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Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****Do you want a career that makes a real difference in people’s lives? Are you passionate about supporting others in their greatest time of need? Our Health and Social Care foundation degree will help you open the door to an extremely rewarding career meeting the care needs of others in society.**This course will give you the skills and knowledge to be able to help a wide variety of people, including the most vulnerable individuals and those with complex care and support needs. Delivered by expert staff with a wealth of vocational experience, our Health and Social Care course covers the broad skills and knowledge fundamental to the health and care needs of society as a whole, adapting to the latest changes in this dynamic sector.To put your training into practice, you will have the chance to take on work placements throughout your studies. There is a vast array of additional qualifications and opportunities available for you to further expand your expertise and abilities, while you will also be able to tailor your studies to your career aims and interests with a range of optional modules to choose from.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Work placements** – Gain essential real-world experience throughout your degree by going on placement one day per week, with opportunities in a huge variety of settings- **Enrichment** – Enhance your CV with further training and qualifications through Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership, covering themes such as coercive control, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child sexual exploitation (CSE)- **Specialise your studies** – Pick a research topic to study in depth and choose from a wide range of optional modules, including themes such as substance misuse or managing acute and chronic conditions**PLACEMENTS**Throughout our course, you will undertake a vocational placement one day per week. A wide variety of opportunities are available, with our past students having supported children with autism, women with very premature babies, adults with mental illness, projects supporting asylum-seeking families and much more.Employers we have worked with include Barnardo's, Birmingham Women's & Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Anchor Homes, Heartlands Resource Centre and Wilson Stuart School.**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Health promotion specialist- Family support worker- Community education officer- Community development worker- Learning mentor- Advice workerUpon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BSc (Hons) degree.- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per year

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

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A level : DD - CD

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

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University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

International reputation for business, finance and management-focused degrees and highly competitive tuition fees, with scholarships and fee waivers available.
Richly diverse student population from 57 countries right across Europe and the rest of the world, from India and China to Canada and the United States.
On-campus international centre for support from visas to health and wellbeing, and overseas offices to support with degree choices and the application process.

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