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

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Care & Health

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
    9 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Ulster University Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdSc) Science in Health and Social Care
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 09/09/2024
    Fees:
    £2,500 per annum (subject to change)

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 O4 or above at OLC in 5 subjects (to include OLC English) or an equivalent standard in an approved qualification; AND (c) Provide evidence of competence in numeracy (OLC Grade O4 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 Higher 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.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required
Access NI Check
Attendance at Information Session

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.

Enquiry

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    The College gave me so many amazing opportunities, such as competing at the 'Worldskills' Finals in Russia!
    Declan Porter
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    The variety of subjects and the freedom to explore various themes and projects have helped me find my love for contemporary 3D work and sculpture. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is serious about studying Art & Design. School can’t give you the hands-on experience this course does. It has prepared me for University and helped me achieve my dream of going to Glasgow School of Art!
    Katie Curry
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