University Centre Grimsby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: TEC Partnership

Assistant Practitioner - Health and Care with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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. Students on the programme are taught by industry specialists who are working in the healthcare industry and are up-to-date with current practice. Interviews will be held the first Wednesday of every month (starting Wednesday 6th December 2023). A DBS is required for this programme, please apply for this prior to enrolment (current cost £46.00) - Please note the fee is correct as from November 2023


Students will complete 120 credits at each year. At level 3, there will be six modules: Principles of Health and Care Literacy and Study Skills Digital Skills Numeracy for Healthcare Fundamentals of Science Social Science Perspectives of Health 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 seven modules Advancing Skills and Medicine Management Psychology in the Healthcare Setting Developing Practice Skills Health Promotion and Well being Contemporary Issues in Health Understanding Pain 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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Standard offer For this programme, applicants will require 3 GCSEs grade C/4 which must include Maths and English, or an appropriate level 2 qualification such as BTEC Certificate, Level 2 pass in Numeracy and Literacy. Non-standard offer The Institute encourages applications from those who lack institutional qualifications, which is in line with the widening participation brief. All such applicants will be set an appropriate piece of work for an academic to assess; a judgement will then be made on this work considering academic potential and relevant experience. However, all applicants must hold a Level 2 pass in Numeracy and Literacy which must be achieved prior to the start of the course.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Enhanced disclosure and barring Service (BBS) check £46


Travel cost to placement

Unistats information

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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.
Assistant Practitioner - Health and Care with Foundation Year at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS