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Health and Social Care (Foundation Entry)

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 to study Pre-registration Adult Nursing, Child Nursing or Mental Health Nursing (subject to successful interview), Counselling and Psychotherapy or Sexual Health Studies.  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.

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"I began my foundation year in September 2017. The foundation entry programme changed my nursing career significantly, as I originally set out to become an adult nurse. I always wanted to become a paedratric nurse but I lacked the confidence within myself and my grades. When I began my foundation entry I was fully supported by the tutors, especially within how to reference at a higher level and encouraged to aim for an interview with the paedratric nursing team at UCLan. The foundation entry tutors have also helped me with many personal cirumstances, including being formally diagnosed with dyslexia, I have always felt fully supported throughout the year and I feel confident about beginning my journey into paedratric nursing in September."

Charly Blackburn, FdE student 2017/18

"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

“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 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

Key Information

  • Duration:

    One year

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • Award Type:

  • UCAS Code:

    September N337, March 4Q57

  • Campus:

    Preston and Burnley (Campus code: Preston: U, Burnley: A)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Fees 2018/19

    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

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Entry Requirements

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, Pass, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Merit, Merit
Pass Access Course: 64 UCAS Points plus English and Maths
GCSE: Maths and Englsih at grade C or equivalent
IELTS: 7.0 with no score lower than 6.5

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Course Overview

Modules studied

  • Academic Writing and Studying in Health and Social Care
  • Learning development and using information communication technology to present information
  • Developing skills for delivering health & social care (1)

Continued

  • Developing skills for delivering health & social care (2)
  • Foundations in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Disease
  • Measuring Health and Wellbeing

Clearing 2018

Learning Environment and Assessment

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

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.

Opportunities

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:

Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies
Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
Pre-registration Adult Nursing - subject to successful interview and enhanced DBS
Pre-registration Children Nursing - subject to successful interview and enhanced DBS
Pre-registration Mental Health Nursing - subject to successful interview and enhanced DBS
Sexual Health Studies

Target Degree Course Course-specific mark criteria Other requirements

Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies

Minimum 40% average percentage mark obtained throughout the Foundation year

 

Foundation Degree Health and Social Care

Minimum 40% average percentage mark obtained throughout the Foundation year

 

Pre-registration Adult Nursing

Minimum 50% average percentage mark obtained throughout the Foundation year

Successful interview Enhanced DBS Clearance

Pre-registration Child Nursing

Minimum 60% 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

 


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.

Important Information

Contact Us

This course is based in the School of Community Health and Midwifery
Telephone us for further information +44(0)1772 892400
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Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

Further Information for students

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course 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.