Halesowen College and University of Worcester.
Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care/ Certificate in Higher Education Health and Social Care
Campus Location: whittingham Campus
Length of Course:
Campus Location: Whittingham Campus
If you are currently employed in the HSC sector and want to deepen your understanding of Health and Social Care to improve your practice and knowledge base. A heavy focus on Legislation and policy and how these can be applied effectively to improve patient/service user outcomes. This will support you when going into any
Health and social care role of your legal roles and responsibilities. You will broaden your understanding of current key issues and areas of change in UK health service provision and look at how you can contribute to positive changes for patient’s lives.
The benefits of studying the Foundation Degree include:
Year 1 Modules (Level 4- Cert HE)
Year 2 Modules (Level 5- Foundation Degree)
You will be assessed in terms of knowledge and competency through: Presentations- individual and group, Essay, Conference, Examination, Reports, literature review, work based learning meetings.
English grades C/4 or above required
Ideally- Maths grade C/4 or above, Science C/4 or above (if wanting to go onto a clinical degree such as nursing it is desirable)
UCAS Tariff: A minimum of 32 points at A level which must include at least one 6-unit award. Other acceptable qualifications include:
An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check is required for this course, plus an occupational health check.
Those who wish to continue their studies can use this qualification to progress on to a full honours top up degree such as Applied Health & Social Science or Child & Adolescent Mental Health. You may also be able to join Year 2 of a Nursing Degree at the University of Worcester, depending on a successful interview and application.
Recent graduates have gone on to further study in various fields including top-up degrees in Health Studies and Degrees in Midwifery, Health & Social Care, Paediatric Nursing and Adult Nursing
The Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care is ideal if you are considering a career in the Health & Social Care sectors or voluntary and private organisations.
Delivery: Full time
You will be required to attend college for 1 full day each week and the rest will be placement experience/practice through current employment. If you are currently employed in a suitable area you can use this to get your hours providing your work place has a CQC rating of good or outstanding. If you are unsure about whether your work place will be approved please contact the course leader at Halesowen college or the Work Based Learning team at the University of Worcester.
You can access support during one to one sessions with module leader and also through the University of Worcester library- Writers in residence and at Halesowen site- Academic tutoring one to one.
Online resources will be available through the University of Worcester Virtual Learning Environment called Black Board.
Delivery of teaching will be through a variety of methods to support all learners such as team working activities, group presentations, lectures, discussion threads on Blackboard and class discussions/debates.
How to apply
If via UCAS
Information and costs: : https://www.worcester.ac.uk/courses/health-and-social-care-fdsc
200 hours of work placement per year. A total of 400 hours need to be completed to achieve the Foundation Degree.
You must ensure you will be able to attend classes each week for the full day and familiarize yourself with the attendance policy. If you are in paid employment be sure your employer will support your attendance to college each week and avoid giving shifts that could affect your ability to study for example nightshifts.
Start date: September 2019
Time: 09.00am - 4.30pm
Course Fee (per annum): £9,250.00
Study Mode: Full Time
Follow the link below to apply through UCAS