Foundation degrees

Health and Social Care: Care, Foundation Degree (QA Only) (London South East Colleges, Orpington Campus)

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This course has been developed collaboratively with employers, professionals and institutions, specifically designed to bring higher education and the care services together to ensure that the needs of employees and employers are addressed.

The qualification you will gain is work-related, user-centred and combines technical skills, workplace skills, academic knowledge and employability, perfect if you are looking to work in the health and social care sector or you are currently practicing within the field and looking for career development into management .

It is vocationally relevant and designed to meet the needs of a diverse workforce.

This foundation degree is offered by one of the university’s partner colleges, London South East Colleges (LSEC), on its Orpington Campus.

Course/institution codes

L510

Duration

2 years full-time

4 years part-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees

2022/23 fees

What you should know about this course

  • This foundation degree is offered by one of the university’s partner colleges, London South East Colleges (LSEC), on its Orpington 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.

Entry requirements

If you are

  • GCSE English at A* - C / 9 - 4 or Level 2 equivalent At least 1 A level or Level 3 equivalent in a care related subject such as Access to Health and Social Care You must be working (either paid or voluntary) in a relevant setting for 15 hours per week Enhanced DBS clearance. We will accept T Levels for entry onto our higher education courses, providing they meet our entry requirements
  • If you do not have the above UCAS/GCSE requirements but you are a mature student, have appropriate experience, specific knowledge or industry-based qualifications, your application will be welcomed and still considered on case to case basis..

Additional Entry Requirements

  • An interview including a written English test
  • Mature students without formal qualifications may be considered as a result of life and work experience following an entry test
  • You may need to have GCSE Maths at A* - C or level 2 equivalent for further study or employment and so we recommend you take one of this alongside the course if you cannot evidence it already
  • You will need to be able to identify a mentor in your setting

Please contact HE@lsec.ac.uk or 020 3954 4000.

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

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2022/23. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2022/23 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

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

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

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. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

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, on average*, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

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

Feedback summary

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

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please email HE@lsec.ac.uk

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

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.

2022/23 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

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. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

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

Other costs

You will be required to cover the cost of:

- Text books

- Travel to other sites - Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student

- Library Fees and Fines - Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any Library Fees and Fines applicable

- Printing and photocopying - The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student

- Graduation ceremonies - It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

If you are looking for some advice on the courses we offer and where they will take you, we have qualified and experienced Careers Advisors who can provide you with confidential advice and guidance.

Do you provide employability services?

If you are looking for some advice on the courses we offer and where they will take you, we have qualified and experienced Careers Advisors who can provide you with confidential advice and guidance.

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.

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

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.