Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care (Part Time)

Courses starting September. Call 01539 814700 for details.
Course end date:
31 Jul 2020

The Foundation Certificate/Degree in Health and Social Care offers an exciting pathway for developing a career working in health and social care including progressing onto professional course in both health and social care.  The Foundation Certificate in Health and Social Care can be achieved by undertaking the first year of this degree programme.

The aim of an FdHSC is to produce a “practice ready workforce” and maintain an excellent learning environment. The course has a strong emphasis on work-based learning and aims to equip students who are working or intending to work in health and social care with the relevant knowledge and skills to address continuing professional development needs and to bridge the gap between theory and practice. The course offers a clear pathway to either employment or further education.

The Foundation Degree was designed in response to changes in government policy which encouraged widening participation and work based learning.

There is also a placement requirement of 100 hours per year. Students are encouraged to find their own placement with college support if required.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

The Programme involves the study of core themes, and the acquisition of skills at levels 4 and 5.

These include:

Year 1:
- Study and lifelong learning skills
- Communication and collaboration in health and social care
- Care from the clients perspective
- Anatomy, physiology and psychology of health
- Foundations for Practice (Placement module)

Year 2:
- Your own research topic
- Health promotion
- Rehabilitation Practice
- Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care
- Supporting Professional Practice (placement module)

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is via essays, projects, reports, and presentations. Also there is one multiple-choice exam (within the Anatomy and Physiology module).

A successful placement requirement of 100 hours per year must be completed in order to achieve this award.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

Students may use this qualification to enhance their employment opportunities in the care sectors, such as a lead professional, or undertake a third year to achieve a BSc (Hons) Degree in a range of subjects including Health and Social Care or the BA (hons) in Community and Social Care policy and Practice.

You can also gain entry onto courses such as Nursing, Physiotherapy, Midwifery, Sports therapy and Social work. If you successfully complete the first year of the programme you are guaranteed an interview for any UCLan health based course (as above). Students will also be able to seek employment for example within the youth justice systems, NHS Trusts, children’s services, social services and family centres.

This qualification is offered in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and is of benefit to those already working in a range of settings as well as those wishing to have a career in the health and social care sector. They will have access to a higher level qualification that is directly relevant to day-to-day employment and experience.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Students who have either:

- A relevant vocational qualification (e.g. NVQ Level 3) or
- A Levels (min 80 UCAS points) or
- BTEC Extended Diploma (MMP) (min 80 UCAS points)

PLUS

GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above (or functional skills Level 2 Maths) will be considered for access to the programme.

In addition they will be asked to attend for an interview with a member of the course team, which involves a written test and reference. Students will also be required to have DBS clearance as a condition of enrolment onto the programme.

Additional costs: DBS Check 44 pounds approx.
Residential trips: (Optional) - range from 130-400 pounds approx.
Transport costs for occasional trips to UCLan and transport costs to placement.

How to Apply:
Contact Karen Shaw, Student Services Team Leader, for an application form:
karen.shaw@kendal.ac.uk or by phone 01539 814748.

Next: Fees

Adult fees

£4000.00

Tuition fees displayed are payable per year. The fees displayed are for UK and EU students and are reviewed each academic year.

Tuition fee loans are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start repayments until you are earning more than £21,000 per year.

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