Foundation Degree (FdA) Health & Social Care (Social Care) Awarded by UCLan

16172W1 | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 10/09/2018
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

This course enables students to access a career in the rewarding and challenging industry. The course provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience to excel within a health care setting. Incorporating the latest thinking and practical expertise this course will offer a broad-based grounding in the principles of Health & Social Care and the opportunity to combine theory and practical experience.

What will I study?

The course includes units covering: Study and Lifelong Learning Skills, Contextualising Welfare 1 - The development of UK Social Policy, Foundations for Practice, Introduction to Community Practice: Research and Development, Communication and Collaboration.Power and Oppression and Society, Health and Ageing and Social Care, Social Care: Theory and Practice, Supporting Professional Practice, Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care.

How long is the course?

One day per week over two academic years. By combining the principles of health and social care with work based elements this full time course aims to develop your skills and to support effective multidisciplinary practice in the workplace.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment ranges from assignments, group presentations, online assessments and portfolio development. Work-based learning is integral to the course aims, enabling the use and evaluation of skills and knowledge in practice. Students will omplete two place

What qualifications do I need?

72 UCAS Tariff Points, Students must also possess a Grade C or above in English at GCSE or equivalent. Mature students with experience, a portfolio of work and employer references.

What can I progress onto?

Alumni students have progressed into positions within the NHS and private sector within private hospiatls, social services, family centre and children's homes.

Other Information

As a student on a course awarded by UCLan you are also a student of the university. This means that you haveaccess to facilities including library, social facilities and the Students' Union. You are expected to be in appropriate employment or undertake a work placement.

Course Fees

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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