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- Develop an understanding of the complexities of working in the health and social care sector.
- Gain analytical techniques and problem-solving skills that can be applied in many types of employment within the health and social care sector.
- Earn an honours degree in this field, whether you're a foundation degree holder or have studied equivalent level 4/5 health and social care qualifications.
This top-up course is designed to enhance the qualifications of students who aim to work in non-registered roles across health and social care organisations. It will prepare you to lead organisations and services in emerging integrated health and social care roles.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
This course has been designed in response to rapidly changing workforce demands and policy initiatives aimed at modernising services and improving quality, productivity and efficiency. Much of your learning will be at the current boundaries of both academic and practice based thinking.
You learn through
Course leaders and tutors
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Applied learning is the ethos at the heart of all Sheffield Hallam courses, meaning that you are given the opportunity to put your study into practice.
You'll be taught by professionals who are active in their field - so you'll get cutting edge, industry focused knowledge of your subject. You'll gain real-world skills through placements, workshops and live projects, often getting the opportunity to work with big global brands.
Work experience is also embedded into every year of the course, so you polish your workplace skills alongside building a solid knowledge of your subject. Applied learning means that when you do start work, you can dive in and make things happen.
Our foundation course in health and social care provides a principal route for the training and education of assistant practitioners, who have developed roles in a wide range of services including
- long term conditions
- staying healthy
- end of life care
- maternity and newborn
- acute care
- planned care
- mental health
- children and families
This course is also suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in health and social care, but who are either unsure about which field of practice they wish to work within or are perhaps not eligible to access a pre-registration course.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- healthcare professionals
- social care professionals
Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care
240 points (120 level 4 and 120 level 5) from an equivalent health and social care programme
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Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Evidence Review||Credits: 40||
|Module: Understanding Health And Social Care Organisations||Credits: 20||
|Module: Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Practice And Employability Skills In Health And Social Care||Credits: 20||
|Module: Technology Enhanced Care||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 are £4,625 per year (based on studying 60 credits per year).
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Health and social care management courses (PDF, 195.4KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.