Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Note: Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa. Location: FdSc Health, Wellbeing and Social Support is a two-year course run by Stockton Riverside College (01642 865400) and Redcar and Cleveland College (01642 473132) in partnership with Teesside University and local health and social care employers. Course overview: This foundation degree is ideal if you are seeking a career working in health and social care and want to learn in a practical way. There is significant vocational focus to the programme and a range of work experiences and/or placement settings are available to help you develop your learning in practice, such as working with older people, children and adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health issues and substance misuse issues. You are required to complete 150 hours placement a year in a care setting environment. The approach we take is to facilitate and support your learning and develop independent, reflective learners in preparation for lifelong learning, and continuing personal and professional development. You develop an understanding of the theory underpinning care practice, which will enhance the quality of care you provide for your clients either in work or on placement. The content of the curriculum is strongly influenced by the principles of wellbeing and prevention, and the recognition that an individual, their family and/or carer must be enabled to make decisions about their own care. After the course: After successfully completing this course you can seek employment as a support worker or healthcare assistant. There may also be opportunity for progression on to a part-time top-up degree or access to relevant pre-registration health or social work programmes.
Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.
You experience a range of different approaches to your learning from lectures, workshops, seminars (tutor and student-led), electronic learning, independent study, group work to individual tutorials. Assessments include formative assessments to help develop your academic skills as well as several forms of summative assessment including assignments, examinations, presentations, portfolio work, case studies, workbooks and projects. 50% of each year is assessed through a work-based e-portfolio demonstrating practice development achieved within the workplace/placement. You are required to complete 150 hours placement a year in a care setting environment.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.
|UCAS Tariff||40 - 48 points|
|A level||GCE advanced level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||BTEC Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE Diploma or other related level 3 qualifications.|
Plus GCSEs grade C or above (or grade 4 or above) or equivalent or Functional or Key Skills level 2 maths and English if not included in the above qualifications. Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6150||Year 1|