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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Health, Wellbeing and Social Support

UCAS Code: L510

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


GCE advanced level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject.

Access to HE Diploma or other related level 3 qualifications

BTEC Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care.

UCAS Tariff

40-48

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Community nursing

**Note: Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa**.

**Location**: FdSc Health, Wellbeing and Social Support is a two-year course run by Stockton Riverside College (01642 865400) and Redcar and Cleveland College (01642 473132) in partnership with Teesside University and local health and social care employers.

**Course overview**: This foundation degree is ideal if you are seeking a career working in health and social care and want to learn in a practical way. There is significant vocational focus to the programme and a range of work experiences and/or placement settings are available to help you develop your learning in practice, such as working with older people, children and adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health issues and substance misuse issues. You are required to complete 150 hours placement a year in a care setting environment.

The approach we take is to facilitate and support your learning and develop independent, reflective learners in preparation for lifelong learning, and continuing personal and professional development. You develop an understanding of the theory underpinning care practice, which will enhance the quality of care you provide for your clients either in work or on placement. The content of the curriculum is strongly influenced by the principles of wellbeing and prevention, and the recognition that an individual, their family and/or carer must be enabled to make decisions about their own care.

**After the course**: After successfully completing this course you can seek employment as a support worker or healthcare assistant. There may also be opportunity for progression on to a part-time top-up degree or access to relevant pre-registration health or social work programmes.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

You experience a range of different approaches to your learning from lectures, workshops, seminars (tutor and student-led), electronic learning, independent study, group work to individual tutorials. Assessments include formative assessments to help develop your academic skills as well as several forms of summative assessment including assignments, examinations, presentations, portfolio work, case studies, workbooks and projects. 50% of each year is assessed through a work-based e-portfolio demonstrating practice development achieved within the workplace/placement. You are required to complete 150 hours placement a year in a care setting environment.

The Uni


Course locations:

Stockton Riverside College

Redcar & Cleveland College

Department:

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Nursing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
55%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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Nursing

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
1%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Community nursing

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

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