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Health and Social Care

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

72

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Health and social care

This course is delivered at two of our partner college locations, Burton and South Derbyshire College and Shrewsbury College.

We’re offering you the chance to look at many aspects of health and social care, including life development from birth to older adult and to consider how external factors, such as the environment and policy, influence this development.

You will develop core skills which are relevant to all health and social care areas, such as record keeping, safeguarding, and how you can affect the communication of others.

You will learn about the social, psychological and biological aspects of health through the lifespan, cultural differences in relation to health and social care, society’s influences on the healthy individual and the health impact on social care. You will also learn how health and social care services relate to each other to provide care and develop professional skills and knowledge required in all areas of health and social care.

This is a two-year full-time programme of study. The Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (FdSc) offers you the opportunity to develop core transferable skills and knowledge relevant to health care, social care and public health to enable you to gain employment in an area of your choice. The award is clearly mapped to the 15 standards of the Care Certificate which you may be required to complete when working within health and social care sectors. The design of the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care has also been guided by the national subject benchmarks for Health Studies and Social Policy and Administration.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: FdSc Health and Social Care

Modules

Level 4 (Year 1) The Context of Health and Social Care (30 credits) Professional Issues (30 credits) Healthy Individuals through the Lifespan (30 credits) Using Communication Skills in Health and Social Care (30 credits)

Level 5 (Year 2) Health Promotion (15 credits) Research Skills for Health and Social Care (15 credits) Introduction to Public Health (30 credits) Basic Counselling Skills in Health and Social Care (15 credits) Understanding Health and Social Care Organisations (30 credits) Understanding Community (15 credits)

Employability skills are embedded throughout the award, with a clear focus on how the modules you study and any experiences you have gained can be applied to the workplace

Assessment methods

The course is continually assessed through methods which include essays, portfolio, examination, presentations, researched report, viva voce and project work.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£6,350
per year
England
£6,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,350
per year
Scotland
£6,350
per year
Wales
£6,350
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Burton and South Derbyshire College

Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology

Department:

Health and Social Care

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Health and social care

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health studies

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health and social care

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Welfare professionals
43%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
4%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Health and social care

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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