The Institute of Community and Society

Health and Social Care

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

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!

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.

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures

  • 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 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £4110 per year# 2019-20

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

2020 Entry

Typical entry requirement: 24 UCAS points

  • A Level - grade D
  • BTEC L3 Extend Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • 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.

 

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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01902 32 22 22

Email

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