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Health and Social Care FdA

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Key Information

Start date:September

Institutional code:O10

UCAS code:L511

Duration:2 years full time / 3 years part time

Course type:Full Time / Part Time

Fees per year:£7500

Additional costs per year:£44 (enhanced DBS)

Entry Requirements

72 UCAS Points, or


Access to HE Diploma – Merit

and GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or FS2 or K23

Accreditation of prior learning is considered on an individual basis for those candidates that have undertaken relevant study in a health and social care related field.

All students must be prepared to undergo and prove they have an enhanced DBS suitable to work with vulnerable adults and children.


FdA Health and Social Care validated by University of Central Lancashire

Students will study a range of subjects which will provide the foundation for a future career in areas relevant to health and social care, including nursing and social work.

Course Content - Year 1

Study skills and lifelong learning
Introduction to Community Practice
Communication and Collaboration
UK Social Policy
Foundations for Practice

Course Content - Year 2

Social care theory and practice
Management and leadership
Power, oppression and society
Health aging and social care
Supporting professional practice

Placements and Work Experience

Placement to be completed in years 1 and 2. DBS clearance required prior to engagement with placement. Training provided: basic life support.

Visiting vocational speakers (e.g. children and families social workers).

What careers can the course lead to?

Basis for BSc (Hons) top-up.

Career options include probation service, management, paramedic, race relations officer, mental health advocate. Once top-up completed, students can apply for postgraduate courses in nursing, social work and related occupations.

Teaching and Assessment methods

Essays, case studies, portfolios, reports and presentations

Facilities particular to the course

Lecture theatres, classrooms, work-based placements.

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