Health & Social Care (Foundation Degree)
This foundation degree course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience that you need to practice high quality, compassionate care work, and provide you with the basis to progress onto a BA (Hons) degree programme.
Size: Foundation Degree
Purpose: Higher Education
Duration: 2 years full-time/3 years part-time
Course validation: Newman University
What are the qualifications about?
You will learn health and social care academic theory and practical skills, and develop both your specialist knowledge and broader understanding of the key health and social care issues of our time. You will study work placement modules, building to a substantial work placement at Level 5.
Who are they for?
This course is ideal if you are interested in working in careers such as care work, counselling, education, social work, or community and family support work, or if you wish to go on to complete a BA (Hons) degree.
What do I need?
There is no specific level 3 qualification required but you will need English at Level 2 and a commitment to achieving Level 2 in Maths during the course.
Why choose Ruskin College?
Ruskin has a remarkable history in the field of health and social care, and a reputation for excellence in social science studies.
You will study in a challenging and supportive learning environment with a small learning group approach which really focuses on you.
What sorts of things do they cover?
- Health and Inequality
- Critical Skills for Health & Social Care
- Models of Health
- Values and Ethics in Health & Social Care
- Contexts of Care
- Introduction to Work Related Learning
- Communication in Health & Social Care Settings
- Policy and Concepts
- Communication in Social Care Settings
- Leadership and Change
- Work Placement
- Skills for Social Care
How will I learn and be assessed?
You will have approximately 9 hours of teaching per week, if studying full-time. You will also complete reading, research, library searches, project work and prepare for presentations. Some modules involve project and/or small group work. You will undertake a variety of assessments and a final project; there are no examinations.
How long do they take?
Completing the Health and Social Care Foundation Degree usually takes:
- 2 years full time
- 3 years part time
What jobs could they lead to?
You can progress onto rewarding roles within the public, private and voluntary sectors, including care work, community liaison, hospice work and family support work, or go on to further study at BA (Hons) degree level.
What would it cost me?
£9,000 per year full-time, £6,000 per year part-time. For more information visit our University Programmes Fees and Funding page.