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Health and Social Care

Foundation Degree FdSc (awarded by Plymouth University)

Level Five

What's it all about? 

Applying for a full-time Foundation Degree at City College Plymouth through UCAS? Our UCAS institution code has changed - please use C83 for all courses, not our old code which was P60. If you've already started applying for a course with us under P60, please log in to your UCAS account and change the institution code before submitting your application.


This Foundation Degree will focus on some of the complex issues underpinning the provision of health and social care within the UK today. Renewed emphasis is placed on raising the awareness of dementia and mental health with dedicated opportunities for you to pursue meaningful and relevant research in the field alongside your own professional practice. The course is designed to meet the needs of those employed in base-line caring roles and or perhaps volunteering who seek to improve their own knowledge and understanding via Continued Professional Development. You should be a passionate and caring individual who seeks to contribute to raising overall quality care standards by improving your own professional practice and sharing ideas with others in the field.


Upon completion of this course you may be able to progress to:

  • the one-year BSc (Hons) Sociology top-up degree at Plymouth University (subject to approval)
  • employment in the public or private sector as a Health and Social Care worker
  • working with local, regional or national authorities in the improvement and maintenance of health and social care.
Terms and Conditions

Please Note

Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" (if additional courses are taken), and "full-time" courses may become "part-time" to suit your requirements.

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 (August 2016 - July 2017). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2017/18.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees or access to higher education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Important information for 16 - 18 year olds

In order to support you in your future career, all 16-18 year old students in both schools and colleges who do not have an A*-C grade in their English or maths GCSE will study towards a GCSE as part of their main study programme. If you achieve grade E or below you will study towards a Functional Skills English and/or maths qualification.