Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care Level 5

Through the Foundation Degree (Arts) Health and Social Care you will be able to gain an understanding of the fields of health and social care and how the two strands are interlinked by collaborative working. You will develop the necessary skills and understanding of the complex and diverse nature of health and social care. You will also gain valuable work based learning skills which will enable you to further your career in the health and social care fields.

On the Foundation Degree you will draw on examples from your work experience to help you to understand the theories and concepts introduced in college based learning. As well as developing core knowledge for working in the health and social care sector you will be able to develop specialist knowledge relating to your particular work setting. You may complete your work experience as a volunteer on placement or as an employee. You may be supported by your employer or enrol on the course independently to study in your own time.

An example of the course units are;     

Year 1

  • Developing Academic and Communication Skills
    Contextualising Health and Social Care
    Learning About Practice Through Reflection
    Understanding Inequalities in Health and Social Care
    Understanding Physical Health and Health Issue
    Promoting Health in Health and Social Care

Year 2

  • Evaluating and Using Research in Applied Social Studies
    Learning about Services through Work Experiences
    Leadership and Management
    Key Contemporary Social Policies for Children and Adults
    Understanding Emotional Health and Wellbeing
    Planning Care in the Legal and Ethical Context

The course is full time.

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Career Prospects

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Early Years Services can lead to career progression in a range of areas. Potential future job roles include; probation officer, family support worker, charity support worker, housing officer, lecturer, social care facilitator.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the course are: 1. Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care 2. An NVQ at Level Three 3. One A-Level pass in any subject 4. You should have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above or equivalent 5. Access Diploma

Additional Details

Work is assessed continually on an ongoing basis through the course. Deadlines for these assessments will be set at the beginning of each year. Typical methods of assessment include assignments, presentations, examinations and oral discussions.

When you apply to the college you will be invited for an interview to discuss the course and your career ambitions. Although most of the course will be delivered from the Telford College campus some modules may be delivered from the University Centre Telford where there is a small charge for parking. Tuition fees for this course are £6,165 (full time) or £4,110 (part time) each year of study. Funding is available to support with the cost of this course and in some cases living expenses. Please see the Fee Information link for further advice and guidance relating to tuition fees and funding.

After the course

Upon completion of the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care you can seek a top-up degree at university. There is a progression route to level 6 with University of Wolverhampton studying BA(Hons) Social Care and Social Policy, BA(Hons) Health Studies or BA(Hons) Social Care and Health Studies. There are opportunities to study at masters level in social work or nursing.

Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care Level 5

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