Health and Social Care with Foundation Year at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a 4 year degree course. Please ensure that when you apply for this course you choose Point of entry 1 in your UCAS Hub. Health and social care are major sectors of society today. The health and social care with foundation year degree offers you the chance to understand and analyse the complexities of these two key aspects of our social world. Our health and care needs are changing: our lifestyles are increasing our risk of preventable disease and are affecting our wellbeing, we are living longer with more multiple long-term conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease and the health inequality gap is increasing. In addition, the very terms ‘health’, ‘illness’ and ‘wellbeing’ are themselves contested concepts which are mediated by individuals, by society, by politics and by organisational systems and processes. People’s experiences of health and wellbeing are therefore both complex and multi-faceted. This engaging and values-led degree programme will enable you to understand and critically analyse the broad range of issues and concepts which affect the health of individuals, groups and communities locally, nationally and internationally; to consider ways of improving health and wellbeing which make best use of collective resources and develop your personal, professional and practical skills and capabilities. Social care is a key ingredient in meeting the future social challenges that we face as a society. It is critical to the decisions we make about how we care for and support one another. It seeks to influence key political and policy debates about how we distribute social and financial resources and how we answer fundamental questions relevant to contemporary society. The health and social care degree is designed for those who want to develop a career within the expanding sector. Students can study specific populations, such as children and/or adults and to develop their understanding of critical contemporary debates. This programme gives you an opportunity to engage with and learn about health and social care through: • providing you with a strong foundation in your first year to ensure that you get the most out of your degree-level studies • understanding the provision of formal and informal care and the social policy structures which surround and define them, • enabling you to demonstrate the relevant core values and ethics, • knowledge of the key social issues that impact on people’s lives and for which they may seek or need support and care, • understanding what underpins assessment of need and leads to the delivery and management of interventions, • studying a range of specialisms based on the research, practice and policy expertise of academic staff and partner organisations working together to ensure the course is up to date and relevant to student and employer needs, • demonstrating and applying research knowledge and skills which can be applied in a practice setting to problem solve and/or support change, • opportunities to develop leadership and communication skills vital to the effective delivery of social care and health. The course will equip you with knowledge and skills appropriate to a range of graduate jobs in the health and social care sectors.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not hold 48 UCAS points and are classed as a mature applicant (aged 21 or over), you can access the Prepare for Foundation admissions pathway. To receive an offer through this route you will be required to successfully attend and pass a Prepare for Foundation event. This is a one-day programme which is designed to assess your keen interest or recent experience in the subject, through a written assessment and a variety of activities. During the event you will have the opportunity to ask questions, be introduced to studying a higher education foundation course and meet staff and fellow students. You will need to hold a level 2 qualification in English. We understand that not everyone is able to achieve GCSE English for a variety of reasons. Our equivalency assessments provide an opportunity for you to further your English skills ready for your studies, as well as being able to meet part of the entry requirements for this course. Our equivalency courses are free of charge but must be completed before your course starts.

English language requirements

As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

If you are a UK student enrolling on a full-time Foundation Degree or a Bachelor degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton in 2023/4, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s fee requirements). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here -
Health and Social Care with Foundation Year at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS