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UCAS CODE: L510

Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Course Overview

Planning to start or further your career as a health and social care professional? Have a strong desire to help people? Our foundation course is an excellent gateway into a variety of roles in care homes, residential homes, voluntary organisations, special schools and agencies providing domiciliary care.

Practical learning

Structured around employment in the health and social care sector, this course has been designed with relevant employers to meet the demanding needs of the industry. Our lecturers will help you develop specialist knowledge and skills in care work. This work-based course will also help you to gain skills in analysis and evaluation. You’ll also gain first-hand experience through work-based learning in either paid employment or voluntary roles.

You’ll work with a range of different people such as young offenders, those with mental health needs, learning disabilities and also the vulnerable, elderly and disabled.

What are my career prospects

Graduates will have experience in the working environment and will be qualified for a number of careers, including caring for those with mental health issues, learning difficulties, the elderly and the disabled.

When you finish, you may want to further your expertise on our conversion course taking your qualifications to an honours degree in Professional Practice (Integrated Health & Social Care).

How will you help me prepare for my future?

Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the path to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 40

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 40. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.We welcome applications from mature students. You do not always need formal qualifications to apply, but will need to have an interview with the course leader.Every application is considered on an individual basis.

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University information

Buckinghamshire New University

  • University League Table

    124th

  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 83 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    99 57%

    78th

    34
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    49th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    30th

    4

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