Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
Fda - University of Wolverhampton
Who is this course for?
Most of the students who undertake the Foundation Degree are already employed in areas of health or social care, and are seeking to further their careers by adding to their qualifications.
Formal Entry Requirements
60-120 UCAS points including a minimum of 40 points from one or more full 6-unit awards or one full 12-unit award.
- An NVQ at Level Three
- One A-Level pass in any subject
- You should have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above or Key Skills Communication and Application of Numbers at Level 2
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience - check out the UCAS tariff conversion table via the UCAS website. Mature students with no formal qualifications are advised to discuss/negotiate this with the course leader.
What does the course involve?
This exciting work-focused Foundation Degree will enable you to examine health and social care as it applies to the community at large, see how it’s planned and promoted, and identify its most pressing issues. The programme contains an element of work placement which you can negotiate yourself, using your current work if relevant. A public health qualification is included as part of this award.
- In Year 1, you will develop your study skills in health and social care, cultivate your interpersonal skills in relation to client consultation and consider the promotion of health in a variety of settings. The programme will allow you to think about physical health and the individual, and to study community health. You will gain a deeper understanding of current local, regional and national policy and understand the methods and theories which inform existing practice.
- Year 2 will give you a broad knowledge of the contemporary issues influencing health and social care. You will consider emotional health in the context of the community and explore the values that shape attitudes to social care. This programme will allow you to develop relevant leadership and management skills, and formulate approaches to care planning and critical incident analysis. You will also have the opportunity to present a work-based project.
How will I be assessed?
Students will be assessed through academic assignments, practical work and projects.
Where can I go next?
This qualification is designed to help you find work in residential care, community care and health promotion in the community and schools. Following successful completion, you could also progress to the BSc (Hons) Health Studies or the BA (Hons) Social Care, or a related Honours degree.