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Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc)

Northern Regional College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    Northern Regional College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Content

The Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) in Health and Social Care is an innovative and contemporary course validated by Ulster University which will be attractive to both students and employers in the Health and Social Care sector. The aim of this Foundation Degree is to equip the students with the range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to meet the current and future evolving needs of Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland and beyond.


Upon successful completion of the course students can seek to apply to progress to Year 3 of either BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing / BSc (Hons) Applied Health Studies or year 2 of BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Policy at Ulster University. In addition, upon successful completion of the FdSc in Health and Social Care students can also apply for admission to a range of Allied Health Profession Degree programmes including Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Community Youth Work as well as a range of Social and Life Science Degrees including Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology and many more.

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A level :

Hold a BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or a related Level 3 subject area, or 1 GCE A Level pass or equivalent (but meeting a minimum of 48 UCAS points)


University information

Northern Regional College

  • Campus address

    Northern Regional College, Ballymena Campus, Trostan Avenue, Ballymena, Antrim, BT43 7BN, Northern Ireland

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