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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.


Level 3 modules (Core) Developing Academic and Research Skills for Higher Education, Communication and Employability Skills for Personal and Professional Development (and work experience), Introduction to Health and Social Science, Health, Choice and the Lifespan, Introduction to Health and Social Care Policy and Practice Year 1 (Core) The Context of Health and Social Care, Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Adults, Professional Issues in Health & Social Care (and work experience), Communication Skills in Health and Social Care, An Introduction to Academic Study and Employability Skills for Health and Social Care, Human Growth and Development through a bio-psycho-social lens Year 2 (Core) Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion, Understanding Health and Social Care Organisations (and work experience), Research Skills for Health and Social Care, The Employable Graduate Year 2 (Optional) Supporting individuals, families and households, Mental Health and Wellbeing Perspectives, Basic Counselling Skills, Dementia Awareness in Health and Social Care Year 3 (Core) Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care, Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care, Extended Health and Social Care Study Project, Human Factors and Safe Practice in Health and Social Integrated Care Year 3 (Optional) Specialist Care Skills: Substance Use and Society, Specialist Care Skills: Youth Crime and Criminal Justice, Specialist Care Skills: Housing, Homelessness and Supporting Multiple Disadvantage Introduction to Health and Social Sciences (30 Credits) Level 4 Modules (core): The Context of Health and Social Care (30 Credits) Healthy Individuals Through the Lifespan (30 Credits) Professional Issues in Health & Social Care (30 Credits) Using Communication in Health & Social Care (30 Credits) Level 5 Modules (core): Introduction to Public Health (30 Credits) Customer & Stakeholder Engagement in Health & Social Care (30 Credits) Health Promotion (30 Credits) Research Methods in Health & Social Care 1 (15 Credits) Option Module (15 Credits) chose one from: Understanding Disability Understanding Community Introduction to Counselling Dementia Awareness Level 6 Modules (core): Extended Health and Social Care Study (45 Credits) Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care (15 Credits) Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (30 Credits) The Employable Graduate (30 Credits)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

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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

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