Health and Social Care

Foundation Degree

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).

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. 

Type of study
Full-Time, Higher Education
Examination board
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 (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.

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 using a variety of methods, including essays, case studies, reports, observations, individual and group poster presentations and a dissertation proposal.

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 one year BA (Hons) in Adult Social Care degree programme here at HSDC or alternative Bachelors degree programme at a university.

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