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Course summary

Would you like a professional career in health and social care, working to tackle health inequalities and advocate good health outcomes for users of health-related services? This contemporary and exciting Health and Social Care degree explores the inherent links between health and wellbeing as well as the issues shaping the healthcare agenda nationally and globally. On this course, you’ll study key themes including psychological interventions and alternative therapies, social prescribing for diverse community groups, multi-agency working, managing long-term conditions and developing leadership and enterprise in healthcare settings. This four-year course includes an initial full-time Foundation Year and offers an alternative route into university and gaining a degree. This route is for you if you do not have the necessary qualifications or don’t yet feel ready to begin degree-level study, or are returning to education and would like some support to get up to speed with learning in a university setting. The Foundation Year in Health will allow you to develop your academic skills and confidence as well as introduce you to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your subsequent years of undergraduate study. Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto Year 1 of our Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree.


Academic skills and studying with confidence: We'll help you develop core academic skills such as using electronic resources, planning and note-taking, communication skills related to essay and report writing and delivering presentations. You'll learn how to manage your time, how to prioritise and how to manage stress, and you’ll become more confident in engaging with collaborative learning, debates, discussions and critical reflection. Project: You’ll study an area of interest related to your chosen degree. You’ll work individually on your project, whether that's a written report, a presentation and oral examination, a film or a series of blog posts. You’ll undertake problem-solving learning, and formative feedback and support will be provided throughout, helping develop your self-confidence. Introduction to Health and Social Care Practice: You’ll be introduced to the concept of holistic care and how the study of human biology, psychology and sociology contribute to understanding how individuals, families and communities can achieve wellness, as well as how barriers such as social injustice and inequality can impact positive health outcomes. You’ll develop an understanding of key concepts such as duty of care, accountability and ethical responsibility. You’ll use case studies that illustrate the importance of interventions including safeguarding, personalised care, equality and diversity, and effective communication to understand how inclusive care is delivered in health and social care. Promoting Exercise, Physical Activity and Health: This module examines the role exercise plays in health from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Through a variety of activities, you’ll gain an understanding of basic key theories, such as health and wellbeing, behaviour change, health and safety, intervention design and working with clients. You’ll be taught through a blended approach comprising lectures, practical workshops (including laboratory sessions and field-based activities), debates, guided independent work and groupwork, as well as online learning. For module information on the related three-year honours degree, please visit our website.

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

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Health and Social Care with Foundation Year in Health at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS