University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Healthcare with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Overview This Foundation Year will equip you with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed on your journey towards a successful career in the healthcare professions. Over the course of the year you'll study a range of subjects which will prepare you to progress to a degree in one of the many health related courses leading to Professional Accreditation. You'll gain knowledge in human biology and managing health conditions, you'll also have simulated practice options, giving you the valuable hands-on practice required to progress to one of the Professionally Accredited courses such as Physiotherapy. The Foundation Year will prepare you for a range of professional healthcare courses and not just one particular BSc degree. So although you are studying a BSc in a specific course – Healthcare – the Foundation Year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up studying a degree in precisely the same subject as your Foundation Year. This flexibility is one of the great things about the Foundation Year as it allows you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three-year degree. The Foundation Year also helps us make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best. You'll be taught by expert staff and be guided at every step of your course, preparing you for your future employment options. Our supportive learning environment will allow you to develop the confidence and skills needed for success on your chosen degree. Flexible progression options At Worcester we have a well-established, high-quality suite of Health-related degree programmes. Upon successful completion of the Healthcare Foundation Year, you are guaranteed progression on to:

  • Healthcare BSc (Hons)
You will also be able to apply for one of the following courses and, if you meet the entry criteria, you will be guaranteed an interview:
  • Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)
  • Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)
  • Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)
  • Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)
  • Nursing BSc (Hons)
  • Midwifery BSc (Hons)
Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent University of Worcester achievements
  • 20th for student experience and 23rd for teaching quality in the 2022 Sunday Times Good University Guide
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
  • Top 3 in the UK for Quality Education in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B902
Institution code:
W80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
89%
Student satisfaction
87%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
92%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
Healthcare with Foundation Year at University of Worcester - UCAS