Vital to the people as well as the economy of the region, health and social care provides boundless opportunities for professional practice at every level, and this foundation degree is an ideal first step. It is an exciting, challenging, and contemporary programme that places you immediately into the front line as it is delivered in partnership with community employers to support your learning practically as well as professionally. The first stage of the course introduces sector-specific professional skills, and background to the sector, including legislation, social policy, lifespan development and understanding health and social care organisations. Further modules develop skills as an independent learner and health and social care professional through academic study and employability activities in mental health and wellbeing, young persons and community, and research methods and ethics. You will also be part of the community-based project module, working in partnership with community health and social care providers to deliver integrated care on the ground. Learning in the project will be supported through the study of health promotion delivery of an organised health promotion campaign. You will also develop leadership and management skills, explore the ethics and values of inclusive and diverse practice in the community, improve your communication and counselling skills, develop teamworking, and reflective practice, as well as developing your academic graduate skills. You are encouraged to draw on your own professional practice and knowledge throughout the course, to network with guest speakers, and consider additional professional training and skills. The course was awarded a Skills for Health Quality Mark in 2018.
- Professional Skills and Development
- Policy and Society
- Lifespan Development
- Introduction to Professional Practice
- Health and social Care Organisations
- Inclusive and Diverse Practice
- Research Methods and Ethics in Health and Social Care
- Community Based Project
- Health Promotion
- Mental Health and Well-being
- Contemporary Studies in Health and social Care
There are no exams on this course, and in their place, ongoing assessments track your progress toward academic and practical skills needed for employment. Assessments include written assignments, presentations, academic posters, seminars, biography, academic scrapbooks, reflective journals, health promotion campaign, community based project, literature review and a research proposal.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding