Health and Social Care (with Foundation Year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS

Course summary

Please note the first year of this qualification is delivered by our academic partner institution: Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College. It will be taught at their campus. This course is integrated and includes a foundation year before going on to 3 years of study at Staffordshire University. If you are looking for a course at our Staffordshire University city campus, in Stoke-on-Trent, please check our website at This four year honours degree incorporates key areas of health and social care to give you the opportunity to develop the core, transferrable skills and knowledge relevant to health care, social care and public health to enable you to gain employment in an area of your choice. The award at Staffordshire University is mapped to the Care Certificate Standards and, although you will not achieve this certificate as part of your degree pathway, you will be very prepared to meet the requirements of this qualification if you go on to work in the health or social care sector. The first year of your study will be undertaken at your chosen college and you will then progress to the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care award at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent. Employability skills are embedded throughout the award, with a clear focus on how the modules you study and any experiences you have gained can be applied to the workplace. You will be expected to undertake work experience in a related area in your first (at College) and third year (at University) of study. This will help to provide a clear direction of your progress and career progression upon completion of the degree.


Foundation Year: An Introduction to Health and Social Care Policy and Practice; Communication and Employability Skills for Personal and Professional Development; Developing Academic and Research Skills for Higher Education; Health, Choice and the Lifespan; Introduction to Health and Social Science Year One Core: An Introduction to Academic Study and Employability Skills for Health and Social Care; Communication Skills in Health and Social Care; Context of Health and Social Care; Human Growth and Development through Bio-Psycho-Social Lens; Introduction to Safeguarding children and adults; Professional Issues in Health and Social Care (with Work Experience) Year Two Core: Employable Graduate; Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion; Research Skills for Health and Social Care; Understanding Health and Social Care Organisations (And Work experience) Year Two Optional: Basic Counselling Skills in Health and Social Care; Dementia Awareness; Mental Health Wellbeing and Perspectives; Supporting Individuals, Families and Households Year Three Core: Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care; Extended Health and Social Care Study Project; Human Factors and Safe Practice in Health and Social Integrated Care; Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care Year Three Optional: Specialist Care Skills: Housing, Homelessness and Supporting Multiple Disadvantage; Specialist Care Skills: Substance Use and Society; Specialist Care Skills: Youth Crime and Criminal Justice

How to apply

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Sixth Form College, Stoke on Trent
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1
Channel Islands £5950 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition Fees for the Foundation Year (Year Zero) at Sixth Form College are £5950. Years 1, 2 and 3 on-campus are standard undergraduate tuition fees (currently £9250 for 2023/24 intake) For more information about tuition fees, please go to
Health and Social Care (with Foundation Year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS