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

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Course summary

This course runs at our partner college CECOS College London This course has been designed to produce the professionals of the future, who can positively address the challenges that health and social care presents. Meeting the health and social care needs of the population is one of the greatest challenges facing any society. It extends to almost every facet of social life, from the person who is unwell and seeking support for themselves, to political decisions about how to structure national systems of healthcare delivery. Throughout your studies you will be taught by friendly, knowledgeable lecturers who are well equipped to help you relate your study topics to current policy and practice. The first year of your course offers you the opportunity to develop core transferable skills and knowledge relevant to health care, social care and public health. During the course you will undertake a minimum of 70 hours work experience . Ideally, you will undertake your work experience in a health and social care setting which you will find yourself or CECOS College will support you to find a placement if necessary. If you are already working in a health and social care setting (e.g. Healthcare Assistant etc), this can count as your work experience and you do not need to look for an additional placement. Your learning will help you to develop the knowledge relevant to a productive future in the health and social care sectors. Employability skills are embedded throughout the course, with a clear focus on how studies can be applied within the workplace. These skills, which include professionalism, effective communication and the evaluation of evidence, can be applied in a range of areas, such as management, education and public health. Successful completion of this course will place you in a position to take full advantage of a diverse range of graduate-level health and social care positions, not only within the public sector, such as the Local Authority, National Health Service( NHS), Public Health England but also the not-for-profit (voluntary) and private/independent health and social care sectors. Some examples of these roles include:

  • The provision of health and social care, such as working with vulnerable adults, children and the elderly
  • Management and administration positions within health and social care organisations
  • Public health and community development-related roles, such as health promotion, public information and health training
  • Personnel and resource management posts in the private sector, local authorities and voluntary organisations
  • Policy-oriented work (including lobbying and advocacy) in the NHS, local government or voluntary sector
  • Research and evaluation of health and social care services
This degree programme is also excellent preparation for research or postgraduate study. You may also choose to continue in to postgraduate study in areas such as social work, adult or mental health nursing, public health, or opt to follow an academic route completing a teaching qualification (PGCE) and become lecturers in further education.


Level 3 Modules (core): Developing Academic and Research Skills for Higher Education (20 credits) Communication and Employability Skills for Personal and Professional Development (and work experience) (20 credits) Introduction to Health and Social Science (40 credits) Health, Choice and the Lifespan (20 credits) Introduction to Health and Social Care Policy and Practice (20 credits) Level 4 Modules (core): Communication Skills in Health and Social Care (20 credits) An Introduction to Academic Study and Employability Skills for Health and Social Care (20 credits) Human Growth and Development through a bio-psycho-social lens (20 credits) The Context of Health and Social Care (20 credits) Professional Issues in Health & Social Care (and work experience) (20 credits) Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Adults (20 credits) Level 5 Modules (core): The Employable Graduate (20 credits) Research Skills for Health and Social Care (20 credits) Understanding Health & Social Care Organisations (and work experience) (20 credits) Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion (20 credits) Level 5 Option Modules (20 Credits) : Supporting individuals, families and households Mental Health and Wellbeing Perspectives Basic Counselling Skills Dementia Awareness in Health and Social Care Level 6 Modules (core): Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care (20 credits) Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (20 credits) Extended Health and Social Care Study Project (40 credits) Human Factors and Safe Practice in Health and Social Integrated Care (20 credits) Level 6 Option Modules (20 Credits) Human Factors and Safe Practice in Health and Social Integrated Care Specialist Care Skills: Youth Crime and Criminal Justice Specialist Care Skills: Substance Use and Society Specialist Care Skills: Housing, Homelessness and Supporting Multiple Disadvantage

Assessment method

This course has no traditional exams. You will assessed using a wide range of assessments such as skills simulation, real life based scenarios, presentations, essays, reports, interviews, precis, literature reviews, case studies, portfolios and reflective logs.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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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

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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