Bristol, University of the West of England

Health Professions (Foundation Year) Bristol, University of the West of England Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol


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Course summary

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The Foundation Programme for Health Professions is year zero of selected degree courses in the Allied Health Professions and Nursing and Midwifery departments at UWE Bristol.

If you don’t have formal qualifications or meet the normal entry requirements, but can demonstrate relevant life experience and commitment to this area, we will consider your application.

Spend a year getting a solid grounding in science and healthcare-related topics on this springboard into higher education.
Study areas of human biology, psychology, sociology and research, and get the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to take the next step in your education and career.

Most of the teaching takes place at the City of Bristol College, although you’ll also be taught at our Glenside Campus. The teaching staff understand what’s required to succeed at the next level and the course is designed to get you academically and mentally ready.

After passing this Foundation year, you’ll get a guaranteed place on one of the following UWE Bristol degrees:
BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Imaging
BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy
BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy
BSc(Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology
BSc(Hons) Nursing (Adult Nursing)
BSc(Hons) Nursing (Children's)
BSc(Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities)
BSc(Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)
BSc(Hons) Midwifery

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications from international students (overseas fee status) due to funding arrangements.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 B900
Institution code B80
Campus name City of Bristol College
Campus code R

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

The Foundation course is aimed at individuals who may have few or no formal qualifications but who can demonstrate a clear commitment to pursuing a career within their chosen profession. Personal, professional and educational experiences will be considered to determine motivation and ability to progress onto the degree course.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualifications

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply and all convictions, including those which are spent, must be disclosed. This is in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. If you are offered a place, you must undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to complete a Disclosure Application form. All information will be treated in confidence and only taken into account when absolutely necessary.

Health checks

You must be in good health. If offered a place, you will be required to complete a health questionnaire, prior to progression to the degree course, and must be prepared to undergo a medical examination if necessary.


Suitability for the course will be determined through a short informal interview, which will involve staff from both City of Bristol College and the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. You will also be asked to complete a numeracy and literacy assessment.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,500 Year 1
EU £8,500 Year 1
England £8,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,500 Year 1
Scotland £8,500 Year 1
Wales £8,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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Bristol, University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY

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Thursday 15th August – 07:00 – 19:00 Friday 16th August – 08:00 – 18:00 Saturday 17th August – 10:00 – 16:00 Sunday 18th August - Closed Monday 19th August to Thursday 22nd August - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 23rd August – 09:00 – 16:30 Saturday 24th August to Monday 26th August - Closed Tuesday 27th August to Thursday 29th August - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 30th August – 09:00 – 16:30

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