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Newman University, Birmingham

Applied Health and Social Care Foundation Degree

UCAS Code: L510

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

64-144

Entry requirements are flexible and recognize a range of academic qualifications, as well as work experience. Normally you will be required to possess a level 3 qualifications such as A level, a BTEC or NVQ level 3; to the value of 64 UCAS points. Applications from mature applicants may be considered in relation to prior experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview and will be required obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at point of entry to the course.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Health and social care

This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to become a reflective, independent and critical member of the health and social care workforce. The principles of intelligent compassion run throughout the course to support best practice, effective communication and professionalism. It helps students to apply theory and practice in both health and social care settings and offers a platform for employment in health or social care. It can also act as a springboard to a professional career in health and social care services. The course pulls together theory and practice for those who wish to work with people in a caring environment.

The FdSc Applied Health and Social Care can equip students to work in health and social care settings at Assistant Practitioner level (band 4). There is the opportunity to Top Up this award to the BA or BSc (Hons) Applied Health and Social Care at Newman University. As a graduate there are a number of opportunities for a career within the NHS, health promotion officer or practice manager for instance, also NHS graduate opportunities in leadership and management. Outside of the NHS there are many opportunities for a graduate in health and social care: project work; care manager; charity work, working with children, families, the elderly or people with special needs and mental health disorders. This also provides an opportunity for post graduate study and training.

The duration of the full-time course is 2 years, with attendance one day a week.

There is a requirement to work or volunteer in a health and social setting for one day a week for the duration of the course.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newman University

Department:

Health and Social Care

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
27%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Health studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£16,300
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
36%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
24%
Childcare and related personal services
14%
Caring personal services

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