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Health and Social Care

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  • UCAS code(s): L511
  • Level(s) of study: Foundation degree
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: NTU at Mansfield
  • Starting: September 2020
  • Course duration: Two-years full-time

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What you'll study

Taught in Mansfield, this course is aimed at individuals and cohorts working within the health and social care sector in support staff roles including, for example, healthcare assistants, assistant practitioners, personal assistants, and related support roles. It will support learners to develop generic and transferable knowledge and skills relevant to the roles of support staff, whilst also recognising the learner’s specific role and area of work and supporting learners to develop knowledge and skills specific to their own workplace setting.

The programme has been developed through close consultation and working with employers. It is closely linked to the delivery of care in practice, and has been developed to reflect key policies shaping the NHS and the health and social care sector today and the skills and attributes needed within the workforce to deliver care with compassion, and to ensure the best outcomes for patients and service users.

You will explore how national policy shapes the way services are delivered at the local level, learn about physical and psychological development throughout the life course, discover how to communicate effectively with a diverse community of service users and prepare for the working environment by developing a range of relevant, practical skills.

In the second year of your degree, you will study the leadership and management of health and social care and focus more specifically on issues affecting the health and well-being of the population. You will also be expected to undertake a substantial work placement alongside your studies.

On completion of the foundation degree you will be eligible to top-up to degree level study in Health and Social Care.

  • Year One

    Academic Skills

    Communicating Effectively

    Dimensions of Care

    Working in Health and Social Care

    Contemporary Social Policy

    Understanding the Life Course

  • Year Two

    Professional Development

    Person Centred Practice

    Managing Health and Care Services

    Understanding Mental Health and Well Being

    Introduction to Public Health

    Evidence Based Practice

Course specification

View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – DDE; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – MPP; or
  • 64 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C/4.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

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You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please call us on +44 (0)115 848 4200 or complete our enquiry form.

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Fees and funding

To celebrate the launch of our courses in Mansfield, we are offering a Mansfield Scholarship Award to all students enrolling on a Nottingham Trent University Foundation Degree course starting in the 2020/21 academic year. The award will be for £925 per year and will be offset against the course fee on enrolment.

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

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+44 (0)115 941 8418