Campus, Full-time and Part-time
LLH5; Short form: BA/CSCZ
Preston (Campus code: U)
If you want to study community and social care studies at university level but don’t have the formal qualifications to do so, this foundation entry degree is for you. Successfully complete it and you’ll be guaranteed a place on the BA (Hons) Applied Community and Social Care Studies degree.
You will also have the opportunity to progress onto one of three other degree programmes; BA (Hons) Children, Schools and Families; Foundation Degree Community Leadership (followed by a 3rd year top-up degree); or BA (Hons) Social Work (subject to successful interview).
You’ll gain the communication, study and information management skills you need to study at degree level while exploring a broad range of social science and welfare-related subjects, including understanding individuals, families and community.
Our typical offer is 72 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
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements together with your wider application, including work/voluntary experience and personal statement.
Future progression requirements
GCSE: Grade C/4 Maths & English or equivalent (Functional skills level 2) may be required for future progression routes and can be achieved alongside the foundation entry programme.
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.
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The learning environment on the programme includes a blended interactive online and in class delivery, workshops, and group work. Personal tutorials with your year lead, seminars and opportunities to access structured work experience in a community and/or social care setting.
You will also have the opportunity to engage in independent study and group work projects. In addition, all students will have a Year Lead and student coach who will support you with any academic and pastoral issues as well as promoting your personal development.
A variety of approaches are used in assessing work. Each subject has its own assessment requirements which take the form of essays, group and individual presentations, online portfolios, conference presentations and debates.
Prompt feedback on your assessments is both written and recorded and presented within a positive and supportive framework. This enables you to develop as an individual and achieve personal aims and aspirations.
Upon successful completion of this Foundation Entry programme, you will have the opportunity to progress onto one of four UCLan courses to earn a full BA (Hons) degree:
There are also opportunities to progress onto Pre-registration Nursing courses (Adult, or Children and Young People), subject to successful application and interview.
On completion of your chosen progression route, professional career and employment opportunities can be accessed.
Graduates have gone on to work for a wide variety of employers as social and community workers within welfare settings, the voluntary and charitable sectors, education, health, the police, probation and the national offender service, youth offending teams, homelessness agencies, and the advice and research agencies in the voluntary or statutory sectors.
The course also provides excellent preparation for professional training at postgraduate level in areas such as probation, social work, housing management, teaching or academic research.
We have strong links with employers and agencies, providing access to an excellent range of guest speakers which are embedded in the programme. This enables you to gain the experience of social care and community-based services and project development, and to link the classroom learning with real-world delivery.
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 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.