Full time: One year
September N337 March 4Q57; Short form:
Preston (Campus code: U)
September March (main campus only)
Successful completion of this Foundation Entry course provides a wide range of opportunities to study for a future career in Health and Social Care. For example, on successful completion of this Foundation Entry programme, you can apply (subject to successful interview) to study Pre-registration Nursing (Adult or Mental Health) and Midwifery, or, if you are still not sure where you would like to specialise, you can progress onto the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care followed by the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (one year top up). From there you could choose to further your skills in leadership or study to become a nurse, physiotherapist or occupational therapist at postgraduate level.
Our typical offer is 64 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
Pass Access Course: 64 UCAS Points plus English and Maths
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
The teaching team is made up of academics and practitioners from a range of health and social care specialties. This serves not only to enhance the learning experience but ensures that students get an accurate and realistic representation of the job satisfaction, rewards, benefits and challenges of working in health and social care. The teaching team are passionate about students achieving their maximum potential and will offer an excellent level support to facilitate development and achievement. Beyond the teaching team, there are a range of services for university students which include study skills support, IT skills development, wellbeing support and financial advice
By meeting the course-specific requirements during the Foundation Entry year this course gives students the opportunity to acquire the entry requirements needed to successfully gain entry onto the following courses:
Adult Nursing - subject to successful interview and enhanced DBS
Children Nursing - subject to successful interview and enhanced DBS
Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
Mental Health Nursing - subject to succssful interview and enhanced DBS
Midwifery - subject to successful interview and enhanced DBS
Sexual Health Studies
Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies
|Target Course||Course-specific mark criteria||Other requirements|
|Midwifery||Minimum 60% average percentage mark obtained throughout the Foundation Year||Successful interview. Enhanced DBS Clearance.|
|Pre-registration Adult Nursing||Minimum 50% average percentage mark obtained throughout the Foundation year||Successful interview. Enhanced DBS Clearance.|
|Pre-registration Mental Health Nursing||Minimum 50% average percentage mark obtained throughout the Foundation year||Successful interview Enhanced DBS Clearance|
|Sexual Health Studies||Minimum 40% average percentage mark obtained throughout the Foundation year|
|Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies||Minimum 40% average percentage mark obtained throughout the Foundation year|
Alternatively, for those who wish to pursue further study in health and social care but do not have a specific professional route in mind, there is the option to complete the Foundation Entry year and then progress onto the Foundation Degree course. Following successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students can progress onto the one-year BSc top-up course to earn a BSc in Health and Social Care. Subject to achieving the relevant entry requirements, you may then have the opportunity to complete a postgraduate course and achieve professional registration in areas such as Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work and Occupational Therapy. Alternatively you may continue to expand your knowledge and expertise in health and social care by enrolling onto one of our masters programmes such as MSc Integrated Health and MSc Applied Public Health.
“The FdE course is a fantastic opportunity for you to enter into the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing and provides you with the personal and academic skills to start a journey of learning and progression towards your career choice.”
Angela Crowe, Lecturer in Health and Social Care
“"The FDE allows students to achieve their full potential by developing their academic skills whilst simultaneously building confidence and gaining insights into health professional careers in a supportive and engaging learning environment."
Gemma Wilson, Admissions Tutor and Course Co-Lead for Foundation Entry, Lecturer in Health and Social Care
“The Foundation Entry is a stepping stone to a variety of health and social care courses for students who have been out of the academic setting for a while or need additional UCAS points to get on to their target course. It helps students to develop academic writing, research and presentation skills to prepare them to study at Degree level ”
Joy Gana-Inatimi, Admissions Tutor and Course Leader Foundation Entry, Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care
Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
Nursing (Children) Undergraduate , BSc (Hons) - Pre-registration, Full-time
Nursing (Adult) Undergraduate , BSc (Hons) - Pre-registration, Full-time
Health and Social Care Undergraduate , FdA, Full-time and Part-time
Nursing (Mental Health) Undergraduate , BSc (Hons) - Pre-registration, Full-time
Midwifery (direct entry programme) Undergraduate , BSc (Hons) - Pre-registration, Full-time
Sexual Health Studies Undergraduate , BSc (Hons), Full-time and Part-time
Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies Undergraduate , BA (Hons), Full-time and Part-time