Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at DN Colleges Group - UCAS

DN Colleges Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University

Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

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Course summary

This is a specialist Foundation Degree designed for adults wanting to progress towards a professional degree within the health and social care sector. It has been designed in response to the rapidly changing workforce demands and policy initiatives aimed at modernising services and improving quality, productivity and efficiency. It covers both the academic and work-based competencies that are relevant to a multitude of roles within health and social care settings. After completion a successful internal progression interview with Sheffield Hallam University and completion of additional work, the course has been designed to provide you with the opportunity to access specific professional degree programmes (with advanced entry to Year 2), of programmes such as: Nursing (Adult) – Year 2 Allied Health Professions (Various) – Year 2 Social Work – Year 2 In addition, you could progress onto Year 3 and complete a top-up year here at Doncaster University Campus, to achieve a BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Health and Social Care. In addition, this programme will help you obtain the higher-level knowledge, skills and behaviours to enhance your professional development and gain employment in the wider sector: Care Worker Senior Carer Care Home Manager Healthcare Assistant Community Support and Outreach Worker This foundation degree is awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.


Year 1: Work Based Learning 1: Academic and Practice; Reflective and Personal Development Skills; Essential Sciences for Person-centred Care; Integrated Holistic Assessment and Delivery of Health and Social Care Interventions. Year 2: Work Based Learning 2: Academic and Practice; Using and Evaluating Evidence to Inform Practice; Promoting Health, Wellbeing and Independence; Leadership and Management. The evidence for the work-based learning modules in Year 1 and 2 will be sought from a suitable health, social or community role, from either existing employment or a work placement. Students are required to evidence 200 placement hours per year to pass the programme.

Assessment method

The course is assessed through essays, presentations, interviews and practice assessment. Assessment methods are subject to change dependent on the validating partner.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7940 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7940 Year 1
Scotland £7940 Year 1
Wales £7940 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment) There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example: • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies) • Printing and photocopying • Trips and enhancement opportunities Scrub top for practical sessions You may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at DN Colleges Group - UCAS