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BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Foundation Year in Health and Care


Student Finance Available


Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends


4 Years


London - Canary Wharf, London - Greenford, Birmingham, Manchester


September, January, May

Awarded Degree

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Foundation Year in Health and Care

Course Overview

Our comprehensive four-year health and social care degree program emphasizes the holistic delivery of services, centered around the needs of patients and communities. Rooted in key concepts and ongoing debates in health and social care, our program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge essential for a successful career. You'll delve into crucial issues such as life quality, effective caregiving, and communication, establishing a strong foundation in individualized health and care provision. Exploration of models for person-centered provision and the impact of behaviors on health will be central to your learning experience.

Crafted in collaboration with leading health and social care employers to meet the demand for skilled professionals in this expanding field, our degree program places you at the forefront of learning and professional practice. The integrated Foundation Year in Health and Care serves as an introductory phase, during which you'll develop academic skills, gain confidence, and be introduced to key concepts and debates shaping your subsequent years of undergraduate study.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will advance to explore advanced topics such as managing in health and care, understanding factors influencing decision-making in health and social care. You will benefit from the expertise of experienced professionals in the field, gaining subject-specific skills and examining health and social care from both national and global perspectives, with an emphasis on cultural values and beliefs. This approach enables you to deliver compassionate, high-quality, and inclusive care services for individuals, families, and communities.

Throughout your study, the significance of cultural competence, social justice, adherence to relevant legislation, and professional standards will be emphasized. Practical work placements, integral to the degree, provide hands-on experience in various health and social care settings, including residential care facilities, NHS, children's and family centers, and non-government agencies.

The applied nature of this degree ensures that you graduate with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for professional practice, meeting the demands of employers in this rapidly growing sector.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements for Individuals Under 21 Years Old:

Applicants under the age of 21 applying for Foundation year programs are required to attain a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points from at least 1 full A level or an accepted equivalent qualification.


Applicants Aged 21 and Above:

We warmly welcome mature students aged 21 and above, even those with few or no formal qualifications. If such applicants do not meet the standard entry requirements but can demonstrate that their life/work skills are conducive to undergraduate study, they will be considered for our Foundation program.


Relevant work experience and prior learning will be thoroughly assessed, and, where appropriate, accreditation will be granted as part of the application process.


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