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Course summary

Course overview

  • Want to work in the growing health and social care sector? Our work-based Health and Social Care Foundation Degree is a great option and a stepping stone to other studies too.
  • Our teaching team is made up of academics and practitioners from a range of health and social care specialties who are passionate about students achieving their maximum potential - so you’ll get lots of support to reach your goals.
  • You’ll develop academic writing, research and presentation skills needed for degree level study. And you’ll gain important insights into health professional careers in a supportive and engaging learning environment.
Why study with us
  • This course can lead to studying Social Work, Community and Social Care, Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Operating Department Practice and Sports Therapy.
  • You will have the opportunity for international travel and work experience, including volunteering experience in countries such as Zambia and Kenya.
  • Nursing at the University is 1st in the North West for teaching quality, learning opportunities, assessment and feedback - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
Further information
  • The aim of the course is to produce a practice-ready workforce so we make sure it meets the standards set by the Knowledge Skills Framework (KSF), NHS Knowledge and Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education frameworks.
  • As part of the course you will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of service users, carers, patients and public members via our community engagement and service user support groups (Comensus).


Foundation Year Modules: - Academic Writing and Studying in Health and Social Care - Learning development and using information communication technology to present information - Developing skills for delivering health & social care (1) - Developing skills for delivering health & social care (2) - Foundations in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Disease

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

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A Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland) is required for this course

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6500 Year 1
Scotland £6500 Year 1
Wales £6500 Year 1
Channel Islands £6500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Health and Social Care (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS