Health and Social Care Foundation Degree

Havant and South Downs College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Chichester

Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

Throughout this one day a week programme, you will gain a solid understanding about the diverse contexts of health and social care professions, and the programme also incorporates the National Minimum Training Standards for Adult Social Care Workers in England (Skills for Care 2013). Why Choose this Course? Your course will include psychological, historical, cultural, sociological, socio- political and philosophical viewpoints, delivered through a combination of taught sessions and employer-supported work-based learning, giving you an ideal combination of learning methods. Entry Requirements – A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (MMM grade), or similar qualification e.g. A Levels or Access to Higher Education (equivalent to 96 UCAS Tariff points) – You must be employed or doing voluntary work in a Health and Social Care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week. You should have the support of your employer or voluntary setting (unless self-employed) and have a satisfactory enhanced DBS check – Two GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 under the new system) or above, which should include English Language. A written task for applicants without evidence of GCSE qualifications can be undertaken Structure Year One: Developing Academic and Professional Skills Health and Social Care in Context Reflective Practice and Decision Making Safeguarding Children and Adults Human Growth and Development Inter-professional Working Year Two: Disability in Health and Social Care Dementia Psychology and Mental Health Understanding and Applying Research End of Life Care (Option) Health and Wellbeing (Option) Working with Substance Misuse (Option) Teaching and Learning This is a two year programme which is delivered one day per week. It has a practical, vocational focus to the study of the Health and Social Care sector and provides a grounding in social science perspectives to inform practice. The course is delivered partly through taught sessions and partly through employer-supported work-based learning. Students are taught in small groups and there is individual tutorial support to assist with the planning and checking of coursework. Assessment You will be assessed using a variety of methods, including essays, case studies, reports, observations, individual and group poster presentations and a dissertation proposal. Industry Links We have links with a variety of health care providers, giving students access to real-life best practice and news. Progression The FdA in Health & Social Care will enable you to work at a higher/management level within the Health & Social Care sector, and/or top up to the 1 year BA (Hons) in Adult Social Care degree programme here at HSDC, or alternative Batchelors degree programme at a university. About Us Our campus has a range of modern facilities to enhance students learning experience including music recording studios, gym facilities, a nursery, to our own working restaurant and beauty salon and much more. There are frequent buses from the surrounding areas and local train stations in Havant and Cosham. Located off Junction 4 of the A3(M), the College has extensive free onsite parking.

Course details

Modules

Year One: Developing Academic and Professional Skills Health and Social Care in Context Reflective Practice and Decision Making Safeguarding Children and Adults Human Growth and Development Inter-professional Working Year Two: Disability in Health and Social Care Dementia Psychology and Mental Health Understanding and Applying Research End of Life Care (Option) Health and Wellbeing (Option) Working with Substance Misuse (Option)

Assessment method

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, reports, observations, individual and group poster presentations and an independent research project.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL510
Institution code S42
Campus nameSouth Downs Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

At this time HSDC is unable to accommodate overseas applicants requiring a Tier 4 Licence.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care or similar qualification
Access to HE Diploma Access to Higher Education(equivalent to 96 UCAS Tariff points)

You must be employed or doing voluntary work in a Health and Social Care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week. You should have the support of their employer or voluntary setting (unless self-employed) and have a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4795* Year 1
England £4795* Year 1
Northern Ireland £4795* Year 1
Scotland £4795* Year 1
Wales £4795* Year 1
Channel Islands £4795* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Health and Social Care Foundation Degree at Havant and South Downs College - UCAS