Want to work in the growing health and social care sector? Our FdA Health and Social Care (Foundation Entry) is a great option and a stepping stone to other studies too.
Why study with us
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- Teaching is consolidated to the same two days per week throughout the Foundation Entry year to allow students to work and plan their other commitments around the programme.
- This course can lead to studying Social Work, Community and Social Care, Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Operating Department Practice and Sports Therapy.
- The tutors have a range of relevant health professional and academic backgrounds such as adult nursing, mental health nursing, public health and midwifery.
What you'll do
- You’ll complete two practice placement modules to apply your skills and knowledge in an area of practice that interests you.
- Examine the theoretical concept of reflective practice and apply system-based knowledge of anatomy and physiology to practice.
- You’ll develop and enhance your self-awareness and interpersonal skills alongside gaining an insight into the importance of evidence-based practice within Health and Social Care.
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.
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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Graduates of our Health and Social Care Foundation Degree go on to careers in health and social care as well further related study. You’ll be able to work in the youth justice systems, NHS trusts, private hospitals, children’s services, social services, family centres, as well as children’s homes.
Fees and funding
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
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
Foundation Year Bursary
Our Foundation Year Bursary Scheme is for students starting a 4 or 5 year Undergraduate Degree programme.Find out more about Foundation Year Bursary