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Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (DHECP002#)

Full Time
Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampus 
Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care Y120/09/202123/06/2023Dearne Valley College - Manvers CampusAvailable for applications
Course Overview
This is a specialist Foundation Degree designed for adults wanting to progress towards a professional degree within the health and social care sector.

It has been designed in response to the rapidly changing workforce demands and policy initiatives aimed at modernising services and improving quality, productivity and efficiency. It covers both the academic and work-based competencies that are relevant to a multitude of roles within health and social care settings.

Modules Covered
Year 1:
  • Work-based Learning
  • Reflective and Personal Development Skills
  • Essential Sciences for Person-Centred Care
  • Integrated Holistic Assessment and Delivery of Health and Social Care Interventions
Year 2:
  • Work-based Learning
  • Using and Evaluating Evidence to Inform Practice
  • Leadership and Management
  • Promoting Health, Wellbeing and Independence

Why study with us?
After completion of this programme, you may be eligible to access specific professional degree programmes at Sheffield Hallam University, such as Adult Nursing, Social Work and various Allied Health Professions, with Advanced Entry to Year 2. This is subject to a successful progression interview and completing a recognition of prior learning claim.

In addition, you could progress to a top-up year at Sheffield Hallam University, to achieve a BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Health and Social Care.

Entry requirements
  • A-Level (EEE Grade Profile)
  • BTEC Level 3 (PPP or MP Grade Profile)
  • Access to HE Diploma – 45 Graded Credits at Pass
  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and maths
  • Applications may be considered to those who hold equivalent qualifications.

How to apply?
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Apply Now button at the top of the page.

Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of this course, you can gain employment across a wide range of relevant roles including being an Adult Nurse, Paramedic, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Social Worker and Assistant Practitioner (NHS).

Please Note
We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2021/22. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.