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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Working in health and social care is much more than just a job. On UCB's Health and Social Care foundation degree course, you'll gain knowledge and skills that will open the doors to an extremely rewarding career meeting the care needs of others in society. Supported by our purpose-built Health Hub and strong links with industry to boost your real-world experience, you'll put yourself in prime position to help meet the increasing demand for highly qualified workers in this rapidly growing sector both in the UK and around the world.**Who’s the course for?**This course is ideal if you are looking for a career in health and social care, ranging from family and disability support or health promotion to substance misuse, offender management or working with gangs. **Why should I study the 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 covering a wide range of contemporary health and social care issues- **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**Great. Tell me some more**UCB's purpose-built Health Hub at our Richmond House campus is designed to support your studies by simulating environments you may encounter in practice. It includes a three-bedded ward area with simulation manikins, a clinical treatment area for learning clinical skills and a typical home area allowing you to experience the challenges of delivering care in the community.Each year you'll undertake a work placement one day a week, covering areas such as supporting children with autism, women with very premature babies or adults with mental illness, working with children in asylum-seeking families, daycare for the elderly, youth clubs and domestic violence units.You can further enhance your CV with a range of additional qualifications as well as other training through Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership, covering issues such as coercive control, FGM and CSE.This course will require you to undergo vetting by the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). UCB will co-ordinate and fund the completion of your DBS check prior to enrolment.**What skills will I gain?**You'll gain a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of working in health and social care, as well as focusing on work-based practice and enhancing your interpersonal and communication skills.You will become skilled in working with the most vulnerable people in society, including those with the most complex support needs.Through a range of work placements, you'll build extensive real-world experience required to work in the sector.**What about the future?** Completing this course will enable you to enter a wide range of job roles, such as:- Advocate Educator- Community Outreach Worker - Crisis Support Worker- Disability Project Officer- Domestic Violence Caseworker- Drug Worker - Education and Welfare Adviser- Family Support Worker- Health Promotion Specialist- Housing Support Worker- Learning Disability Support Worker- Mental Health Advocate- Recovery and Rehabilitation Practitioner- Refugee and Asylum Seeker Caseworker- Sexual Health Outreach Worker- Social Action Manager- Victim Support Worker- Welfare Caseworker- Wellbeing Officer Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of the full BSc (Hons) degree at the end of year two.

Application deadline

15 January

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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A level : 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.


University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

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

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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