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.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
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