Do you have the drive and passion needed to work in our diverse sector with a wide range of career opportunities? Then the Foundation Degree (FdA) Integrated Health, Social Care and Well-Being may just be for you. This new degree will help you to develop an understanding of the principles and practices of Health, social care, and well-being in the twenty-first century. This course is suitable for those wanting to pursue a career in the health, care or well-being sector, working with children, young people, adults, and the elderly. You will study a range of subjects to prepare you for the diversity of opportunities within the health and social care sector, including developing well-being; Health inequalities and Social Justice; psychology and sociology; life course approaches, personal development and mental health. You will also benefit from current industry expertise through our extensive range of guest speakers and lectures. The Foundation Degree is suitable for those wishing to progress into the health, social care and well-being sector, working in diverse community settings designed to provide a variety of health, social care-related support and care services. We hope that you will be able to develop skills and training and add to your knowledge and skills base to develop as professionals. Students interested in further study can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Integrated Health, Social Care and Well-being (Top-up) at Newcastle College University Centre. On successful completion of this course, you could work in a variety of health, social care and well-being related roles. Further study and specialist training will be required for some careers, such as social work, nursing, and teaching. For other roles you might go straight into employment and undertake further on the job training. Examples of such roles include behavioural support worker, drugs support worker, learning mentor, behaviour specialist, progression coach and support manager. Further specialist training will be required for some careers, such as teaching. For other roles you might go straight into employment and undertake further on the job training. Examples of roles include career guidance practitioner, drugs worker, training and development officer, learning mentor, behaviour specialist, progression coach, counselling and support manager.
Year One: • Academic Study Skills • Personal Development • Investigating Health & Social Care Provision • Developing Well-Being in the Community • Work Related Learning • Social Care and support for individuals with specific needs • Growing Pains: The Psychology of Childhood and Youth. Year Two: • Professional Development • Health Inequalities and Social Justice in the 21st Century • The Individual across the Life Course • Work Based Learning • Safeguarding and Safe Working Practices • Under Pressure: The Effects of Mental Health on Well-Being
Students are taught through: • Small group learning • Seminars • Group work • One-to-ones • Collaborative working. Students are assessed through: • Presentations • Academic posters • Recorded group discussions • Live briefs.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 2
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
A satisfactory DBS clearance will be required to undertake this course and must be obtained within the first month of joining the course.
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.