could gain employment in the public or private sector, working for charities in the UK or abroad, working in research centres, public health, health promotion, NHS support services, social services, housing associations, private care homes, offender services, drug and alcohol services, local authority and education support.
72 UCAS points which are made up by Level 3 qualifications such as:
- BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
- Access to HE
- A levels in related subjects
- Vocational experience/ qualifications
- English GCSE
What does the course involve?
The course is delivered in our dedicated Higher Education Centre. The course benefits from small class sizes and will be delivered via group work, lectures, skills labs and guest speakers.
Year 1- Level 4
The Context of Health & Social Care
Healthy Individuals through the lifespan
Using Communication Skills
Year 2- Level 5
Basic Counselling Skills
How is the course assessed?
The course is continually assessed through methods such as essays, portfolio, exams, presentations and project work.
Your assessment will be 87.5% by coursework and 12.5% by written exam.
Placement is a mandatory element of the course. If you are working in a health or social care setting this can be used. If you require help sourcing a placement, we can assist with this. You will also need a clear DBS.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: William Brookes School
When I was younger I spent a lot of time in hospital and the wonderful staff inspired me to pursue a career as a midwife. The teachers always answer your queries and help you manage your time. Last year I got a distinction for Level 2 and was eager to come back this year. The partnership between SCG and the NHS offers an amazing opportunity. I have started as a Health Care Assistant at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
Health & Social Care BTEC (History, Sociology)
Previous Institution: The Priory School
I took Health & Social Care because I want to be a primary school teacher. It is an assignment based course, so there is less pressure and you get to do amazing placements for hands-on experience and I went to a primary school. I will be going to study BA Primary Education after College.
Health & Social Care BTEC
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury
Currently, I am a student midwife at De Montfort University in Leicester. Being able to study Health and Social Care and A Level Biology helped me prepare for university and provided me with the vocational skills and experiences, together with the academic ability, which gave me a significant advantage in an extremely competitive course and profession. It was the best decision I made choosing these courses.
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