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Care Studies - FdSc (Foundation Degree)

UCAS Code: L510

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

E

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

PPP

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16

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

The Foundation Degree in Care Studies is a two-year, full-time Higher Education course designed to provide students with the opportunity to study a range of healthcare disciplines and builds an appropriate academic foundation and relevance in each subject area. The programme enables students to develop a range of graduate and expected employability skills which transfer to the world of work. The requisite work placement element of the programme gives opportunities for students to acquire practical skills and professional values within the diverse field of practice.

A number of our FdSc Care Studies graduates improve current career pathways (H&SC) whilst others may progress into further training or undertake professional qualification. Career routes are diverse as a progression from this programme, most graduates go on to pursue traditional care options, though the course is not limiting in this respect. Alternative career considerations are promoted through the college careers advice centre and links with the wider industrial provision, e.g. Police force, 3rd Sector, Youth services, Rehabilitation teams, Environmental health, Public health.

Modules

Year 1 Modules include:

The Value of Communication in promoting Equality and Dignity in Care
Partnership Working
Contemporary Issues relating to Safeguarding Vulnerable Individuals
Study Skills
Current Issues
Workplace Practice

Year 2 Modules include:

Psycho - Sociological perspectives on Health and Wellbeing
Research in the wider Health and Social care arena
Implementing Change in Care Practice
Impact of an Aging Population
Third Sector
Workplace Practice.

Assessment methods

You will usually have to complete portfolios, oral and poster presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Afan Campus

Department:

School of Health, Social and Child care

TEF rating:

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