Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

This flexible foundation degree is a work based learning award combining health and social care education with either existing employment or work placements to develop skills for a wide range of roles across health, social or community care sectors. The course is an award of Sheffield Hallam University and has two routes. For those already employed in assistant or support worker roles in health, social or community care the course allows you to complete both the Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner) and the Foundation Degree. The course provides you with your continuing personal and professional development and, depending on your employer, would allow you to undertake a Band 4 Associate/Assistant role. If you are not in employment the course will provide you with a placement in a suitable role, which will allow you to develop the necessary skills and competencies alongside your academic studies to complete the Foundation Degree.


Year 1: • Work Based Learning • Reflective & personal development skills • Essential sciences for person centred care (40 credits)• Holistic assessment • Delivery and implementation of health and social care interventions • Year 2: • Work based learning • Promoting health, wellbeing and independence (40 credits)• Using and evaluating evidence to inform practice • Leadership and management. Note - all modules are worth 20 credits unless specified.

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Barnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We no longer accept Tier 4 International applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Normally GCSE English Language or English Literature and mathematics at grade C /4 or above or the following equivalents ; Level 2 Adult Numeracy /Literacy Level 2 Key Skills /Application of Number Equivalency test from

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Occupational health screening (to determine your suitability to undertake the course). DBS and occupational health screening will be requested at your expense.

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

England £5995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5995 Year 1
Scotland £5995 Year 1
Wales £5995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are quoted based on 2022 entry information and are subject to change for 2023.
Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at Barnsley College Higher Education - UCAS