This part-time course, validated by University of Sunderland, is designed for those who are working in, or would like to work in, a professional role in the health and social care services, including social work and nursing. This hands-on programme is centred around work-based learning, allowing you to put your theoretical knowledge into working practice.
What will I study?
- 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 both knowledge and skills and are underpinned by professional values and principles. This programme prepares you for work in a range of careers including mental health, care work, domestic violence support, drug and alcohol teams, disability support, youth work and family support work.
Can I progress to a BA (Hons) degree?
Yes. This programme forms the first two years of a full degree programme, allowing you to complete a further year at university to achieve a BA (Hons) degree.
Please note: Whilst every effort is made to run all advertised courses, this programme will run subject to suitable student numbers.