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International: £13,650 per year
- Develop your personal and professional skills in readiness for degree-level study.
- Explore a range of contemporary health issues to enhance your knowledge of the health and social care sectors.
- Acquire an important foundation of knowledge and skills in science or social science.
- Prepare for a degree in adult or mental health nursing, operating department practice, radiotherapy and oncology, or learning disability nursing and social work.
This course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for undergraduate health and social care courses. During the foundation year, you will learn together with students who will be progressing on to a range of health courses as well as students aiming to progress on to a range of sport related courses too. You will develop your skills and academic knowledge in readiness for degree-level study.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
In the foundation year, you build your knowledge alongside developing your academic skills. You'll gain valuable skills in information gathering, project and self-management, written and oral communication, and digital work. You will explore a range of contemporary issues affecting the health of the nation, and consider the impact of current health policy and the delivery of care.
You receive face-to-face feedback regularly during your modules in order to prepare you for the completion of your assessments. This will be via tasks set for you to undertake in the module seminars or in your independent study time.
You learn through
- project supervision
- practical classes and workshops
You will have a chance to investigate an area of interest in more detail by completing a project. This will allow you to obtain a deeper knowledge of the core principles in science or social science as relevant to your chosen degree course.
You are encouraged to make contact and develop relationships throughout the foundation year with students and staff as relevant to your study area. You can make contact with departments and societies via events or social media.
Men in Nursing Together (MINT)
BSc Mental Health Nursing
BSc Operating Department Practice (who also hold and annual event)
BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology
Sheffield Hallam Student's Union Radiography Society
BSc Learning Disability Nursing & Social Work
Successful completion of the foundation year will enable you to progress in to Year 1 of
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
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Equipment and facilities
On this course you work in
- classroom settings
- practical suites
- specialist health virtual reality suite
This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
- CC at A Level.
- MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
- English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent
• Access to HE Diploma for a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, social sciences or nursing.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent . If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English. Please note that the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) require IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 for registration and the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) required IELTS 7.0 with no element below 7.0 for registration.
Helping your application succeed
Experience of interacting with members of the public from a range of backgrounds in different settings is essential when applying to a health or social care course. It is important to be able to understand and explain how your experiences relate to the activities and qualities which are required of nurses caring for children. The NHS values are key to all our health courses.
There are many ways you can gain experience - this might be as part of a programme of study or in a paid or voluntary capacity, and doesn't always need to be within a care setting. Interacting with people with different life experiences will help you develop a deeper level of understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care. In your personal statement please reflect upon your learning from any of these experiences demonstrating an understanding of the profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a child nursing course.
You will be invited to attend an interview if these key elements are included in your personal statement.
Applicants for the Foundation Year in Health, Sport & Social Care will need to fulfil the non-academic entry criteria for the course they are intending to progress to in order to be made an offer for the Foundation Year. This includes the experience requirements, attending a selection event and the professional requirements, the details of which can be found in the BSc course information:
- BSc Adult Nursing
- BSc Operating Department Practice
- BSc Radiotherapy & Oncology
- BSc Mental Health Nursing
- BSc Learning Disability Nursing & Social Work
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
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: Contemporary Issues In Health, Sport And Social Care||Credits: 40||
|Module: Foundation Project In Health, Sport And Social Care||Credits: 20||
|Module: Personal And Professional Skills For Health, Sport And Social Care||Credits: 40||
|Module: Applied Science For Health, Sport And Social Care||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Social Science For Health, Sport And Social Care||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. ††
† 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.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.
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)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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