Health and Social Care (New College Swindon) at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

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Course summary

This highly flexible foundation degree allows staff working in health and social care settings to gain new knowledge and skills. It is taught at our Oxford Brookes partner college:

  • Swindon College
The course is primarily aimed at care workers who are taking on new roles, for example as assistant practitioners, associate practitioners or team leaders. It is also suitable for staff who have already achieved a level of responsibility but who want to consolidate that, with evidence of new knowledge and skills to enhance their practice. It is open to all who are interested in exploring new aspects of health and social care and who are in employment in a relevant place of work. Note: this foundation degree does not award a registration in health and social care.


The course runs for two years full-time and combines classroom study with work-based learning. The course consists of units of study called modules. Taught sessions will contain core content and you will also have the opportunity to customise your 'pathway' during the course. With the support of your tutors, you will be able to identify work-based outcomes that reflect and respond to your individual role and employment needs. You will attend classes that include: study skills ; science for health and social care ; social and welfare systems ; legal and ethical aspects of care ; research and evidence.

How to apply

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New College Swindon
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not available to applicants who require a visa to study in the UK. At Oxford Brookes we are delighted to welcome international students from across the world. We have information on how to apply to Oxford Brookes as an international applicant on our website. Please copy and paste this link into your browser

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should normally be in employment, as you must be able to continue working in an appropriate health or social care setting while undertaking the work-based learning component. However, there may also be a number of places available to applicants who are not currently in employment. 3 x GCSE - Grade 4 Evidence of support from your employer.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



Fitness for practice screening.

English language requirements

Further information on our English language requirements can be found on our website.

English language requirement

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £7570 Year 1
England £7570 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7570 Year 1
Scotland £7570 Year 1
Wales £7570 Year 1
Channel Islands £7570 Year 1
EU £9900* Year 1
International £9900* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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

Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Health and Social Care (New College Swindon) at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS