Community Health and Welfare Leicester College


Awarded by: De Montfort University

The Foundation Degree in Community Health and Welfare is designed to reflect the emerging themes in the health and social care sector. Previously marketed as Children Families and Community the focus for this course is to ensure that all modules are relevant and applicable to health and social care settings. Using your work placements, you will reflect upon your experiences and relate these to your studies, developing your knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues with regards to social sciences and community health. The course is delivered by subject-specialist staff with industrial experience. This means that you will receive the most up-to-date, cutting edge teaching on current issues. For those of you wishing to progress onto higher study, the course embeds the essential skills needed, as well as preparing you for the dissertation aspect of a top-up at Level 6. The level 5 research module is specifically relevant to this. Students achieving a merit at the end of this programme can apply to the level 6 (Hons) degree at De Montfort University (DMU). Successful students can also apply onto other honours degree programmes of their choice in social sciences, health studies or reflective practice, progress to careers in health, social sciences, social work, or study for a teaching qualification.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Abbey Park Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


The course is structured so that the student has a fully rounded experience of Health and Social Care emerging themes and relevant topics related to industry. In your first year some of the modules include: Community Health and Well Being: this module comprises conducting an interview to determine how a professional promotes a sense of health and well-being in the community. Research, Study Skills and Personal Development: this module is an introduction on to how to conduct a small scale research project and literature review. This will serve as a basis for your level 5 research proposal. Common Physiological Disorders: this module explores the human body and causes and effects of common illnesses and the impact of lifestyles. This module includes a synoptic exam and a health promotion poster campaign. Differences and Diversity in Britain: this module that explores the demographic of today’s society and the necessary welfare structure needed to uphold needs and rights of the individual. Introduction to Developmental Psychology: this module introduces you to theorists past and present who still have an impact on the design of Health and Social Care research and findings today. In your second year some of the modules include: Developing Leadership: this module introduces you theories of practice and encourages you to widen your understanding of a leadership role and the qualities necessary for successful outcomes. Safeguarding People at Risk: this module explores the introduction of legislative policy to protect the well -being of children. Youths and adults including Prevent. This is a case study. Development of Public and Community Services: this module explores historical practices and the introduction of the welfare state to help shape and give a framework to British Social Policy and Values. Health and Community Research Studies: this module is the continuation of the level 4 literature review and conduct a small piece of research bespoke to your career interests and aspirations.

Assessment method

There are a variety of assessment methods to reflect the rich content of this qualification. Subject to each module you may be required to submit a written reports or essay, sit a synoptic exams, produce a case study, deliver a presentation and/or participate in a role play.

How to apply

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 L36
Campus name Abbey Park Campus
Campus code 1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants from non-European Union / EEA nationals should contact the International Office directly ( to discuss your application options on the basis of your likely visa status. International applications will be considered on an individual case by case basis. More information for international applicants is available at:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 72 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject (which can include A levels, extended diploma PPP, or an Access to HE). You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or equivalent. We welcome applicants who may not match standard entry requirements but who hold a level 2 functional skills in English and maths. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to study this subject at university level and have evidence of relevant experience.
You must hold a current DBS certificate in order to access your work placement setting.
A level DDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP

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Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,165 Year 1
England £6,165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,165 Year 1
Scotland £6,165 Year 1
Wales £6,165 Year 1

Additional fee information

You will also need to apply for a DBS check. If you are 19 or over on 1 September on the year of entry, this will incur a cost to you of £44.