Course Type: Higher Education

Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Full time)

  • Course Code AAA0120
  • Day Weekdays
  • Time TBC
  • Start Date 17th September 2018
  • Fee Year 1: £7,965
    Year 2: £7,500
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Baltic Campus

This full-time course, validated by University of Sunderland is designed for those working in or with an ambition to work in a professional role in the health and social care services, including social work and nursing. This hands-one programme is focused around work-based learning, allowing you to put your theoretical knowledge into working practice. 

What will I study?

Modules include:

  • Understanding Health and Social Care
  • Developing Independent Learning and Professionalism in the Social Sciences
  • Exploring Psycho-Social Theory
  • Working in Health and Social Care Settings
  • Dimensions of Health
  • Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences

What are the career opportunities?

Foundation degrees are recognised by employers regionally and nationally as they include knowledge and skills that are underpinned by professional values and principles.This programme prepares you for work in a range of health and social care services including mental health, care work, domestic violence, drug and alcohol teams, disability support, youth work and family support work. 

Can I progress to a full degree?

Yes. This foundation degree is equivalent to the first two years of a full honours degree course and upon successful completion you can apply to complete the final year at the University of Sunderland to study on a part time or full time basis.

Please note:Whilst every effort is made to run advertised programmes, this course will run subject to suitable student numbers.

An interview is required and a DBS check is required.

How to apply

Applications can be made through UCAS, via University of Sunderland, or you can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or e-mail start@gateshead.ac.uk

Qualifications needed

2 GCSEs grade C (4) or above in English and maths.

3 A-levels or a BTEC Extended Diploma (DMM or above) or their equivalent, such as an HEFC.

You will need to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check before starting this course.

There are loans available that you can apply for to help cover the costs of course fees or living costs (if studying full time).

For more information or advice, contact our Student Finance Officer on 0191 490 2325 or email grace.harrison@gateshead.ac.uk

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