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Course summary

Why CertHE in Health and Social Care? Our Certificate of Higher Education in Health and Social Care could be your first step to a successful and rewarding career helping others. This course is the foundation year for access to Health and Social Care courses at University of Gloucestershire, and is designed to prepare you for degree-level study in subjects like nursing, social work, paramedic science and physiotherapy. The programme is taught over two semesters and designed to fit alongside your existing commitments – ideal if you’re already in employment. If you don’t have the qualifications to go straight onto a health and social care degree, this course is the perfect entry point. You’ll build the experience, confidence and academic abilities needed to apply, and you’ll be guaranteed an interview on successful completion of the course. You’ll learn from our experienced academic team in state-of-the-art facilities, including simulated care settings equipped with the latest technologies, while placements offer you the chance to be inspired and mentored by a variety of health and social care professionals and gain real-world care experience. This ensures you’ll be well prepared for further study and a future professional role, in an area such as adult nursing, mental health nursing, paramedic science, physiotherapy, social work or social care. If your ambition for your career is to make positive, life-changing impacts on peoples’ lives, this course will give you the foundations, support and direction to launch it. Why University of Gloucestershire? At University of Gloucestershire, we’ve been encouraging students to meet every ambition since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from a wide range of courses and professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, dynamic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community is alive with ideas. Become part of University of Gloucestershire and enjoy a diverse range of sports clubs, societies and activities whilst making friends for life and securing valuable professional connections. Our ambition is boundless. Experienced lecturers promote a real-world ethos and treat our students as more than just a number. Alongside our strong support system, guest speakers, networking events and influential partnerships will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Students never tire of finding inspiration here in the unique county of Gloucestershire – innovation and bravery thrive here. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres. After the course Your story doesn’t end with us at graduation. We support our graduates to balance purpose with ambition, and 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2022 and based on 2019/20 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L516
Institution code:
G50
Campus name:
Oxstalls Campus - Gloucester
Campus code:
G

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade 4/C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or agreed equivalent) are required.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
Health and Social Care at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS