Health, Education and Social Care Foundation Year at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS

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Course summary

The Northumbria University Health, Education and Social Care Foundation Year draws from a wide range of experience across the university and is aimed at students who wish to begin their journey towards a career in the Health, Education and Social care sectors. The course is designed to provide you with an introduction to health, education and social care knowledge and skills, including IT and academic research. You will be taught by a range of experienced academics and be supported at every step of your course to ensure an enjoyable experience that will enhance your learning and future employment prospects. Academic knowledge and intellectual curiosity are promoted throughout the foundation year, assisting you to achieve your true potential. The progression towards critical thinking begins in this course and will be further developed as you progress onto undergraduate study. The enquiry-based learning approach will empower you to become an active and independent learner with the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of audiences through a manner of platforms. Our teaching team bring both knowledge and experience in practice and academia. The emphasis and support of a research rich learning environment will equip you with the confidence and skills needed for future study. Northumbria University has a well-established suite of Health, Education and Social Care related degree programmes. Upon completion of the Foundation Year, you will be able to apply to progress on to the following courses after a successful interview (for professional programmes) and satisfactory occupational health and DBS clearances: Guidance and Counselling BA (Hons) Childhood and Early Years Studies BA (Hons) Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) Social Work BSc (Hons) Primary Education BA (Hons) Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) Nursing Science/Registered Nurse Adult BSc (Hons) Nursing Science/Registered Nurse Mental Health BSc (Hons) Nursing Science/Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities BSc (Hons)


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Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Health, Education and Social Care Foundation Year at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS