University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Social Care (Adult and Community)

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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This Foundation Degree gives you the opportunity to study in the field of Social Care. The course aims to give you the opportunity to research a range of subjects which relate to the current demands of care. Modules have been designed to allow you to explore contemporary issues relevant to the sector, but also to embed your learning in the context of professional practice.

Course details


You will study 120 credits per year of the course and the modules may include: Year 1 - Level 4 Skills for Academic Development Safe Practice in Care Communication and Supportive Practices Developing Professional Practice Healthy Living Social Policy Year 2 - Level 5 The Reflective Practitioner Behaviour Management Developing Person Centred Care Leadership and Management Supporting Adults with Specific Needs Social Enterprise

Assessment method

For each module, one or two assessments will be required which may contain a number of tasks. In addition lecturers will plan in ungraded or formative assessments as part of the learning process; these will be shown in the module scheme of work. Formative assessment may be in the form of case studies; seminar groups; tutorials and set tasks within class. At the end of the module, a mark will be awarded based on the evidence of the summative assessments. The team have planned a range of assessment methods throughout the Foundation Degree in Social Care to take into account students preferred learning styles and give opportunities for skill development. All modules have an element of work based learning or reflection within the assessment. This is not, however, assessed in practice but workplace feedback will be sought in the form of placement reports and mentor feedback. As work based learning and the links from theory to practice are integral to the award it is essential that all students adhere to strict codes of confidentiality, and seek consent from the appropriate sources prior to using case studies and examples from work practice.

How to apply

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!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £3975 Year 1
England £3975 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3975 Year 1
Scotland £3975 Year 1
Wales £3975 Year 1
Channel Islands £3975 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year. As part of this course, you will be required to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and will be expected to pay any fees associated with this. Fees are to be confirmed.
Social Care (Adult and Community) at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS