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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Health and Social Care

UCAS Code: 8C37

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


64 UCAS tariff points at AS/A2 level (minimum 32 points at A2 level)

64 UCAS points

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

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Whether experienced in the health and social care sector or not, this popular Foundation Degree will develop your skills and knowledge of social care through a blend of work-based learning and classroom teaching. This course provides you with a sound and critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, as well as the skills you need for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. You will also learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services. There are two pathways for this course: a Practitioner Pathway and a Non-Practitioner Pathway. Your choice will be dictated by whether you are already working within a health and social care setting and whether you already possess a vocationally related qualification. In Year 2 you can be assessed against the National Occupational Standards, culminating in the achievement of a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care if you do not already hold this qualification. If you already possess a Level 3 vocationally-related qualification you will be able to undertake alternative CPD Units.

On completion of the Foundation Degree you may decide to top-up to the full BA Hons) at the University Centre Somerset. Alternatively, the qualification will open up a variety of career paths in the health and social care sectors and give you the potential to work in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

Modules

Modules may include:

• Interpersonal Skills and Communication Strategies
• Applied Human Development
• Values, Morals and Ethics
• Introduction to Sociology
• Professional Development
• Managing Care Settings
• Evidence Based Practice
• Mental Health and Wellbeing

Assessment methods

Assessment is largely via coursework, tests of knowledge and understanding and written assignments – reflective essays, project reports, and presentations. We offer comprehensive study skills support throughout your time at College in order to help maximise your chances of success. Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers.

Tuition fees

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

England
£7,800
per year
EU
£7,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,800
per year
Scotland
£7,800
per year
Wales
£7,800
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Taunton Campus

Department:

Health and Early Years

TEF rating:

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