The FdA Health and Social Care provides students with a range of transferable, academic and work-based skills, through the development of knowledge and competence across a wide range of Health and Social care areas. Offering a high quality degree programme, in partnership with employers, who fosters a multi-agency approach, the degree has been designed to create the next generation of responsive individual practitioners, who are able to work in the ever changing context of the health and social care sector.
Offering a supportive and stimulating learning experience, relevant work-based learning, and the academic skills and abilities required to be an Assistant Practitioner or similar, within the health and social care sector, the FdA also provides a natural progression route onto a full Honours degree programme.
Directly meeting the needs of the local and national economy, the degree will allow you to pursue a number of career opportunities building your confidence and understanding of the health and social care world. The emphasis upon work-based learning allows much of the learning, and some of the delivery, to occur within the work-place, through recognition of the skills and knowledge developed when working in the health and social care sector. This means that students will be encouraged to reflect upon practice and take learning back into practice, whilst drawing upon experiences in the workplace and applying academic theory. The design of the degree has flexibility, which allows it to draw from changes in practice and current policy.
Covering a range of modules, including Legal and Ethical Issues, Using Evidence, Working with Young People, Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care, and Acute Illness Management, this degree course provides students with the opportunity to explore theoretical concepts in a research context and to apply the principles of informed evidence and ethical practice, equipping you with a range of transferable skills required for success in employment.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
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|Campus name||University Centre St Helens|
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
|UCAS Tariff||40 points||Students hoping to gain entry onto the FdA Health and Social Care should have a minimum of 40 UCAS points from any level 3 subject. In addition, students must have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you will need to complete a Secure English Language Test at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7,750||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Clearing contact details
0800 027 1221
Course contact details
University Centre St Helens Admissions Team
Fax: 01744 623400