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Health & Social Care

2 years
September 2024

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.


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.

Get to know us

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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.

Don't have the formal qualifications to meet the entry requirements? Find out more about our Return to Study programme.

Fees and funding

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.


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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