Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner (Health) Independent Route) at University of Bolton - UCAS

University of Bolton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner (Health) Independent Route)

Course summary

The FdA Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner (Health) Independent Route) is your opportunity to take great professional and academic leaps toward helping improve the day-to-day lives of vulnerable people. With access to excellent facilities, you can gain the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to embark on a genuinely rewarding career in this sector. The health and social care sector is vast and offers enormous career potential. The University of Bolton's FdA Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner (Health) Independent Route) provides an opportunity to develop the values, skills, and knowledge essential to good health and social care practices in the UK. These can support your initial development in providing support for people of all ages and walks of life who have disabilities, mental health issues or are vulnerable in other ways. The course is linked closely to the UK government's health and social care agendas, so you'll experience a current and carefully considered balance of policy, practice and academic training. Join us as we explore the principles of care, care planning and delivery, the ethical aspects of care, and areas such as health promotion and safeguarding, among many more. This foundation degree emphasises work-based learning. A significant part of your learning will take place on-the-job with support from your practice trainer in the workplace and your University tutors. We'll guide you in reflecting on your practice and how the skills and knowledge you develop in the workplace relate to the academic theory you've learned. You'll then take your learning back into the workplace, enhancing your practice further. This two-way process offers the best combination of theory and practice. Studying at the University of Bolton complements the experience you gain at work, supporting your journey to becoming an Assistant Practitioner. We're working to bridge the gap between health and social care and foster a multi-agency approach. We'll support you every step as you learn how to collaborate across professional boundaries, use evidence to support your professional decision-making and enhance your understanding of critical health and social care issues. We focus on helping you become a knowledgeable, compassionate, and person-centred care professional.


Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

To be eligible to apply for this course, you must have the right to live and work in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Normally a level 2 or level 3 qualification in health and social care is desirable, but not essential. You should have at least two GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent), preferably including English and Mathematics. If you do not have GCSE English or Mathematics at grade C/4, an equivalent such as Functional Skills Level 2 in Literacy or Numeracy is acceptable. Entry to this course is also available to applicants with extensive appropriate work experience in the health and social care sector. We'll be delighted to consider your application if you don't possess the academic qualifications listed above but have extensive appropriate work experience.

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

This course involves regulated activity so you must gain an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before starting your studies. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service. (Normally your sponsoring organisation will organise this.) Please note that your DBS must have been completed within three years of the course start date.


You'll be required to attend an interview, and depending on your qualifications, we may ask you to undertake an additional assessment(s) as part of the application process.


Admission to this programme is only available to candidates who meet the following criteria. 1) You must be employed for a minimum of 2 days per week in a role relevant to the programme. 2) You must have the right to live and work in the UK. 3) Your employer will need to agree to your participation in the programme. Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner (Health) Independent Route) at University of Bolton - UCAS