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Course summary

Mental health and emotional wellbeing are increasingly recognised as being of vital importance to overall patient health, so this Foundation Degree has been designed in partnership with key organisations, including the NHS, to provide those who aspire to be Assistant Practitioners with the skills and knowledge required to help those in need of specialist support. This course is mapped to a Higher Apprenticeship standard and is one of the first in the region to address the shortage of mental health skills in health and social care. The classroom elements of the course include studies in anatomy and physiology, complex conditions and studies in transferable academic areas such as sociology and communication. Teaching on this programme is designed to be diverse to meet the range of differing working environments and taught by NMC registered staff in both the classroom and simulation facilities.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.


Year 1: Communication for Healthcare Practice (30 credits) Introduction to Psychology and Sociology and Integrated Practice (30 credits) Physiology, Health and Disease (30 credits) Skills for Healthcare Practice 1 (30 credits) Year 2: Integrated Approaches to Complex Needs (15 credits) Introduction to Research Methodologies and Methods (15 credits) Mental Health and Wellbeing (30 credits) Skills for Healthcare Practice 2 (30 credits) Supporting People in Crisis (30 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment is via a combination of written exams, practical exams and coursework.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

A related Level 3 qualification, or a related Advanced Apprenticeship, or equivalent. Applicants will also need Level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8900 Year 1
Scotland £8900 Year 1
Wales £8900 Year 1
Channel Islands £8900 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8900 Year 1
EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Integrated Mental Health and Social Care at University Centre Weston - UCAS