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Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Mental Health)

Burnley College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    Burnley College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About this course
This unique course has been created in response to the needs of health and social care providers in the voluntary, private and public sectors to enhance the training and qualifications of their advanced practitioners, operational and managerial staff, to meet the current service quality and performance agenda. This course will be relevant to students working, or intending to work, within the fields of Health and Social Care. Students on this course will need to undertake a total of 250 hours of placement, in setting such as community health dementia suites and care homes. If students are already in employment this can count towards placement hours. This placement experience is integral to ensuring students are able to apply the theory from the classroom into the practical setting and develop their individual skills and abilities within this field.

Awarded By
This course is awarded by the University of Central Lancashire

Progression & Careers
Graduates of this course will be able to progress to senior roles within the Health and Social Care sector. They can also top up this programme to a full degree within Health and Social Care at UCLan Preston, which opens up the opportunities for post graduate study in fields such as social work, various nursing disciplines, occupational therapy, sexual health and physiotherapy. This course is popular with students who are already working in the sector and wish to enhance their preofessional development.

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UCAS Points : 104

Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points.


University information

Burnley College

  • Campus address

    Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 0AN, England

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