Health and Social Care at Staffordshire University - UCAS

Course summary

This course is delivered at two of our partner college locations, Burton and South Derbyshire College and Shrewsbury College Meeting the health and social care needs of the population is one of the greatest challenges facing any society. It extends to almost every facet of social life, from the person who is unwell and seeking support for themselves, to political decisions about how to structure national systems of healthcare delivery. We’re offering you the chance to look at many aspects of health and social care, including life development from birth to older adult and to consider how external factors, such as the environment and policy, influence this development. You will develop core skills which are relevant to all health and social care areas, such as record keeping, safeguarding, and how you can influence he communication of others. You will learn about the social, psychological and biological aspects of human growth and development, cultural differences in relation to health and social care, society’s influences on the healthy individual and the health impact on social care. You will also learn how health and social care services relate to each other to provide care and develop professional skills and knowledge required in all areas of health and social care. This is a two-year full-time programme of study. The Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (FdSc) offers you the opportunity to develop core transferable skills and knowledge relevant to health care, social care and public health to enable you to gain employment in an area of your choice. The award is clearly mapped to the 15 standards of the Care Certificate which you may be required to complete when working within health and social care sectors. The design of the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care has also been guided by the national subject benchmarks for Health Studies and Social Policy and Administration. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: FdSc Health and Social Care


Level 4 (Year 1) Context of Health and Social Care (20 credits) Professional Issues (20 credits) Human Growth and Development via a bio-psycho-social lens (20 credits) Communication Skills in Health and Social Care (20 credits) Introduction to Academic Study and Employability Skills in Health and Social Care (20 credits), Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Adults (20 credits) Level 5 (Year 2) The Employable Graduate Research Skills for Health and Social Care Understanding Health & Social Care Organisations (and work experience) Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion Supporting individuals, families and households Mental Health and Wellbeing Perspectives Basic Counselling Skills Dementia Awareness in Health and Social Care Employability skills are embedded throughout the award, with a clear focus on how the modules you study and any experiences you have gained can be applied to the workplace

Assessment method

The course is continually assessed through methods which include essays, portfolio, presentations, researched report, viva voce, case studies, simulated assessments and project work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6350 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6350 Year 1
Scotland £6350 Year 1
Wales £6350 Year 1
Channel Islands £6350 Year 1

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 at Staffordshire University - UCAS