University Centre Grimsby

Professional Healthcare Studies University Centre Grimsby Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education


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Health and Social care is currently undergoing significant changes in the way services are delivered and as a result of this, training of healthcare professional needs to be responsive to changes taking place. This programme of study aims to deliver high quality education to the local and wider workforce for the future local healthcare sector.
The content of the programme reflects the need for professionals to develop a person centred ethos of care to a wide range of adults with differing age and care needs. This will be provided within both placements and simulated classroom settings which will enable students to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver quality healthcare provision. The academic element of the programme will provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable theoretical knowledge and skills which they will apply to the practice setting.
The general aims of the programme are to:
• Provide a programme of study for those who wish to work in the healthcare sector or for those who are currently working in a Healthcare setting who wish to progress beyond the role of Healthcare Assistant.
• Equip students with the theoretical knowledge, professional conduct competencies and practice skills necessary to work with service users in a healthcare setting.
• Develop reflective practitioners who are ‘fit for practice’ to safeguard the health and well-being of the public.
Distinctive Features:
The distinctive feature of this Foundation Degree programme is directly relevant to Healthcare practice and will enable students to develop their evidenced based practice.

Based at the University Centre Grimsby this programme provides an enriching experience where tutors are committed to encourage students to become independent and autonomous learners and develop their own sense of professional identity within an occupational discipline. Small class sizes of no more than 25 students enable learners to feel engaged and build confidence in their own abilities to create supportive relationships within their working groups.

The University Centre Grimsby boasts a well-equipped clinical skills room which includes simulation manikins. This environment facilitates students to develop their skills in a controlled simulated practice area which they can then transfer into the work place setting. The learning, teaching and assessment strategies selected are designed to enable the development of reflective practice, core clinical skills and an evidence-based approach to healthcare practice.

Service user involvement will become an integrated mechanism to design, monitor and review the programme to provide quality assurance from a patient care perspective.
Practice Based Learning
Practice based learning is an integrated element within the programme and the key features include:
• Block placements between 2 - 3 weeks in length.
• Based in a selection of healthcare settings
• Placement will be provided for you by Grimsby Institute
• Total hours to complete will be 450
• This will equate to 225 hours each year
• There will be a competency document to be completed by the end of the final placement.

Course details


Year 1
Foundation Clinical Skills
Research and Study Skills
Anatomy and Physiology
Professional Practice
Clinical Skills for Practice
Social Policy and Health Inequalities

Year 2
Advanced Clinical Skills (A&P and Clinical Skills)
Personal and Professional Development
Dementia and Mental Health Awareness
Social inequalities and safeguarding
Health Promotion & Well Being
Psychology in the Health Care Setting

Assessment method

Methods of assessment include: group presentations, individual presentations/demonstrations, research studies, portfolio building, literature reviews, essays, poster presentations, reports and reflective writing .

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code B7B1
Institution code G80
Campus name Nuns Corner Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course does not accept international applications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points A standard offer for entry onto level 4 will be 80 UCAS points or 60 Access to HE credits (of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3) in a health/social care related subject. Applicants are also required to hold English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grade C/4.

Non-standard Offer
In line with the widening participation brief, the Institute encourages applications from those who lack formal academic qualifications consideration will be given to those applicants with relevant experience within the health and care sector. All such applicants will be set an appropriate piece of work of a 1500-word essay and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience and motivation. Students will still be required to have GCSE Maths and English pass grade C/4 or above.

Criminal Records
This programme involves regular contact with vulnerable adults, also known as regulated activity, as such a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required prior to enrolment to enable the student to go into placement. The cost of the undertaking is the responsibility of the student and the outcome of the DBS will be considered on an individual basis.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,500 Year 1
EU £8,500 Year 1
England £8,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,500 Year 1
Scotland £8,500 Year 1
Wales £8,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Blood screening will be required at a cost to the student. Students will also be required to obtain their own Hepatitis B vaccine (this is not arranged by the Institute). Uniforms ordered via the institute at a cost to the student. Clear DBS is required at cost to the student.

Provider information

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University Centre Grimsby
Nuns Corner
DN34 5BQ

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0800 315 002