Orthoptics with Foundation Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

An orthoptist specialises in the investigation, diagnosis and management of visual defects and abnormalities of eye movement. Our BMedSci is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. It provides all the necessary training for professional practice as an orthoptist worldwide. The Academic Unit of Opthalmology and Orthoptics is a vibrant teaching and research-active department. They are dedicated to nurturing students' talents and upholding the core values of the NHS in supporting the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. The practical teaching facilities and research labs are excellently equipped to perform laboratory and clinical-based research. Foundation Year The foundation year of the programme provides people with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in The Medical School. The foundation year to this degree is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success. The foundation year is taught within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed through offering accessible foundation courses that can lead to full and part-time degree level study. During this year, you'll be learning alongside other students who are studying for a number of different degrees, typically in small classes, supporting one another to develop and succeed.

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 course has restrictions on who can apply.

This course is designed specifically for mature learners who have been out of education for some time and haven’t previously accessed higher education

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dll/entry-requirements

Application codes

Course code:
B521
Institution code:
S18
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Our courses are designed specifically for mature learners who have been out of education for some time and haven’t previously accessed higher education. The requirements for entry are different from those for students wishing to enter directly onto a degree programme elsewhere in the University.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dll/entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

You will be asked to complete literacy and numeracy assessments as part of the DLL selection process. The outcome of these tests will be used in admissions decisions.


English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

English language requirements for undergraduates

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/english-language


Student Outcomes

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70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £29110 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Orthoptics with Foundation Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS