Health and Social Care

Foundation Degree*

Full and Part Time Options

September 2017

Two Years, full time or Four Years Part Time

Contact us: 01865 759600

*subject to validation


This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills that care groups need and employers want. It is flexibly delivered using college-based teaching and work based learning supported through online resources. It will provide you with the key ideas and practical professional care skills demanded by employers in the 21st century care sector.  It will also give you the basis to progress on to a BA (Hons) Degree.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

If you have a Certificate of Higher Education or 120 Credits in a relevant subject you may be eligible for direct entry onto the Foundation Degree year (Level 5).

Ruskin College is committed to widening participation and has no specific Level 3 academic entry requirements for students to study on its higher education programmes. Students must demonstrate that they have the ability to benefit from studying the programme and fulfil the learning outcomes of the programme. Students must demonstrate an interest in the field of study they wish to undertake. Students may be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to commencing their programme if they plan to undertake external work experience or placement opportunities offered by that programme.


On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care. A Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care will equip students to progress professionally or academically.  The Health and Social Care sector is expanding year on year and this course will provide you with a firm basis from which to progress academically in health and social care studies or in broader- based medical, sociological, or anthropological spheres or professionally.