Applied Health York College


The Foundation Degree in Applied Health has been designed to develop academic, analytical and practical skills as well as self-confidence. The broadening of knowledge and understanding of the current issues in the Health and Social Care field throughout the programme will strengthen and enhance your current practice and enable you to widen your employment prospects to achieve your aspirations.

The programme is highly flexible; as well as being suitable for non-practitioners, it enables Health and Social Care practitioners to work alongside studying as to flourish and develop your practice. It also reflects current industry and practitioner changes, with current focuses on Allied Health, social work and youth and community work.

Year 1 is designed to give you a solid base to healthcare and will cover topics such as care policy, communication and professional practice. Modules include: Academic Writing Skills and Personal Development, Introduction to care policy, Communication in healthcare practice, Professional Practice, Work based learning. Year 2 brings in more advanced topics such as ethics, mental health support and health promotion including Reflective practice, Empowering and supporting individuals, Mental health and intellectual disability, Introduction to the Biology of Disease, Ethics of care and Health promotion.

Students completing this programme could enter employment as a Health Care Assistant or similar, or progress to a generic 'health' Level 6 degree programme.

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


Level 4 (Year 1) is designed to give students a solid base to healthcare and will cover topics such as care policy, communication and professional practice: Academic writing skills (20 credits), Introduction to care policy (20 credits), Communication in healthcare practice (20 credits), Personal Development (20 credits), Professional Practice (20 credits), Work based learning (20 credits) Level 5 (Year 2) brings in more advanced topics such as ethics, mental health support and health promotion: Reflective practice (20 credits), Empowering and supporting individuals (20 credits), Mental health and intellectual disability (20 credits), Evidence based practice (20 credits), Ethics of care (20 credits), Health promotion (20 credits)

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 L5T8
Institution code Y70
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level Level 2 Maths and English
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma PPP
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7,200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,200 Year 1
Scotland £7,200 Year 1
Wales £7,200 Year 1

Additional fee information

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