Health & Social Care FdSc
University of Worcester and Herefordshire & Ludlow College.
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 statutory and voluntary services. It is an exciting vocationally focused higher education qualification, designed to integrate academic and work-based learning. The Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care totals 240 credits: 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5. Students who do not complete the programme, but obtain 120 credits at level 4 may be awarded a Certificate in Higher Education.
- Communication and Ethical Practice (30 Credits)
- Ethics, Values and Use of Self (15 credits)
- Communication Skills for Practice (15 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 based on experience and/or previously certified learning e.g. BTEC Level 3 Diploma, Level 3 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 based on 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 need to complete a health questionnaire.
Career opportunities and links with employers:
Through the substantial work-based learning infrastructure maintained across the University, we hold established links to the statutory, voluntary and independent sector. This includes the local geographical area and beyond. Combined with research and feedback from students the course is constantly revised and updated to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. Students are able to locate their own practice within a diverse variety or placement contexts and are encouraged to seek out placement opportunities best suited to their future career aspirations. To ensure that the Foundation Degree remains updated and relevant it has been designed in collaboration with representatives from health, education and social services. Service user involvement is key to the development of the curriculum content.
Graduate destinations :
Graduates are expected to seek employment working in statutory, voluntary and commercial organisations. Examples of the types of paid employment in health and social care contexts include:
- Care services
- Advice and guidance services
- Police and probation
- Advocacy and rights-based services
- Preventative health, care and welfare services
- Housing support services
- Health care provision
£9,250 per year; University of Worcester fee policy applies. All fees are subject to change; please check with the relevant provider and see the Money Matters section on page 18. 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).
Please Note: Costs are subject to change,
Tel: 01905 855111