Health and Social Care with optional Integrated Foundation Entry at Hugh Baird College - UCAS

Hugh Baird College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Health and Social Care with optional Integrated Foundation Entry

Course summary

This Foundation Degree with Integrated Foundation Entry is designed for those who want to study for the foundation degree but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start just yet. The Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care was originally developed by the Faculty of Health at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in response to the needs of health and social care providers in the voluntary, private and public sectors. It aims to enhance staff training and qualifications to meet service quality and performance agendas. It combines academic understanding and skills, with generic and specific work-related skills, and incorporates occupational standards for health and social care workers. It aims to equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills, as well as addressing your continuing professional development needs. Within their placements, undergraduates will develop key skills such as communication skills, empathy, time management, team work, ownership and leadership styles. The course will also provide students with the understanding of how to meet the needs of a range of clients from a multitude of cultures and backgrounds. The importance of providing a patient centred approach, promoting healthy lifestyles, empowering and encouraging independence and maintaining the dignity of all individuals will be embedded throughout the course. Key legislation and policies that underpin health and social care practice will be drawn upon and undergraduates will apply a variety of theoretical perspectives to practice. The course will be relevant to those working, or intending to work, with individuals, families, groups or communities in residential and community-based health and social care related settings, for example, families and children, older people, people with physical or learning disabilities, young people or those with mental health or drug related problems.

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You will study a range of core modules, including: Foundation Entry year: • Academic Writing and Studying in H&SC • Learning Development and Using ICT to Present Information • Developing Skills for Delivering H&SC • Measuring Health and Wellbeing, Foundations in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Disease • Developing Professional Skills for Delivering H&SC FdA Year 1: • Study & Lifelong Learning Skills • Foundations for Practice • Introduction to Community Practice: Research and Development • Contextualising Welfare 1: The Development of UK Social Policy • Communication and Collaboration • Care from the Clients Perspective FdA Year 2: • Supporting Professional Practice • The Research Process • Social Care: Theory and Practice • Power, Oppression and Society • Health, Ageing and Social Care • Health Promotion • Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care NOTE: The foundation entry element of all of our health and social care related foundation degrees is generic so may be delivered in classes made up of students from any of our health and social care related foundation degree with integrated foundation entry programmes.

Assessment method

Assessed formatively and summatively through: • Individual and group discussions • Essays • Case studies • Reports • Presentations • Portfolio • Study Skills

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
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For students entering via the optional Foundation Entry route, the following admission criteria will apply: - • A minimum of 64 tariff points at A Level or equivalent • 5 passes at GCSE or above, including GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or above • Consideration will be given to applicants who have equivalent vocational or experiential learning gained within a Health and Social Care environment. For students entering directly onto the Foundation Degree, the following admission criteria will apply: - A minimum of 72 UCAS points to include: • GCSE’s (English and Maths C or above) And one of the following • BTEC National Extended Diploma • BTEC National Diploma • BTEC National Subsidiary National Diploma • ‘A’ Level • Access Course • Irish Leaving Certificate • Scottish Highers • OCR National Certificate • OCR National Diploma • OCR National Extended • 14-19 Diplomas All students must prove they have an enhanced DBS suitable to work with vulnerable adults and children. All students must be prepared to undergo and prove they have an enhanced CRB suitable to work with vulnerable adults and children.

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Additional entry requirements



Additional Selection Criteria: Meeting the minimum entry requirement for a course does not necessarily guarantee a place. Entry to all courses is subject to a successful interview. When assessing an application, we take into account your grades, predicted grades, reference and personal statement. From your personal statement and interview, we consider your motivation and commitment to success, and any relevant experience you may have. For some courses, we may also ask for a portfolio of appropriate work or an audition, or you may be required to find a work placement prior to enrolment. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check: To gain access to some courses you may need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have criminal convictions or cautions, please do not be put off from applying for the course. Your acceptance on to the course will depend on the nature of any convictions and will be at the discretion of the University Centre and your placement provider. If you would like to discuss this issue in confidence, please contact Student Services Advisors in The Pod on 0151 353 4444, or call in to speak to them in person. Mature Students: We recognise that some mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience and, therefore, we would consider your application on an individual basis. We would take into account your work and life experience and may ask you to discuss this in more details at interview. Interview: All applicants are invited to attend an interview with either the Course Leader or Course Tutor. You will be notified of your interview by our Admissions Team who will also update UCAS Track with details of your application.

English language requirements

EU students, for whom English is not the first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.0 or equivalent. Equivalences include: • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4) • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230 • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6250 Year 1
England £6250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6250 Year 1
Scotland £6250 Year 1
Wales £6250 Year 1
Channel Islands £6250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Optional Foundation Entry Year is £6250 Years 1 and 2 of Foundation Degree are £8000 per year
Health and Social Care with optional Integrated Foundation Entry at Hugh Baird College - UCAS