Barnsley College Higher Education

Professional Practice in Health and Social Care Barnsley College Higher Education Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

This flexible foundation degree is a work based learning award combining health and social care education with either existing employment or work placements to develop skills for a wide range of roles across health, social or community care sectors.
The course is an award of Sheffield Hallam University and has two routes.
For those already employed in assistant or support worker roles in health, social or community care the course allows you to complete both the Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner) and the Foundation Degree. The course provides you with your continuing personal and professional development and, depending on your employer, would allow you to undertake a Band 4 Associate/Assistant role.
If you are not in employment the course will provide you with a placement in a suitable role, which will allow you to develop the necessary skills and competencies alongside your academic studies to complete the Foundation Degree.

Course details


Year 1: • Work Based Learning • Reflective & personal development skills • Essential sciences for person centred care (40 credits)• Holistic assessment • Delivery and implementation of health and social care interventions • Year 2: • Work based learning • Promoting health, wellbeing and independence (40 credits)• Using and evaluating evidence to inform practice • Leadership and management. Note - all modules are worth 20 credits unless specified.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.




Northern Ireland



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 L5T8
Institution code B13
Campus name Barnsley College Higher Education Church Street 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

We no longer accept Tier 4 International applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 UCAS tariff points from one of the following:
A levels , BTEC Nationals or CACHE qualifications. We accept AS levels.
Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course.
Other level 3 qualifications will be considered with related work experience.

Normally GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at Grade C/4 or above - or the following equivalents;
Level 2 Adult Numeracy /Literacy
Level 2 Key Skills /Application of Number
Equivalency test from

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,995 Year 1
Scotland £5,995 Year 1
Wales £5,995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are quoted based on 2018 entry information and are subject to change for 2019.

Provider information

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Barnsley College Higher Education
PO Box No 266
Church Street
S70 2YW

Course contact details

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01226 216106