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Health & Social Care

2 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught

Keen to work in youth justice, NHS trusts, private hospitals, children's services, social services, family centres or children's homes? Our two-year FdA Health and Social Care programme is for you.

Why study with us

  • Top
    in the UK for graduate prospects (on track)
    Complete University Guide (Health Studies)
  • 6th
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Health Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 6th
    in the UK for student voice
    National Student Survey (Health Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Simulated learning experience is provided for health students within contemporary skills laboratories including a community flat and counselling and consultation rooms.
  • FdA Health and Social Care is ranked 1st in the North West with 87% of students satisfied with the learning resources (National Student Survey 2020).
  • There’s opportunity for international travel and work experience, including volunteering in countries such as Zambia and Kenya.

What you'll do

  • Placement opportunities allow you to apply your skills and knowledge in an area of practice that interests you, providing a firm basis for your future career.
  • You will focus on your personal and professional development throughout the course and will integrate your skills and knowledge in academic and work-based settings.
  • Optional modules explore long-term conditions, end of life care, mental health, and rehabilitation practice.

Module overview

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Year 1

Compulsory modules
  • NU1019: Care from the Clients Perspective
  • PZ1000: Introduction to Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology of Health
  • PZ1015: Study & Lifelong Learning Skills
  • PZ1022: Communication and Collaboration
  • PZ1090: Foundations for Practice

NU1019: Care from the Clients Perspective

You will explore and recognise the differing experiences that clients have when accessing care and support from health and social care. You will develop an understanding of partnership working with clients, carers and families, as partners in care and to comprehend how this requires significant change at personal, cultural and organisational levels. This module will in particular seek to embed personal values and attributes that enable you to develop a proactive approach to practice that always places the client at the centre of care.

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by October 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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We have long-standing relationships with a wide range of health and social care agencies across the North West. You will be supported in gaining practical experience through placements, work experience and volunteering.

Future careers

Our FdA Health and Social Care offers a clear pathway of opportunities and in 2019, 97% of the course went on to employment or further studies.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£900 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,900 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£975 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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