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Health, Social & Child Care

Foundation Degree in Care Studies

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This programme will suit students wishing to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills relevant to Health and Social Care. It will provide you with the necessary knowledge and insights to develop an understanding of managing health and social care organisations more effectively.

Modules in the first year include: Study Skills, Communications, Equality and Dignity in Care, Vulnerable Groups within Society, Psychological and Socials Studies and Workplace Practice. Modules in the second year include: Partnership Working, Integrating Research within Society, Managing Change, Current Issues, Third Sector and Workplace Practice. 

Entry Requirements

40 UCAS tariff points from A Levels or Level 3 equivalent qualifications. Five GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Maths.

UCAS tariff tables can be found here:

This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

The College welcomes applications from motivated applicants from all backgrounds. We recognise that student potential is not always demonstrated within formal academic qualifications and welcome applications from individuals from backgrounds that are under-represented within higher education. 

Career Prospects

The recognised progression route for this course is the BSc (Hons) Care Studies - top up degree.

Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of health and social care disciplines, for example: medical sales representatives, health service administrators and managers, roles in nursing homes, social care or careers in the NHS. 

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Course Length

2 years full-time

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David


You will usually have to complete portfolios, oral and poster presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is ‘a method of assessment that considers whether an individual can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through knowledge, understanding or skills that they already possess and do not need to develop through a course of learning’. If individuals can produce relevant evidence, that fully meets learning outcome requirements then RPL can be given for their existing knowledge, understanding or skills.

Additional Notes

The tuition fee for 2015 entry was £9000. Please visit our fees page for fee information for 2016 entry. UCAS Code: L510

Contact Details

Clair Rees 01639 648362