You want to support and help others with your future career. Our course is designed with a range of engaging modules to allow you to develop your professional and personal skills. This foundation year course will provide you with the skills to allow you to pursue your ideal career by either progressing onto a professional health course or by completing the four-year degree to hit the ground running in a role within the contemporary Health and Social Care sector. Course Overview This IFY entry route offers an alternative supportive route for students who may not have the required entry qualification for direct entry onto some of our level 4 programmes, or those who may have taken an extended break from education. By successfully completing the first year of this programme you may be able to apply to transfer onto one of our health professional programmes. If you do not wish to specialise after completing year one, you can continue onto the full Health and Social Care Degree. The full degree will support your academic advancement to prepare you for your ideal career within health and social care. You'll enhance your personal skills including communication, team working, self-management, motivation, resilience, self-awareness and confidence. On this course you will...
- Have the option to transfer onto one of our health professional programmes or progress onto the full health and social care degree at the end of the IFY.
- Study a range of engaging modules that will develop your confidence in your academic skills so that you are prepared for further study.
- Be taught by expert lecturers who have professional experience from across our Institute of Health, covering a spectrum of health and social care professions.
- Become part of an active and vibrant community of like-minded students who want to make a difference.
- Access pastoral and academic support that is embedded in the programme to guide you on your journey into higher education, with a Student Development Coordinator providing advice and guidance.
- Essential University Skills 1
- Essential University Skills 2
- Contemporary Issues and the Media
- Professional Practice in the Community
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Developing Academic Writing and Reflective Practice
- Introduction to Health and Well-being
- Personalisation in Health and Social Care
- Development through the Life Course
- Values and Principles of Health and Social Care
- Social and Political Influences on Policy and Practice
- Introduction to Advancing Mental Health across the Healthcare Spectrum
- Psychology for Health and Social Care
- Equality, Diversity and Equity in Practice
- Duty of Care – Principles and Implementation
- Leadership and Change
- Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care
- Applied Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice
- Communication Skills in Health and Social Care
- Collaborative Working in Health and Social Care
- Contemporary Approaches and Fundamental Principles of Safeguarding across the Lifespan
- Managing Self and Others
- Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
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GCSE English at grade C/4. If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6125||Year 1|