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Weymouth College

Health and Social Care

UCAS Code: L514

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D-A*

To include one in a related subject area.

Pass at Access to HE Diploma considered.

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

PPP-D*D*D*

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80

Applicants will be considered with at least 80 UCAS points achieved.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (delivered in partnership with Plymouth University) will appeal to those who have an interest in the care sector, or would like the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and career opportunities within a rapidly expanding and developing profession. The programme will provide students with the critical skills and experience required for a variety of roles within the health and social care sector, including health education and promotion, housing, community work, residential care, drug and alcohol services.
The course aims to provide: Access to a higher level programme of study in a health and social care for suitably qualified people; The ability for students to apply their developing skills and knowledge in a functional way as the programme progresses, particularly in the work-based learning placement, and by engagement with the local community; Specialist study relevant to the individual vocation and environments in which students are currently working, or to which students are aiming to work within the health and/or social care sector; The levels of academic and practical ability to equip students with the skills needed to progress to Honours level study; The knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in employment in the health and social care sector at supervisory or management level.

Modules

Year 1: Research Skills & Professional Development; Communication Skills; Foundations of Health & Welfare; Illness & Disease; The Role of Public Health; Ethics, Values, Diversity & Rights

Year 2: Health Promotion; Research Methods & Professional Skills in Health & Social Care; Introduction to Management & Human Resources in Health & Social Care; Safeguarding in Health & Social Care; Health & Social Policy; Mental Health & Recovery

Work-based learning: You are required to complete 200 hours work experience within an appropriate health and social care setting.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,650
per year
England
£6,650
per year
EU
£6,650
per year
International
£6,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,650
per year
Scotland
£6,650
per year
Wales
£6,650
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Weymouth College

Department:

Health, Social Care and Early Years

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