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Course summary

Our Foundation Year courses offer an introduction to your chosen subject and are an ideal route to degree level qualifications, helping you develop the necessary skills for further study. Essential academic skills are embedded into all the work to ensure you can excel in future learning. The foundation course is also useful if you have the academic ability to succeed at degree-level study, but do not have the appropriate subject background knowledge. Successful completion of all modules in this course means you could progress onto year one of a relevant degree course, subject to meeting the entry requirements. Key course benefits;

  • You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Scarborough, Coventry and London.
  • In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.
  • Small tutorial group sessions that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.


Your main study themes are: Academic and Underpinning Skills for Health and Social Care: You will gain a clear understanding of the requirements of study with a range of skills that will enable you to navigate future study with the greatest chance of success. Working in the Health and Social Care Sector: This module examines the provision of services in the health and social care sector, the roles and responsibilities, alongside the necessary skills of people working in this sector. Key influences on service delivery and care planning are analysed including legislation, partnerships and values that affect the provision of these services and how this impacts on service delivery. Health Care Perspectives: This module examines a variety of approaches and perspectives in health care delivery. Models and concepts of wellness, health and illness are analysed. Health and disease are examined through an in-depth investigation of anatomy and physiology of major body systems and the holistic influences on them in contemporary UK society. Social Care Perspectives: This module examines the provision of social care and how it is changing to meet the needs of people within the economic constraints and demographic changes in contemporary society. The study of sociological theories will enable you to develop a critical awareness of the influence of society and social factors on the life chances of individuals and groups in society. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not have Level 3 (A-level or equivalent) qualifications, can be considered on an individual basis provided that you have 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above including English and Mathematics plus two years relevant work experience. Your application will be considered on an individual basis and the application is reviewed as a whole, which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and Personal statement that outlines your motivation to study the course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

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 Year) at Coventry University - UCAS