Health and Social Care, Foundation Degree

Foundation Degree (University of Chichester)

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).

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.

The University of Chichester is the awarding institution for this qualification.

Please note: All UK HE providers are required to register with the newly-created Office for Students (OfS) for the 2019/20 application cycle. All courses offered are subject to OfS confirming HSDC as a provider, expected September 2018.

Type of study
Full-Time, Higher Education
Examination board
Awarded by Chichester University

Availability & Details

Health and Social Care, Foundation Degree SF-HESCFD-D(0000)000

Venue
South Downs Campus
Dates
Academic Year 2019-20 (2 years)

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 or above, which should include English. A written task for applicants without evidence of GCSE qualifications can be undertaken.

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)

 

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.

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

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