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Health and Social Care (Foundation Entry) FdA

University of Central Lancashire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This one year programme aims to equip students with a range of skills required for successful study at degree-level in health and social care-related subjects. The course looks to develop academic skills alongside team working, communication and leadership skills. Throughout the year, the basic concepts of health and social care will be introduced using a variety of teaching and assessment methods to attempt to deliver an effective, rewarding and innovative learning experience. By meeting the course-specific requirements during the Foundation Entry year this course gives students the opportunity to acquire the entry requirements needed to successfully gain entry onto the following courses:Pre-registration Nursing (Adult)Pre-registration Nursing (Mental Health)Foundation Degree in Health and Social CareMidwiferySexual Health StudiesCounselling and Psychotherapy StudiesAlternatively, for those who wish to pursue further study in health and social care but do not have a specific professional route in mind, there is the option to complete the Foundation Entry year and then progress onto the Foundation Degree course. Following successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students can progress onto the one-year BSc top-up course to earn a BSc in Health and Social Care. Subject to achieving the relevant entry requirements, you may then have the opportunity to complete a postgraduate course and achieve professional registration in areas such as Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work and Occupational Therapy. Alternatively you may continue to expand your knowledge and expertise in health and social care by enrolling onto one of our masters programmes such as MSc Transforming Integrated Health and Social Care and MSc Applied Public Health.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 12,700per year

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

University information

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

An affordable city for students, Preston was also named as best place in the UK’s North West to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Guide 2019).
UCLan is culturally-diverse, home to students from 120 countries and with international partnerships across the globe.
Students get free sports centre membership, allowing them to use the new Sir Tom Finney sports centre and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 35 1

    32nd out of 83 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    120 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    133 77%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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