Newman University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Applied Health and Social Care Foundation Degree

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Course summary

This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to become a reflective, independent and critical member of the health and social care workforce. The principles of intelligent compassion run throughout the course to support best practice, effective communication and professionalism. It helps students to apply theory and practice in both health and social care settings and offers a platform for employment in health or social care. It can also act as a springboard to a professional career in health and social care services. The course pulls together theory and practice for those who wish to work with people in a caring environment. The FdSc Applied Health and Social Care can equip students to work in health and social care settings at Assistant Practitioner level (band 4). There is the opportunity to progress on to our top-up degree in Health and Social Care at Newman University upon successful completion of this foundation Degree. As a graduate there are a number of opportunities for a career within the NHS, health promotion officer or practice manager for instance, also NHS graduate opportunities in leadership and management. Outside of the NHS there are many opportunities for a graduate in health and social care: project work; care manager; charity work, working with children, families, the elderly or people with special needs and mental health disorders. This also provides an opportunity for post graduate study and training. The duration of the full-time course is 2 years, with attendance one day a week. There is a requirement to work or volunteer in a health and social setting for one day a week for the duration of the course.

Course details

Modules

Please see the newman University website for details.

Assessment method

Please see the newman University website for details.

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

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

Application codes

Course code:
L510
Institution code:
N36
Campus name:
Newman University
Campus code:
N

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not accepting applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements are flexible and recognize a range of academic qualifications, as well as work experience. Normally you will be required to possess a level 3 qualifications such as A level, a BTEC or NVQ level 3; to the value of 64 UCAS points. Applications from mature applicants may be considered in relation to prior experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview and will be required obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at point of entry to the course.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://newman.ac.uk/course/applied-health-and-social-care-foundation-degree/full-time/#tab-entry

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees shown are for 2021/22 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments). Additional cost information associated with undergraduate degrees can be found at https://www.newman.ac.uk/knowledge-base/additional-costs-for-undergraduate-courses/
Applied Health and Social Care Foundation Degree at Newman University, Birmingham - UCAS