Foundation Degree (FdSc) Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

About This Course

This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in the health and social care sector. This Foundation Degree provides a principle route for the training and education of Assistant Practitioners.

The course also incorporates the Care Certificate at Level 4 for the learner employed within the health and social care setting.

Course Summary

The course has been designed in response to the rapidly changing workforce demands and policy initiatives aimed at modernising services and improving quality, productivity and efficiency. It covers both the academic and work-based competencies that are relevant to a multitude of roles within health and social care settings.

Modules in Year One:

  • Work-based learning (academic)
  • Work-based learning (practice)
  • Reflective & personal development skills
  • Essential sciences for person-centred care
  • Holistic assessment, delivery and implementation of health and social care interventions
  • Foundations for effective collaborative practice

Modules in Year Two:

  • Work-based learning (academic)
  • Work-based learning (practice)
  • Promoting health, wellbeing and independence 
  • Using and evaluating evidence to inform practice
  • Leadership and management

Assessment of modules includes essays, portfolios and presentations.

Why Study With Us?

The course offers an intimate learning environment with groups of no more than 25 learners. Tutors are experienced in teaching at this level of academia and
have relevant experience within the health and social care sector.

In addition to achieving the relevant academic qualifications, the course includes a placement element to ensure that learners can advance their practice skills too.

Entry Requirements

  • 48 UCAS points
  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above or equivalents (Level 2 Adult Numeracy/Literacy, Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number). It may be possible to attain GCSEs in Maths and/or English alongside the course if you do not already have these
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma from a QAA-recognised course

How To Apply

For further information call 01709 513355 or email

What You Can Progress To

You may be able to progress to a Degree in areas such as:

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
  • BA (Hons) Social Work
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Many of the above degrees will allow entry with advanced standing i.e. you would join the second year of the degree.

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