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Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care

Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care

Course Content

Awarding Body

This course is approved by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

How long is the course?

Full-time: Two years
Attendance:  One full day per week, studying six modules per year, plus 100 hours’ work placement in a relevant area across each academic year.

Part-time: Three years
Attendance:  One part-time day per week, studying four modules per year, plus 100 hours’ work placement in a relevant area across each academic year.

How will I learn?

A mixture of taught sessions, seminars, tutorials, self-study and work placements.

What subjects will I study?

The programme will be as follows for full-time students. Part-time students will study four modules each year:

Year One Modules
Study Skills
Communication & Collaborative Working
Foundations for Practice
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Care from a Client Perspective

Year Two Modules
Health Promotion
Evidence Based Practice
Mental Health across the lifespan
Management & Leadership
Supporting Professional Practice

How will I be assessed?

Assignments, portfolio, reports, presentations.

Are there any additional costs?

In 2021/22, full-time fees are £6,600 per year. Part-time fees are £4,400 per year (£1,100 per 20 credit module). The fee for the full course is £13,200. Please note, fees are set and are payable on a yearly basis and are subject to a small increase in line with inflation, set by the government.

For more details on additional costs, please refer to the HE Tuition Fees Contract.

Programme Specification

Click here to download the Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

When is the next start date?

September 2021.

Enrolment & Timetable Information

September 2021, dates to be confirmed.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants are normally expected to have a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C and above, minimum of grade C (GCSE) or level 2 in literacy and numeracy and one pass at A2 or equivalent (eg. NVQ3 in a relevant subject will be considered as equivalent for the purposes of entry to this course). Full consideration will be given to applicants who do not have the above formal qualifications but who have significant relevant work experience. Where the entry criteria are not easily evidenced you will be invited to an exploratory interview. Within the interview you will be encouraged to discuss your readiness for study. Where this is not certain you may be encouraged to undertake an access course prior to commencement of the programme All offers of places are subject to satisfactory interview, medical and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. If a student is in employment and has recently had these checks completed by his/her employer the employer may be able to supply this information to the University.

How can I apply?

All FULL TIME students should apply through UCAS at the link below: UCAS Application Form The UCAS course code for the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care is 8G67. PART TIME students can apply directly to the college using our online application: Furness College Application Form PLEASE NOTE Applicants may be invited in for interview with the course tutor.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: info@furness.ac.uk www.furness.ac.uk


What opportunities will this lead to?

Employment in a Health and Social Care setting. Progression on to an Honours Degree programme – BSc Evidence Based Practice and, subsequently, on to a postgraduate qualification in Social Work.

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