Foundation Degree (FdA) Health and Social Care

 

This qualification builds on a student’s previous Level 3 or NVQ3 qualification and knowledge and understanding of Health and Social Care issues. After successful completion of the course (2 years), students would achieve a Foundation Degree Award (Level 5) and can continue to undertake the B A (Hons) in Adult Socical Care Top Up to attain a Batchelor of Arts degree (Level 6).

 

 

Introductory course information

Award: Foundation Degree (FdA) Health and Social Care

UCAS Code: L500

Institution Code: K83

Location of study: Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road

Awarding body: Students who complete the course successfully will receive a foundation degree from University of Chichester.

Course duration: 2 years (full-time)

Academic year dates: Full-time course: September 2019 - June 2021

Days of the week: Learning takes place alongside your role as: a Manager, paid employee or volunteer. You will be required to attend formal learning on one session per week over each term.

Work: Applicants need to be currently employed or doing voluntary work for no less than 12 hours a week.

Timetables: Timetables are normally available at enrolment. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week.

Course leader: Verrol Tomlinson, 020 8268 2615 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry requirements

This degree course is for students with a Level 3 or NVQ3 qualification in Health and Social Care who will need to be currently employed or doing voluntary work for no less than 12 hours a week in a care setting. We actively support students with additional needs, e.g. dyslexia.

 

Applications from International students with equivalent qualifications and IELTS 7.0 are welcome.

Course overview

Whether you work with children or adults, the programme is designed to ensure that you will be supported to develop the knowledge and skills that are needed in today’s workforce. Employers need practitioners who, in addition to possessing theoretical knowledge of health and social care, can apply this knowledge practice; can work in interprofessional contexts; and are reflective with good decision making abilities.

Module information

This award requires the accumulation of 240 credits, 120 for each year of study. Modules studied include:

Year 1:

  • Developing academic and professional skills
  • Reflective practise and decision making
  • Health and Social Care in context
  • Inter professional working
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Safeguarding

Year 2:

  • Disability in health
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Working with substance misuse
  • Understanding and applying research

Teaching and learning

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will have access to computer and library facilities throughout your course.

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions or working/volunteering you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library and the Undergraduate Centre.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity. Your actual contact hours may vary at each level of the course.

Academic support

Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:

  • study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
  • academic writing (including how to reference)
  • research skills (in conjunction with the library)
  • critical thinking and understanding arguments
  • revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Visit their pages for more information.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers.

Course costs and financial support

Fees: For the academic year 2018-19 the tuition fees for this course are:

  • UK/EU students: £5,170 (TBC)
  • Overseas/International students: £TBC

 

Inflation linked tuition fee rises: The College may decide to increase tuition fees year on year at a reasonable rate in line with inflation. Any increases would not exceed the Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecast for RPI-­‐X (the retail price index, excluding mortgage interest payments). This intention will be clearly advertised on the College’s promotional material.

 

The following course-related costs are included in the fees:

  • annual printing allowance

The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:

  • additional printing over and above the annual allowance
  • the cost of books and equipment that you might wish to purchase.

 Bursaries, scholarships and prizes: The College also provides a number of scholarships and prizes for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. Some of these are available to students on any course, and some have specific conditions. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes page.

Careers and progression

Successful completion of the course could improve status and lead to career progression within the Care sector. You may wish to consider applying for our BA (Hons) Adult Social Care (Top-up) to further enhance your employability.

 

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