If you want to develop a career working with individuals, families and groups in a range of health and social care settings, including working with children or young people, vulnerable adults, older people, individuals with disabilities or chronic disease and people with mental health problems whilst living, working and earning locally then we can help.
A Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care will start you on your path to working in this challenging and rewarding field. We can even help you access student funding through Student Finance England.
To speak to one of our Admissions team and find out how call 01726 891807 or fill out the form and we will call you back at a time that suits you.
About the course
The Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care enables you to live, work and study locally whilst still enjoying all the benefits and support from the University of Worcester.
You will develop knowledge and skills sought by employers across the spectrum of health and social care.
Our Admissions team treat you like an individual and will help you through the complexities of student funding and finance. You can even earn while you learn.
You will benefit from an extremely high standard of academic tutors in this field, who will lead your support and development.
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If you are aged 21 or over you don’t need any qualifications to undertake the foundation degree. If you are under the age of 21 then you will need one A Level or an equivalent qualification.
Who studies for the Foundation Degree?
The course is aimed at anyone working or wanting to work with individuals, families and groups in a range of health and social care settings, including working with children or young people, vulnerable adults, older people, individuals with disabilities or chronic disease and people with mental health problems.
Once you have completed the Foundation Degree you have the option to progress to a full honours degree in Health and Social Care or Nursing. From here, you could complete a PGCE in teaching health and social care in the secondary school.
The Foundation Degree is a recognised qualification in its own right, contributing to personal and career development, having been developed with the support of local employers.
You will be prepared for work in the health and social care sectors thanks to the strong vocational focus.
The field is very diverse and the Foundation Degree will support future employment in a range of settings and with different client groups, such as
- older people
- people with learning disabilities
- people with acute, long-term and chronic illness or requiring intermediate care
- working in hospitals, community, residential and private care facilities
- personal care
- care management