Duration:3 years (1 year for Foundation Entry Year and after completion, guaranteed place on the Foundation Degree Health and Social Care which is a further two years)
Course type:Full Time
Fees:£7500 per year
Delivery Method:Face-to-face via Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials
UCAS: 64 points at A2 or flexibility for work experience
BTEC Extended Diploma: MPP
BTEC Diploma: MM
Pass Access Course: 64 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate Diploma: Pass including 64 points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no Component lower than 5.5
GCSEs: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent (or a view to obtaining these before progressing to Year 1 FdA Health and Social Care)
On successful completion of the entry level year you will receive a FdE; on successful completion of a further two year course, you will receive the Health and Social Care FdA. This course is validated by the University of Central Lancashire.
Interested in a career in Health and Social Care, but lack the formal qualifications to apply for a degree? The Health and Social Care – Foundation Entry course will support you to develop academic writing, research and presentation skills needed for degree level study. You’ll also gain important insights into health professional careers in a supportive and engaging learning environment. Once completed, you will have a guaranteed place on Year 1 of our Health and Social Care Foundation Degree, which is accredited by the University of Central Lancashire.
This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that University Campus Oldham offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB).
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
You’ll study the anatomy and physiology of the body. You’ll learn how this may be affected by illness, disease or injury and how to apply these key principles.
Academic Writing and Studying in Health and Social Care.
This module aims to introduce you to the principles of academic writing and studying to prepare you for your academic career.
Learning Development and using Information Communication Technology to present information
This module aims to develop key reflective skills and critical thinking to enable students to internally reflect on their current practice and also interpret research and apply this to practice.
Developing Skills for Delivering Health and Social Care (1)
This module aims to develop your understanding of the professional skills required in Health and Social Care. You’ll gain intrapersonal and interpersonal skills as well as identify your individual development as a professional.
Developing Professional Skills for Delivering Health and Social Care (2)
This module aims to support you in applying your understanding of professional skills needed in the Health and Social Care sector. You will particularly focus on collaborative communication, teamwork skills and developing professional qualities and values which are essential for working in Health and Social Care.
Measuring Health and Wellbeing
This module will introduce you to health interventions at all levels, including government policy and individual practice. You will understand the key sources of evidence and develop skills in the interpretation and analysis of these interventions.
Learning and assessment
This programme is focused on developing a range of skills for you to take into the work place in order to enhance the patient/service user experience.
Each week there will be a variety of sessions that will include lectures, group discussion, debates and presentations, all of which are designed to provide a degree-style experience. You will be encouraged to reflect on experiences from the workplace in order to maximise learning opportunities and discuss these experiences within a group setting.
Assessments include written assignments, workbooks and presentations. The aim of the programme is to allow you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence required to be a successful, caring and resilient health and social care practitioner
Beyond the teaching team, there are a range of services for University Campus Oldham students which include study skills support, IT skills development, disability and wellbeing support.
By meeting the course-specific requirements during the Foundation Entry year this course gives students the opportunity to acquire the entry requirements needed to gain entry onto the Foundation Degree Health and Social Care at University Campus Oldham.
If you choose to undertake the Foundation Degree Health and Social Care, successful completion of the two-year programme will also give you access to the third year of the BSc (Hons) Top Up Health and Social Care, so you will have the opportunity to study a full Honours Degree programme. Both programmes provide access to a range of exciting graduate careers.