Gower College Swansea

Care and Support Gower College Swansea Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)


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Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Care and Support provides you with an opportunity to achieve a degree which combines work-based activities and academic study. It is designed to be completed in two years. It includes a large proportion of work-based, on the job learning, focussed on your experience and work role.

Course details


Level 4 modules: Academic study skills for students Equality, diversity and rights Contemporary issues in social housing Employment experience 1 Advocacy and empowerment Planning for intermediate care Level 5 modules Integrating research within health and social care Employment experience 2 Safeguarding children, young people and adults Engaging with care and support services The management of change within care and support services Employment experience 2.

Assessment method

Assessment will be based on written assignments and observed practice within the classroom.

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 P7H2
Institution code G59
Campus name Tycoch 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

Please contact the Gower College Swansea International Department at http://www.gcs.ac.uk/international or on +44 1792 284007.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

For the placement element of this course, it is likely that you will require a DBS check which costs approximately £44.


Interview will be required due to the placement requirements of the programme.


IMPORTANT - During the course, you will be required to undertake a minimum of 200 hours of work-based learning in the first year (400 hours in the second year) so you will need to be employed in an appropriate sector (ie social services, health care settings, voluntary organisations, probation service or family centres).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Further information for England: http://www.direct.gov.uk, Further information for Northern, Ireland: http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk, Further information for Scotland: http://www.saas.gov.uk, Further information for Wales: http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

Provider information

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Gower College Swansea
Tycoch Road

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Course contact details

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Bethan Hughes (Admissions)

01792 284098

Fax: 01792 284074


01792 284400

Main Contact

01792 284000

Fax: 01792 284074