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Foundation Degree in Healthcare Studies (Full-Time)

Study full-time for the Foundation Degree in Healthcare Studies which is validated by the University of Bolton. This is your chance to achieve a firm foundation of knowledge and experience in contemporary healthcare practices and methods. We offer a range of practical and work-based learning experiences designed to prepare you for employment and further training in the healthcare sector.
4 & 5
2 years
Lee House, Manchester City Centre

This course is a golden opportunity to develop the intellectual, personal and practical skills so sought-after by employers in the healthcare industries. You’ll have the chance to develop and enhance your understanding of the principles of care, along with the legal and ethical issues associated with social policy and working in the healthcare industries.

When does the course start?

September 2024

What does the course cover?

You will complete the following modules:

Level 4:

  • Communication and ICT
  • Using evidence
  • Introduction to social policy
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Principles of care
  • Promoting health and wellbeing

Level 5:

  • Group dynamics and working as a team
  • Collaborative health care
  • Planning care delivery
  • Introduction to psychology
  • Social inclusion, power and advocacy
  • Children and families

We use a wide range of teaching methods, to make the course engaging and interesting, and support a rich and varied learning experience designed to prepare you for further studies or training, as well as employment.

The assessment strategy for the programme is designed to help you achieve overall goals in addition to those of individual modules. Formative assessments involve personalised feedback to help you build on personal strengths and overcome weaknesses. Summative assessments are those for which the marks contribute to the overall module grade, and these also involve feedback to support your ongoing improvement and achievements.

When will I attend?

Attendance is required one day per week 10am - 2.30pm.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion you will achieve a Foundation Degree in Healthcare Studies, awarded by the University of Bolton.

After graduation, you’ll be able to use your skills in health and social care to seek employment within the youth justice system, NHS trusts, private hospitals, children's services, social services, family centres, as well as children's homes. You’ll also be able to seek work in the voluntary sector and with medical charities and not-for-profit organisations. Further academic studies and professional training in a variety of fields including social work, teaching and allied health professions is a future consideration.

What are the entry requirements?
  • Ideally, you will hold a level 3 qualification in a related subject; however substantial relevant work experience may also be acceptable.
  • You will be expected to work either paid or voluntary within a relevant health and social care setting for a minimum of 15 hours per week alongside the programme. 
How much does the course cost?

£8,250 per year.

Students are generally entitled to a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.

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Lee House,
90 Great Bridgewater Street,
M1 5JW