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Havant and South Downs College

Health and Social Care Foundation Degree

UCAS Code: L510

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


Access to Higher Education(equivalent to 96 UCAS Tariff points)

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

MMM

A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care or similar qualification

UCAS Tariff

96

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Throughout this one day a week programme, you will gain a solid understanding about the diverse contexts of health and social care professions, and the programme also incorporates the National Minimum Training Standards for Adult Social Care Workers in England (Skills for Care 2013).

**Why Choose this Course?**
Your course will include psychological, historical, cultural, sociological, socio- political and philosophical viewpoints, delivered through a combination of taught sessions and employer-supported work-based learning, giving you an ideal combination of learning methods.

**Entry Requirements**
– A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (MMM grade), or similar qualification e.g. A Levels or Access to Higher Education (equivalent to 96
UCAS Tariff points)
– You must be employed or doing voluntary work in a Health and Social Care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week. You should have the support of your employer or voluntary setting (unless self-employed) and have a satisfactory enhanced DBS check
– Two GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 under the new system) or above, which should include English Language. A written task for applicants without evidence of GCSE qualifications can be undertaken

**Structure**
**Year One:**
Developing Academic and Professional Skills
Health and Social Care in Context
Reflective Practice and Decision Making
Safeguarding Children and Adults
Human Growth and Development
Inter-professional Working

**Year Two:**
Disability in Health and Social Care
Dementia
Psychology and Mental Health
Understanding and Applying Research
End of Life Care (Option)
Health and Wellbeing (Option)
Working with Substance Misuse (Option)

**Teaching and Learning**
This is a two year programme which is delivered one day per week. It has a practical, vocational focus to the study of the Health and Social Care sector and provides a grounding in social science perspectives to inform practice. The course is delivered partly through taught sessions and partly through employer-supported work-based learning. Students are taught in small groups and there is individual tutorial support to assist with the planning and checking
of coursework.

**Assessment**
You will be assessed using a variety of methods, including essays, case studies, reports, observations, individual and group poster presentations and a dissertation proposal.

**Industry Links**
We have links with a variety of health care providers, giving students access to real-life best practice and news.

**Progression**
The FdA in Health & Social Care will enable you to work at a higher/management level within the Health & Social Care sector, and/or top up to the 1 year BA (Hons) in Adult Social Care degree programme here at HSDC, or alternative Batchelors degree programme at a university.

**About Us**
Our campus has a range of modern facilities to enhance students learning experience including music recording studios, gym facilities, a nursery, to our own working restaurant and beauty salon and much more. There are frequent buses from the surrounding areas and local train stations in Havant and Cosham. Located off Junction 4 of the A3(M), the College has extensive free onsite parking.

Modules

Year One:
Developing Academic and Professional Skills
Health and Social Care in Context
Reflective Practice and Decision Making
Safeguarding Children and Adults
Human Growth and Development
Inter-professional Working

Year Two:
Disability in Health and Social Care
Dementia
Psychology and Mental Health
Understanding and Applying Research
End of Life Care (Option)
Health and Wellbeing (Option)
Working with Substance Misuse (Option)

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, reports, observations, individual and group poster presentations and an independent research project.

Tuition fees

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£4,795
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EU
£4,795
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,795
per year
Scotland
£4,795
per year
Wales
£4,795
per year

The Uni


Course location:

South Downs Campus

Department:

Health and Social Care

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