Higher Education:

Level 4 & 5 Health and Social Care – Foundation Degree

Course Details

Entry Requirements

A Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care, 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.

Content

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)

Assessment

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

Progression

You can progress to study a Top-Up BA (Hons) in Health and Social Care or Adult Social Care.

Considerations

All of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures, tutorials, seminars, and teaching facilities. You will also have access to some support and services:

  • A range of student services – advisors and careers service;
  • The LRC services are free for students and there are some e-resources available. You may become liable for fines if you don’t return items on time.
  • Open access IT spaces, wi-fi across the campuses
  • Access to support from our Careers Service

You must be prepared to carry out self-study activities and occasionally travel to the University of Chichester.

Additional Costs

  • Some core textbooks may be required although many are able to be borrowed from the LRC
  • General stationery and other supplies such as presentation materials
  • Photocopying and printing (note: a hard copy of each assessment to be submitted is required)
  • The library is charged for the Inter Library Loans service – we pass this cost on directly to our customers
  • Travel to, from and between Fareham and Chichester University
  • Gym membership
  • Educational Visits,  Students may be required to pay towards the cost
  • If you require a Diagnostic Assessment for a Specific Learning Difficulty such as Dyslexia, the college may be able to assist you in arranging this. You will be required to pay for this assessment.
  • Graduation: It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Graduands must wear academic dress. Academic dress, guest tickets and photography are additional costs payable by the student.

 

Courses that work with vulnerable people may require a DBS enhanced disclosure check. Often your employer will organise this for you but if you are completing a placement this will cost about £44.

Duration

This course last for 24 months (2 years) from your selected start date.

Study & Delivery

This course is delivered alongside a work placement. You will be in college for one day per week and at work a minimum of 12 hours per week. Please get in touch if you need any additional information around working arrangements or organising a placement.

Start Dates

02.09.2019 – 11.05.2020 | Mon | 09:30 – 14:30

Course Cost

£3,500 per year
Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Funding Information

You may be eligible to receive fee remission or a loan for this course. Please contact our Enrolments Team on 01329 815 171 for more information or email them below.

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