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Care Studies

Foundation Degree in Care Studies

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 insight 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 Social 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

Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team.

Typical offer: 1 A Level at E grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

You may be able to demonstrate or have certificated prior learning that can be legitimately used to establish a later entry point into the course or provide exemption from modules. If you believe this is the case please contact the Course leader as soon as possible to discuss a recognition of prior learning application.

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.

Study Mode




Course Length

2 years

Course Time



This programme is awarded by University of Wales Trinity St. David.


The programme will include lectures, tutorials and a substantial work placement. You will usually have to complete portfolios, oral and poster presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.

Additional Notes

Tuition Fees: Please visit the fees page on the website to view the Higher Education Fees and Financial Support information for this programme.

You are required to provide sufficient stationery for to support your teaching and learning. Printing charges are 0.02p per black and white A4 and 0.06p for a colour A4. On enrolment you are allocated 3.00 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries

An additional cost for this programme is a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will need to complete a DBS application form and provide documents to prove your identity. Payment is required at or before enrolment.

This programme requires work placement(s). They may incur travelling costs. The expectation is that students arrange the work placements themselves so any costs will depend on where you arrange to work. This may influence your decisions on the placements you choose.


2 years FT, HE

Contact Details

Clair Rees 01639 648216