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Institute of Society and Community (IoSC)

Health and Social Care

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

This work-focused Foundation Degree will enable you to examine health and social care as it applies to the community at large.

This work-focused Foundation Degree will enable you to examine health and social care as it applies to the community at large.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award FD (Arts)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (2 years), Part-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Telford College, City of Wolverhampton College
  • School Institute of Society and Community (IoSC)

Why choose this course?

This work-focused Foundation Degree will enable you to examine health and social care as it applies to the community at large.

The aim of this course is to provide you with knowledge of and insight into health and social care issues for individuals and communities and health and social care services.

What happens on the course?

This higher education course is delivered by local further education colleges and is awarded by the University of Wolverhampton.

By forming links with local and national employers - and responding effectively to their needs – the programme remains fresh and up-to-date. It contains an element of work experience which you negotiate yourself, using your current work if relevant.

If you currently work in health or social this course will provide you with core skills to enhance your work; if you are looking to enter a career in health & social care it will give you access to a wide range of career options.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Many students who undertake the Foundation Degree may be currently employed in areas of health or social care – however, those who aren’t could find work in residential care, community care and health promotion in the community and schools.

Following successful completion, you could progress to the BA (Hons) Health Studies, or another related Honours degree.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • We're proud to confirm our £300 travel fund helping eligible new UK full-time undergraduate entrants* with the costs of travel continues for students starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21! For further information please click here. 

  • By forming links with local and national employers - and responding effectively to their needs – the programme remains fresh and up-to-date. It contains an element of work experience which you negotiate yourself, using your current work if relevant.

  • If you currently work in health or social this course will provide you with core skills to enhance your work; if you are looking to enter a career in health & social care it will give you access to a wide range of career options.

  • Demonstrate competence in the academic, information and communication technology skills required to be effective members of the health and social care workforce.

  • Use knowledge of social, community and individual aspects of health and social care in an applied way in the workplace setting.

  • Analyse and interpret relevant evidence to inform your practice in health and social care.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6165 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £4110 per year# 2020-21

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

Typical entry requirement: 24 UCAS points

  • A Level - grade D
  • BTEC L3 Extend Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades PP
  • Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
  • NVQ level 3 in a related subject

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.

 

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

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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