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Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Mental Health Pathway)

Foundation Degree • Level 6

Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Mental Health Pathway)

Foundation Degree • Level 6

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA6510

Study ModeFace to face teaching two days per week.

Duration2 years full time

Awarded ByUniversity of Central Lancashire

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About the course

For this course your are required to attend a face to face interview.

This work-based learning programme combines courses in health, social care and mental health and is aimed at meeting the skills required by the growing health and social care market.

The course aims to equip you if you are working, or intending to work in health and social care with relevant knowledge and skills, to address your continuing professional development needs and to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

During the course you’ll undertake two practice placement modules in which will enable you to develop a range of work-based skills.

This programme can lead to a wide variety of other courses and studies, including Social Work, Community and Social Care, Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Operating Department Practice and Sports Therapy.

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA6510

Study ModeFace to face teaching two days per week.

Duration2 years full time

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Awarded ByUniversity of Central Lancashire

Entry requirements

GCSE qualifications including Maths and English at Grade 4 or above or an equivalent Level 2 and a Full Level 3 Qualification

Modules

Communication and Collaboration Study and Lifelong Learning Skills Mental Health Across the Lifespan Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Foundations of Practice Interventions in Mental Health Practice Evidence Based Practice Management and Leadership within Health and Social Care Supporting Professional Practice

Assessment

The programme contains specific teaching materials and methods designed to enhance the acquisition of the intended knowledge, skills and professional etiquette. The two year Foundation Degree typically comprises 240 credits and each 20 credits (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study. We promote student-centred learning. That means we encourage you to become an independent learner through a variety of strategies including lectures, group discussions, workshops, seminars and, where appropriate, the use of skills laboratories to practice your skills. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time is detailed within module descriptors and will depend on your chosen options. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work placements that enhance your experience and help you to develop new skills. You’ll record these skills in a Skills Log which will be a useful record of your development when you seek employment. Teaching and learning strategies include formal lectures, seminars, group activities, project work and private independent study. Work-based learning is integral to the course aims, enabling the use and evaluation of skills and knowledge in practice.

Careers & Progression

By completing Year 1 of this programme, you can then progress on to year 2 of the course or you will have the option to apply for the BSc (Hons) Pre-registration Nursing, BSc (Hons) Midwifery, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice with the University of Central Lancashire. Successful completion of the two-year programme will allow you to gain access to the third year of the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care and the BA (Hons) Applied Community & Social Care Studies. Please note there is no guarantee of progression onto these programmes.

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