School of Public Health Studies

FD (Arts) Community Health and Social Care

FD (Arts) Full-time 2 years, Part-time 3 years

FD (Arts)
Start date(s)
25 September 2023,23 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (2 years),Part-time (3 years)
Campus location
South Staffordshire College Tamworth Campus,Telford College
School of Public Health Studies
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Why choose this course?

This course supports practitioners both progressing with and returning to education, aiding those working within the health and social support sector or aspiring to enter this fascinating, ever-changing field of work. Different elements of frontline community working are explored through diverse content explored on the course, remaining agile in the face of the significant changes, priorities, developments and challenges that arise in this sector, with opportunities offered for you to discuss and debate key topics and areas of personal interest. You will be encouraged to be an active participant in your own learning, studying in a spiral curriculum where topics will be revisited throughout the course, developing your practical, personal and professional skills and attributes in pursuit of further employment.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £6165 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £6165 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £4110 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4110 per year# 2023-24

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Key Entry Requirements 


  • A-levels: Grade profile of DD 

  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (48 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at pass)
  • BTEC: Grade profile of PPP 

  • T-Level: Pass grade with a core component profile less than C.  

  • Tariff: Other Level 3 qualifications are accepted for entry. A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points will be required. 

  • Other: We also consider applicants who have not achieved 48 UCAS points from prior level 3 qualifications. If you have a keen interest in this subject area or hold relevant experience, please make sure you outline this experience within your personal statement. This can be assessed through an alternative assessment route such as an academic essay. 

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here 

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points 

 Other Requirements

Those meeting the entry requirements will be invited to attend an interview at the College.

Applicants will also be required to provide a satisfactory personal statement and two references (academic/employer). Applicants must have access to work based learning (WBL) experience (placements). This WBL experience must be in place and ready to commence at the start of the course.


Contextual Offers

The university recognises that many students have additional barriers in progression to university, whether this be through disability, as a care leaver, from an area of deprivation or another factor. The university wishes to provide additional support for these students through the contextual offer scheme. If you are eligible, the University will apply a contextual Admissions decision, in the form of a reduced offer letter by up to two grades or 16 UCAS tariff points. Find out more.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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