Mode: Full-time
Start Date: September 2020
Duration: 2 years full-time, delivered at Accrington and Rossendale College, UCAS Code: L511
Cost: £7725 for Full-time
Course Overview

This programme offers a unique opportunity to undergo a course of study, which compliments the development of skills and competencies in the workplace. The programme has been designed as a partnership between employers and education providers and provides a vocationally relevant higher education qualification.

The foundation degree programme has the advantage of offering on-going support in the workplace in conjunction with academic support from the college. The academic staff teaching on the programme have vocational experience in the field of health and social care as well as proven academic integrity and are ideally placed to help you bridge the gap between theory and practice in your area of work practice equipping you with transferrable skills. Work in the care sector today is challenging and continually evolving. The need to have ‘joined-up’ services between health and social care is important.

To this end, the training and education you receive will allow you to see your own job role and organisation within the wider care context. Issues around care delivery are always topical, and informed understanding of these issues is important for both students of the subject and workers employed in the care sector.


What will I learn?

Units in the programme may include:

• Communications and ICT
• Legal and Ethical Issues
• Introduction to Social Policy
• Using Evidence
• Principles of Care
• Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care

• Group Dynamics and Working in Teams
• Collaborative Health and Social Care
• Planning Care Delivery
• Health Promotion – Challenges and Opportunities
• Social Inclusion, Empowerment and Health
• Mental Health Care – Perspectives and Practice


How will the course be assessed?

Assessment takes place at the end of each module and is in the form of essays, reports, portfolios, presentations, seminar papers and seminar presentations.


Materials and other information

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


The articulated progression route is the BA (Hons) Health and Applied Social Studies validated by Bucks New University and delivered at Accrington and Rossendale College.


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