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University of Wolverhampton

Health and Social Care

UCAS Code: L511

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

D

Gain a D from at least one 'A' Level.

Access to HE Diploma - Kite Marked Certificate (Full Award 60 Credits)

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

PPP

BTEC QCF Extended Diploma at PPP

UCAS Tariff

24
81%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Health and social care

This work-focused Foundation Degree will enable you to examine health and social care as it applies to the community at large.
The aim of this course is to provide you with knowledge of and insight into health and social care issues for individuals and communities and health and social care services.
This higher education course is delivered by local further education colleges and is awarded by the University of Wolverhampton
By forming links with local and national employers - and responding effectively to their needs – the programme remains fresh and up-to-date. It contains an element of work experience which you negotiate yourself, using your current work if relevant.
If you currently work in health or social this course will provide you with core skills to enhance your work; if you are looking to enter a career in health & social care it will give you access to a wide range of career options.
This higher education course is delivered by local further education colleges and is awarded by the University of Wolverhampton
By forming links with local and national employers - and responding effectively to their needs – the programme remains fresh and up-to-date. It contains an element of work experience which you negotiate yourself, using your current work if relevant.
If you currently work in health or social this course will provide you with core skills to enhance your work; if you are looking to enter a career in health & social care it will give you access to a wide range of career options.
Many students who undertake the Foundation Degree may be currently employed in areas of health or social care – however, those who aren’t could find work in residential care, community care and health promotion in the community and schools.
Following successful completion, you could progress to the BA (Hons) Health Studies, or another related Honours degree.

The Uni


Course locations:

City of Wolverhampton College

Telford College of Art & Technology

Department:

Institute of Community and Society

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
low
Health and social care

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health studies

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health and social care

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
20%
Welfare professionals
13%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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