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Health and Social Care

Blackpool and the Fylde College

UCAS Code: L510 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Pass Full Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

Must be in an appropriate discipline.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Health studies

This two-year course will equip you with sector-specific skills and experience working in an ethical and safe way to support your career progression.

This begins with developing an appreciation of working in a resilient way to maintain your own mental health and wellbeing.

You will:

- Build on your skills of reflection so you are able to support clients accessing services alongside your ability to be able to articulate for them when they need a voice.

- Develop safe research practices that support positive change in provision for service users, staff and employers alongside currency of knowledge drawn from international research.

- Gain the knowledge to become a conduit of change and improvement in our community, supporting and meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people in society.

This programme is entirely suited to people with a passion for Health and Social Care who wish to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and graduate attributes to work confidently throughout the sector.

Students attend College one day each week, and spend another day in placement every week throughout the course. If you are already in employment within the Health and Social Care sector you may, once it is verified, use this to satisfy the placement requirement of the programme.The course will provide you with a contemporary blend of practical, vocational and theory based knowledge that will respond directly to employer needs.

It's ideal for current Health and Social Care practitioners who wish to gain further knowledge and understanding in the discipline and have career aspirations of a team leader or supervisor role in industry.

This course can lead to varied career paths in services aligned to the elective modules at Level 5.

For students wishing to advance further from the Foundation Degree there is also opportunity to progress onto the Level 6 BA (Hons) Top Up in Health and Social Care.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre

Department:

Health, Care and Early years

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