Health and Social Care FdSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 12/10/2018

Our Health and Social Care FdSc course is aimed at those who are interested in caring for people, and is designed for those with a caring, practicatical nature, who wish to understand the theoretical basis behind care. If you wish to enter health or social care provision in an advanced support worker role, Senior Support Worker, Assistant Practitioner or similar roles in Health and Social Care sectors our course may be for you.

Course

Highlights

  • Multiple course progression pathways available.
  • Supportive work-based mentors and placement tutors available.
  • Immersive work placements integrated into the course structure.

Additional

Information

Work Experience and Placements

Placements are arranged by the University and can be in a variety of settings with different client groups including: children, elderly, those with learning difficulties, brain injuries, homelessness and addiction. You will have a work-based mentor and a placement tutor will visit you and support you throughout your placement.

You will be provided with a uniform for the placement but you will need to provide your own black, flat shoes. Please note that travel to and from your placement, which can be as much as 30 miles, is not funded by the University.

Course Details

Our FdSc in Health and Social Care course provides you with a unique opportunity to achieve a relevant qualification that matches your personal and professional development needs. The course also aims to support you in developing your own higher level thinking skills such as essay writing, analytical and research skills.

This two year programme is full-time and closely links theory and practice within Health and Social Care. The design of the course recognises the significant contribution of support workers in both health and social care settings focusing on improving service delivery.

Please note: Students are expected to follow the Faculty of Health and Society’s Policies on Confidentiality, Uniform and Student Discipline.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

You can pursue a wide range of career and further study opportunities after completing the FdSc Health and Social Care. We offer you the opportunity to take a one year course that will allow you to top up your FdSc to a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care allowing you to enhance your experience and career prospects.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. If you have an Access course qualification you must have a minimum of 15 credits at Merit.

In addition you will be expected to have achieved GCSE English (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. You will also need to provide evidence of study in the last five years.

You will need to demonstrate prior interest and engagement with health and social care in either a voluntary, personal or working perspective. Please note that all offers are subject to successful Occupational Health Screening and a clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

At stage one of the course you will be provided with a solid knowledge base through modules in Graduate Skills, Work-Based Learning and Inter-professional Learning.

  • Inter-Professional Working in Health and Social Care (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1018
    Core Module Y
  • Rights and Inclusion (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1059
    Core Module Y
  • Graduate Skills (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1029
    Core Module Y
  • Foundations for Effective Work-Based Practice (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1060P
    Core Module Y
  • Life Span Development (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1058
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

The design of this course is highly flexible in terms of the study pathways and qualification routes that it offers. You will have the option to study for the full foundation degree or the Certificate in Health and Social Care.

You will be provided with a uniform for your placements on this course. Copies of core texts for this course are available in the University library or via our online library.

Progression Courses

Further your Study

The University of Northampton is proud to offer a wide range of health courses that you can progress on to after completing your Health and Social Care FdSc award, on the basis you meet the minimum requirements.

Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

Child Nursing BSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional Costs
Students are not required to purchase any textbooks. We endeavour to ensure that all necessary material is available in the library. Students will be required to pay any transport costs incurred as part of completing their placement, there may also be some cost towards uniform.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Additional Costs
Students are not required to purchase any textbooks. We endeavour to ensure that all necessary material is available in the library.

Students will be required to pay any transport costs incurred as part of completing their placement, there may also be some cost towards uniform  and you will need to provide your own black, flat shoes.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Updated 12/10/2018

  • Our Health and Social Care FdSc course is aimed at those who are interested in caring for people, and is designed for those with a caring, practicatical nature, who wish to understand the theoretical basis behind care. If you wish to enter health or social care provision in an advanced support worker role, Senior Support Worker, Assistant Practitioner or similar roles in Health and Social Care sectors our course may be for you.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Multiple course progression pathways available.
    • Supportive work-based mentors and placement tutors available.
    • Immersive work placements integrated into the course structure.
  • Our FdSc in Health and Social Care course provides you with a unique opportunity to achieve a relevant qualification that matches your personal and professional development needs. The course also aims to support you in developing your own higher level thinking skills such as essay writing, analytical and research skills.

    This two year programme is full-time and closely links theory and practice within Health and Social Care. The design of the course recognises the significant contribution of support workers in both health and social care settings focusing on improving service delivery.

    Please note: Students are expected to follow the Faculty of Health and Society’s Policies on Confidentiality, Uniform and Student Discipline.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Work Experience and Placements

    Placements are arranged by the University and can be in a variety of settings with different client groups including: children, elderly, those with learning difficulties, brain injuries, homelessness and addiction. You will have a work-based mentor and a placement tutor will visit you and support you throughout your placement.

    You will be provided with a uniform for the placement but you will need to provide your own black, flat shoes. Please note that travel to and from your placement, which can be as much as 30 miles, is not funded by the University.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      You can pursue a wide range of career and further study opportunities after completing the FdSc Health and Social Care. We offer you the opportunity to take a one year course that will allow you to top up your FdSc to a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care allowing you to enhance your experience and career prospects.

  • A typical offer would be DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. If you have an Access course qualification you must have a minimum of 15 credits at Merit.

    In addition you will be expected to have achieved GCSE English (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. You will also need to provide evidence of study in the last five years.

    You will need to demonstrate prior interest and engagement with health and social care in either a voluntary, personal or working perspective. Please note that all offers are subject to successful Occupational Health Screening and a clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) report.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • At stage one of the course you will be provided with a solid knowledge base through modules in Graduate Skills, Work-Based Learning and Inter-professional Learning.

    • Inter-Professional Working in Health and Social Care (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1018
      Core Module Y
    • Rights and Inclusion (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1059
      Core Module Y
    • Graduate Skills (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1029
      Core Module Y
    • Foundations for Effective Work-Based Practice (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1060P
      Core Module Y
    • Life Span Development (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1058
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      The University of Northampton is proud to offer a wide range of health courses that you can progress on to after completing your Health and Social Care FdSc award, on the basis you meet the minimum requirements.

      Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

      Child Nursing BSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional Costs
    Students are not required to purchase any textbooks. We endeavour to ensure that all necessary material is available in the library. Students will be required to pay any transport costs incurred as part of completing their placement, there may also be some cost towards uniform.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional Costs
    Students are not required to purchase any textbooks. We endeavour to ensure that all necessary material is available in the library.

    Students will be required to pay any transport costs incurred as part of completing their placement, there may also be some cost towards uniform  and you will need to provide your own black, flat shoes.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour