Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College.
Level: 4 & 5
Attendance: Full-time (one day per week)
Duration: Two years
Location: HLC Hereford Campus
Application: UCAS course code L511 campus code C
This course is primarily aimed at those working within the health and social care sector and is suitable for students from a wide variety of organisations and settings, including both the statutory and voluntary services. It is an exciting vocationally focused higher education qualification, designed to integrate academic and work-based learning.
- Communication and Ethical Practice (30 Credits)
- Understanding and Promoting Health and Well-being (30 Credits)
- Legislation Policy and Best Practice (30 Credits)
- Personal and Professional Practice in the Workplace (30 Credits)
- Applied Research and Evidence-based Practice (15 Credits)
- Applied Human Biology and Managing Health Conditions (30 Credits)
- Reviewing Academic Literature (30 Credits)
- Team Working and Enabling Others (15 Credits)
- Individual Project (Work-based Learning) (30 Credits)
Assessment is modular based with students being required to complete a variety of written tasks, case studies, reflective portfolios and presentations to meet the assessment requirements for each module. At Level 5, there is a greater emphasis on students being independent; completing module assignments relating to their own chosen study area, interests and career progression.
- All applicants will attend an admissions interview and will be considered on the basis of experience and/or previously certified learning e.g. BTEC National Diploma, NVQ, A Levels and other relevant awards amounting to 32 UCAS points minimum entry requirement.
- Candidates with non-standard entry applications (less than 32 UCAS points) will be considered on the basis of significant experience and attainment of skills to this level and will also be required to complete a piece of written work in support of their application.
- Given the wide experience of potential applicants, applications for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Experiential Learning (APEL) are welcomed in accordance with University of Worcester Admissions Policy.
- Candidates will also need to complete a health questionnaire.
Successful candidates may top-up to a range of honours degrees at the University of Worcester, or seek related employment.
£9,250 per year (at time of print); University of Worcester fee policy applies. All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider.
A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this course and will incur an additional cost (£44 plus a yearly update service of £13 per year).
Any transport costs for work placements would need to be met by students.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986