University Centre Grimsby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: TEC Partnership

Healthcare Studies

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Course summary

Students on the Healthcare Studies Foundation Degree are taught by industry specialists who are working in the healthcare industry and are up-to-date with current practice. Based at the University Centre Grimsby, this programme encourages students to explore their individual area of interest and allows them to choose a specialism from mental health, adult healthcare and children's health. The programme provides an enriching experience where tutors are committed to encouraging students to become independent and autonomous learners, whilst developing their own sense of professional identity and integrity within an occupational discipline. The general aims of the programme are to:  

  • Provide a programme of study for those who wish to work in the healthcare sector or for those who already have experience and wish to widen their knowledge base.
  • Equip students with the theoretical knowledge, professional conduct competencies and practice skills necessary to work with service users in a healthcare setting.
  • Develop reflective practitioners who are ‘fit for practice’ to safeguard the health and well-being of the public.
This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support. We will make decisions on the delivery hours for each programme as government advice becomes clearer. For the placements in your programme, TEC Partnership will do everything it can to ensure you have the opportunity to complete the placement element of your programme and/or potentially, where possible, amend the programme, removing the requirement for placement (or part thereof) if required.

Course details


Students will complete 120 credits at each year. At level 4 there will seven modules: Preparing for Professional Practice Introducing Clinical Skills   Research and Study Skills   Developing Clinical Skills Anatomy and Physiology Counselling Skills and Communication Introduction to mental health At level 5 students need to complete the five core module and one optional module, which gives them the opportunity to explore a specialist field in greater depth. Core modules: Advancing Skills and Medicine Management   Psychology in the Healthcare Setting Developing Practice Skills Health Promotion and Well being Contemporary Issues in Health Optional modules: Care of older People Pharmacology and Interventions Child and Adolescence Health and Development

Assessment method

Assessment methods utilised in the programme consist of essays, reports, case studies, reflections, group and individual presentations, practical skills demonstrations and continual assessment of Practice document.

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Due to the number of placement hours, this programme cannot accept international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Standard offer Applicants will require 80 UCAS points, or 60 Access-to-HE Credits (of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3). Applicants are required to hold English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C/4. Non-standard offer  Non-standard entry is intended to support students who may not meet the standard academic entry requirements of a HE programme, normally level 3 qualifications which attract UCAS points (for instance A-levels or BTEC level 3 courses). An applicant must be able to demonstrate recent work/experience in the relevant sector which would give them skills and knowledge comparable to applicants with Level 3 qualifications. Consideration will be given to those applicants with relevant experience within the health and care sector. All such applicants will be set an appropriate piece of work of a 1500-word essay and a judgement made considering their academic potential and relevant experience and motivation.  Students will still be required to have GCSE/level 2 Maths and English pass grade C/4 or above.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

This programme involves regular contact with vulnerable adults, also known as regulated activity, as such an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required prior to enrolment to enable the student to go into placement. The cost of the undertaking is the responsibility of the student and the outcome of the DBS will be considered on an individual basis.

Health checks

The student will have to complete Occupational Health screening at their own cost. As this course includes mandatory patient-facing placements in health or social care settings, you will need to comply with the placement policy or Government COVID-19 vaccination rules for those settings. This includes any changes to these rules announced at a future date. Failure to comply with any vaccination requirements could see the placement withdrawn, and this may result in your withdrawal from the course. You should be aware that future employment in this sector may also be subject to COVID-19 vaccination requirements.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. DBS cost £46 Students will have to purchase their own uniform through the department.
Healthcare Studies at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS