Health and Social Wellbeing (with Foundation Year) at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Health and Social Wellbeing (with Foundation Year)

Course summary

Why choose this course? The Dip HE Health and Social Wellbeing course explores how we can help people to live happier and healthier lives. You will learn about what impacts on the health and mental health of individuals, communities and societies, and about different solutions that can help to address established and emerging issues. Alongside this, you will be supported to develop the skills and confidence that are important for working in the field of health and wellbeing. You will take part in work-based learning in an area of your own interest, gaining ‘real world’ experience, and will develop your CV and other employability skills. This course is ideal for those wishing to work in the field of health and social wellbeing, or who already work in the area but want to develop their knowledge to ensure that their practice is current and evidence-based. This course:

  • Develops a rounded understanding of the health, mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities
  • Involves 100 hours of work-based learning which you can tailor to your own area(s) of interest
  • Has strong links with local employers
  • Includes personal and professional development modules which help you develop a full CV and key skills for employability
  • Offers a peer mentor scheme, providing support from and to other students.
  • *Is part of a subject area rated 2nd in the UK and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with teaching and satisfaction with the course in the Health Professions subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2022.
  • *Is part of a subject area rated 6th in the UK for teaching quality and 8th in the UK for student experience in the Subjects Allied to Medicine subject league tables, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
A foundation year is available for students who may not meet the criteria for entry to the 2-year route. The foundation year introduces the student to the key study skills and foundational knowledge essential to successful completion of the Diploma Please note, the foundation year can only be studied as a full time option. Key Course Features:
  • This degree takes a cutting-edge approach to health and wellbeing, exploring how to help individuals and communities to lead happier and healthier lives
  • The programme team work with local employers to ensure that the content of the course is directly relevant to current practice in the sector.
  • To support you on your journey there is an established peer mentor scheme so that students already undertaking the programme can help you by sharing their knowledge and experience
  • Teaching is innovative and interactive, so you will learn through discussions, workshops, lectures, tutorials, case studies, online activities such as quizzes, and much more.
  • In year two of the degree, you will take part in work-based learning, which you tailor to your own area/s of interest, providing you with real-world experience
  • When you complete your qualification, you have the opportunity to ‘top up’ to a degree (BSc Public Health and Wellbeing or BSc Mental Health and Wellbeing).
  • Delivered by academics from a range of backgrounds, which means that you will be part of a diverse community of practice.
Foundation Year: The foundation year provides the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in higher education.


What you will study YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR) The Foundation Year is an integrated year where you will study core modules with a broad range of students from across the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, giving you access to different perspectives and networking opportunities. The modules will equip you with key skills needed for Higher Education and beyond. They will give you the chance to explore your subject area and available careers, allowing you to adapt your reading and assessments to be relevant to your degree pathway. Alongside teaching from the broader faculty staff, you will be able to meet with staff and other students from your main degree pathway and get involved with events and opportunities that they are running. Study Skills for Success (core) Resilience in Higher Education and Beyond (Core) A Day in the Life (core) Life and Work in the Welsh Context (core) The suite of optional modules are designed to enhance your skills base in relation to your career development. Your personal tutor from your degree will meet with you to help you decide which one of the available optional modules would be most suitable for you. The optional modules are: Welsh for First Time Learners Professional Communication in the Workplace Maths and Experimental Design There are a variety of assessments across the foundation year – presentations, portfolios, electronic scrapbooking, and learning logs are just some. YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4) This year involves establishing your understanding of key concepts in the field of health, mental health and wellbeing, as well as developing the skills for studying in Higher Education. MODULES Study Skills and Personal Development (Core) Health of the Nation: State of Play (Core) Health, Wellbeing and the Body (Core) Health Inequalities and Social Justice (Core) Key Concepts in Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing (Core) YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5) This year consolidates and further develops your learning, helping you to expand and apply your knowledge, and to develop a toolbox of personal and professional skills for employment. You also complete 100 hours of work based learning which allows you to explore an area of personal and professional interest. MODULES Personal and Professional Development (Core) Health Behaviour across the Life Course (Core) Mental Health and the Body (Core) Preparing for Real World Research in Health (Core) Strategies for Health Improvement and Promotion (Core) Policy and Practice in Public Health (Core) The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

Teaching & Assessment You will be taught using a variety of active learning methods, including discussions, case studies, lectures, quizzes, and forums. Assessments on this programme are varied, allowing you to develop and showcase a range of skills. They include portfolios, talks, essays, reflective writing, presentations, and an exam. For each 20 credit module, you will receive 36 active learning and teaching hours during year one (level four), and 30 hours at year two (level five), and will also be expected to complete independent study including key reading. If students complete a foundation year (Year 0/level three) they will receive 40 hours active learning and teaching hours per 20-credit module. The programme has strong links with the Learning Support services, to enable students to access a wide range of help to develop their skills for studying in higher education. Wrexham University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Wrexham University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

Student Outcomes

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Health and Social Wellbeing (with Foundation Year) at Wrexham University - UCAS