The Foundation Certificate/Degree in Health and Social Care offers an exciting pathway for developing a career working in health and social care including progressing onto professional course in both health and social care. The Foundation Certificate in Health and Social Care can be achieved by undertaking the first year of this degree programme.
This course is awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, UCLan.
The aim of an FdHSC is to produce a “practice ready workforce” and maintain an excellent learning environment. The course has a strong emphasis on work-based learning and aims to equip students who are working or intending to work in health and social care with the relevant knowledge and skills to address continuing professional development needs and to bridge the gap between theory and practice. The course offers a clear pathway to either employment or further education.
The Foundation Degree was designed in response to changes in government policy which encouraged widening participation and work based learning.
There is also a placement requirement of 100 hours per year. Students are encouraged to find their own placement with college support if required.
There is an option to complete modules part-time rather than the full qualification.
The Programme involves the study of core themes, and the acquisition of skills at levels 4 and 5.
Year 1: • Study and lifelong learning skills
• Communication and collaboration in health and social care
• Care from the clients perspective
• Anatomy, physiology and psychology of health
• Foundations for Practice (Placement module)
Year 2: • Your own research topic
• Health promotion
• Rehabilitation Practice
• Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care
• Supporting Professional Practice (placement module)
Assessment is via essays, projects, reports, and presentations. Also there is one multiple-choice exam (within the Anatomy and Physiology module).
A successful placement requirement of 100 hours per year must be completed in order to achieve this award.
Award: FD Professional Qualification 2 Years Full Time Taught in English