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Health and Social Care (Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdSc))

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Course Overview

This is an innovative and contemporary course from Ulster University which will be attractive to both students and employers in the Health & Social Care sector. The aim of this course is to address the needs of the local market by preparing graduates to gain the range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to meet the current and future evolving needs of Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland. You will study a variety of modules relevant to the health and social care setting. Furthermore, students will complete 240 hours of Work Based Learning (work placement) which will also be assessed.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

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    Type
    Start Date
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  • Course: Ulster University Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdSc) Science in Health and Social Care
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    (2676)
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Awarding Body
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Course Modules

  • Effective Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Work Based Learning
  • Safeguarding and Managing Risk
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Innovative Practices to Support Health & Wellbeing
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health & Social Care
  • Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice
  • The Effective Learner
  • Social Theories and Concepts
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

(a) Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements; AND (b) Have attained Grade A, B or C at GCSE in 5 subjects (to include GSCE English) or an equivalent standard in an approved qualification; AND (c) Provide evidence of competence in numeracy (GCSE Grade C or above or equivalent – this requirement may be met within (b) and can be met with level 2 Essential Skills Application of number; (d) hold a BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or a related Level 3 subject area, or 1 GCE A Level pass or equivalent (with a minimum of 48 UCAS points); OR as an alternative to (a), (b), (c) and (d): (e) Provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry (visit www.nwrc.ac.uk/apply for details). All applicants must also satisfy Enhanced Disclosure from Access NI. Applicants will be invited for mandatory information session and interview.

ROI Requirements

(a) Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements; AND (b) Have attained Grade A, B or C at GCSE in 5 subjects (to include GSCE English) or an equivalent standard in an approved qualification; AND (c) Provide evidence of competence in numeracy (GCSE Grade C or above or equivalent – this requirement may be met within (b) and can be met with level 2 Essential Skills Application of number; (d) hold a BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or a related Level 3 subject area, or 1 GCE A Level pass or equivalent (with a minimum of 48 UCAS points to include at least 2 grades at H4 or higher); OR as an alternative to (a), (b), (c) and (d): (e) Provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry (visit www.nwrc.ac.uk/apply for details). All applicants must also satisfy Enhanced Disclosure from Access NI. Applicants will be invited for mandatory information session and interview.

Work Placement

In addition, all students must complete 240 hours of Work Based Learning (placement) which will also be assessed.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Books - £50-£100

What's Next?

Further Study

Students can progress onto degree pathways. Progression pathways on to Year 2 or Year 3 of some Degrees exist, for example BSc Health and Wellbeing and BSc Applied Health Studies. Students also consider professional degrees in Health and Social Care, such as Nursing or Social Work.

Career Prospects

As the Foundation Degree incorporates Work Based Learning (240 hours), students will also progress onto a range of Health and Social Care jobs. The course combines both academic studies and Work Based Learning.

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