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Health and Social Care University of Bolton Degree level: Undergraduate

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The FdA in Health and Social Care is your opportunity to take big professional and academic leaps towards helping improve the day-to-day lives of vulnerable people. With access to excellent facilities, you can gain the skills, knowledge and understanding you’ll need to embark on a genuinely rewarding career in this sector.

The health and social care sector is vast, and this foundation degree provides an opportunity to begin developing the values, skills and knowledge so essential to good health and social care practices in the UK. These can support your initial development in providing support for people of all ages and walks of life who have disabilities or mental health issues, or are vulnerable in other ways.

The course is linked closely to the UK government’s agendas for health and social care, so you’ll get to experience a current and carefully considered balance of policy, practice and academic training. Join us as we explore the principles of care, care planning and delivery, the ethical aspects of care, and areas such as health promotion and safeguarding, among many more – with learning that focuses on the workplace environment.

We’ll support you every step of the way as you learn how to collaborate across professional boundaries, use evidence to support your professional decision-making, and enhance your understanding of critical issues in health and social care.

Our focus is on helping you become a knowledgeable, compassionate, and person-centred care professional.

Course details

Modules

Information about the modules offered as part of this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Information about the modules offered as part of this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L510
Institution code B44
Campus name University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 40 points Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3. You should also have four GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) in any subjects.

To help you understand what UCAS points are equivalent to, in terms of grades, please visit the University of Bolton’s webpage below for some examples of grades from popular qualifications:
https://www.bolton.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/ucas-tariff/

Entry to this course is also available to applicants who have extensive appropriate work experience in the health and social care sector. If you don’t possess the academic qualifications listed above but have extensive appropriate work experience we’ll be delighted to consider your application.

You’ll be interviewed and complete a diagnostic exercise as part of the application process. You’ll also need to meet the other non-academic entry requirements listed below.

If you are an independent student you must have 23 hours' employment per week within the health and social care sector to meet the requirements for work-based learning. If you work for a large organisation in health and social care then you may want to enquire about the possibility of accessing funds through your organisation’s levy fund for the Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship instead.

If you don’t have an appropriate work placement within the health and social care sector, but otherwise meet the entry requirements for this course please consider our BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care or HND Health & Social Care courses.

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

https://courses.bolton.ac.uk/course/HLT003-F-UOB-AX/2019-20/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Other

Employment within the sector.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

https://www.bolton.ac.uk/international/general-entry-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,450 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Bolton
Deane Road
Bolton
BL3 5AB


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Course contact details

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University of Bolton Enquiries

+44 (0)1204 903903