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Health and Social Care

Course Code: UF5032, UX5032

Level: 5
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Foundation Degree
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
When you'll study: Two days a week (one day if part-time) 9.00am - 4.15pm

About the course

Full Fee

Full-time £14,900 (£7,450 per year)
Part-time £11,100 (£3,700 per year)

 

This course is an ideal pathway for anyone looking to study with students with a range of ages, ethnicities and backgrounds in an enriched learning environment. The course provides a high level of pastoral support, especially for those who have not been in education for some years. Included in the course are Study Skills and Master Class sessions which directly contribute to skills in academic writing and social and cultural engagement and opportunities.   

For more information about this course please read the Programme Quality Handbook which contains programme specifications and module information.

What you'll learn

The course includes the following subjects:

  • dementia awareness
  • mental health issues and wellbeing
  • psychological perspectives in health and social care
  • communication
  • safeguarding
  • research design and inquiry (health and social care)
  • sociological perspectives in health and social care
  • issues of leadership and management
  • person centred practice – holistic care
  • examination of legislation and quality protocols/standards
  • personal professional practice portfolio.
Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have the following:

  • 48 UCAS tariff points (to include a full level 3 qualification) or a T Level pass in an appropriate subject area
  • five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths
  • a clear DBS certificate.

Any applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant work experience and/or professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Assessments/Exams

Assessment will be through essays, case studies, reports and research, which are directly linked to your professional practice and ongoing reflection.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to:

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

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.)

Full-time Part-time

Course Code: UF5032

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £7450

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: UX5032

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £3700

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.