Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at University Centre Rotherham - UCAS

University Centre Rotherham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University

Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

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Course summary

About this Course: The Foundation Degree (FdSc) Professional Practice in Health and Social Care is ideal for those looking to build on their existing professional experience or those wishing to embark upon a career within Health and Social Care. This flexible foundation degree is a work based learning award which combines health and social care education with either existing employment or work placements to develop your skills and competencies for a wide range of roles across the health, social or community care sectors. The Health and Social Care Sector is both vast and fast-paced, and priorities on the healthcare agenda include person-centred care, safeguarding, health promotion and public health. Career opportunities are extensive and a professional qualification may lead to job roles with greater autonomy and supervisory or management responsibilities. Students will develop both practical and theoretical skills, whilst gaining an in-depth knowledge of today’s topical and most important issues, the course is designed to both inspire and challenge you, through a range of learning experiences. You will learn through practical assignments that focus on the real-world challenges you will face in your career. Modules Covered: Year 1

  • Reflective and Personal Development Skills
  • Work-based Learning Academic Practice 1
  • Essential Sciences for Person Centred Care
  • Integrated Holistic Assessment and Delivery of Health and Social Care Interventions
  • Foundations of Effective Collaborative Practice
Year 2
  • Work-based Learning Academic Practice 2
  • Promoting Health, Wellbeing and Independence
  • Using and Evaluating Evidence to Inform Practice
  • Leadership and Management
  • Employment in diagnosis Imaging, Nursing and Midwifery, Mental Health Professions, Occupational Therapy, Social Worker, Physiotherapy and many more.
  • Progress to a full University Degree in areas such as BSc/BA (Hons): Nursing, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Radiography, Occupational Therapy and Paramedic Science
Many of the above degrees will allow entry with advanced standing i.e. you would join the second year of the degree. Entry Requirements:
  • 48 UCAS Points
  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalents Level 2 Adult Numeracy/Literacy, Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of number)
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification
If you do not meet these requirements please contact us as we are able to consider applicants with other qualifications, relevant experience or personal circumstances on an individual basis.


Level 4: Essential Sciences for Person Centred Care; Holistic Assessment, Delivery & Implementation of Health and Social Care Interventions; Foundations for Effective Collaborative Practice; Reflective & Personal Development Skills; Work Based Learning. Level 5: Promoting Health, Wellbeing & Independence; Using and Evaluating Evidence to Inform Practice; Leadership & Management; Work Based Learning.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6900 Year 1
Scotland £6900 Year 1
Wales £6900 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

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Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at University Centre Rotherham - UCAS