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Care Studies - FdSc (Foundation Degree) NPTC Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)


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Course summary

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The Foundation Degree in Care Studies is a two-year, full-time Higher Education course designed to provide students with the opportunity to study a range of healthcare disciplines and builds an appropriate academic foundation and relevance in each subject area. The programme enables students to develop a range of graduate and expected employability skills which transfer to the world of work. The requisite work placement element of the programme gives opportunities for students to acquire practical skills and professional values within the diverse field of practice.

A number of our FdSc Care Studies graduates improve current career pathways (H&SC) whilst others may progress into further training or undertake professional qualification. Career routes are diverse as a progression from this programme, most graduates go on to pursue traditional care options, though the course is not limiting in this respect. Alternative career considerations are promoted through the college careers advice centre and links with the wider industrial provision, e.g. Police force, 3rd Sector, Youth services, Rehabilitation teams, Environmental health, Public health.

Course details


Year 1 Modules May Include:

The Value of Communication in promoting Equality and Dignity in Care
Partnership Working
Contemporary Issues relating to Safeguarding Vulnerable Individuals
Study Skills
Current Issues
Workplace Practice

Year 2 Modules may include:

Psycho - Sociological perspectives on Health and Wellbeing
Research in the wider Health and Social care arena
Implementing Change in Care Practice
Impact of an Aging Population
Third Sector
Workplace Practice.

Assessment method

You will usually have to complete portfolios, oral and poster presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

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 L510
Institution code N13
Campus name Afan Campus
Campus code A

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level E
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP

Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer, please contact our Admissions Team.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

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

Travel to and from your work placement.

Provider information

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NPTC Group
Dwr-Y-Felin Road
SA10 7RF

Course contact details

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+44 (0) 1639 648033