Foundation prospectus

Health and Social Care: Care, Foundation Degree (Bexley Campus) (QA only)

This foundation degree in health and social care is for you if you already work in the care sector and want to develop your skills or move into a specialist field.

Partner college

LSEC, Bexley

Duration

2 years full-time

Start month

September

UK/international fees

2019/2020 fees

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2020/2021 fees

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This health and social care foundation degree is designed for care workers working with professionals in health, social services, early years or similar sectors. You'll develop a high level of understanding in health and social care, covering areas such as language and the child, community care, ethics of care, managing day care and residential settings, mental health and intellectual disabilities.

Upon successfully completing the course, you'll have a range of career options in health and social care, or you could enter the third year of the BA Hons Health and Social Care. The course is offered by one of the university's partner colleges, London South East Colleges, on its Bexley Campus.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

We are dedicated to inspirational learning and impactful research. We have a wide range of partners to support our teaching initiatives to ensure that you have anexperience that is academically challenging and gives a sound foundation for practice.

Entry requirements

If you are

  • 5 GCSE's Grade A-C, including English and Maths
  • PLUS 1 A Level with minimum of 40 UCAS points at A2 Level
  • OR BTEC Subsidiary Award, Merit or above and Key Skills
  • OR NVQ / QFC Level 3 (with evidence of relevant work experience)
  • OR a recognised Access programme
  • Mature students without formal qualifications may be considered as a result of life and/or work experience and a College entry test

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for 1-to-1 time with their tutors.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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2020/2021 fees

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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Information coming soon.

For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

To work in a range of areas within Health and Social Care in the public sector, voluntary sector or independent sector.

Do you provide employability services?

The Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We strive to deliver a professional service with the aim of empowering our students to achieve their potential. We provide the following:

- CV and cover letter checks
- Application support
- One-to-one careers advice
- Interview tips and support
- Careers fairs
- Internships
- Graduate jobs

Locations and contact:
Greenwich Campus, Queen Mary QM015
Medway Campus, Black B014

employability@gre.ac.uk
020 8331 8810

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

You can also participate in the Erasmus+ student exchange course to spend a year abroad. Benefit from international experience and develop proficiency in a European language.

Accommodation pages

Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our foundation prospectus or check our related courses below.

Health and social care at the University of Greenwich

As a health and social care student at Greenwich, you can expect research-active expert tutors, work placements and great job prospects thanks to our strong links with social care providers.

Visit our health and social care subject page.