Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

Our Faculty is the largest provider of social work education and one of the largest providers of health, social care, sports education and professional development in the North West, offering flexible undergraduate and postgraduate courses and degrees.

Our portfolio of innovative courses have been developed in collaboration with partner organisations, employers, service users, carers and members of the public. Our programmes are continually updated in response to local needs, incorporating national policy and evidence-based practice mapped against professional statutory regulatory body, education and training standards.

As a student in our Faculty, you will have access to work-based learning and placements within a diverse range of partner provider organisations across Lancashire and the North West. These include Local Authority, acute, community and primary care settings, as well as independent, public and voluntary sector organisations. Depending on your course of study, you will also make use of our high calibre sports and contemporary skills laboratories including a hospital ward, operating theatre, high dependency unit, cardiac resuscitation suite, an ambulance, a community flat, simulation facilities and consultation rooms.

Our schools

  • Teaching social work

    School of Social Work, Care and Community

    We are the largest provider of social work education in the North West, meaning that we are uniquely placed to offer a wide range of contemporary undergraduate and postgraduate courses drawing on real world practice experience.

  • Sport science testing

    School of Sport and Health Sciences

    We provide a rich, stimulating and supportive environment for students to develop their full potential in the fields of sport and health sciences.

Our facilities

Business and Community

Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership

Our Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL) enables you to get involved in projects which make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Social Work and Social Care Centre for CPD

Our Centre for CPD offers continuing development training and education for social work and social care practitioners in the UK. It is founded on our high academic standards, strong values and ethics of social work and social care practice.

Faculty leadership team