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Health & Social Care

It is clear that the UK’s health and social care system is lacking and with an increasingly ageing population, there is a significant demand for more people to enter the industry. In fact, around two million new workers will need to be trained and recruited by 2022.

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Course Overview

The course will lead to the completion of BA (Hons) degree as it is the final year of a 3-year degree course, the first 2 years of which are from a relevant Foundation Degree.

All of our tutors have relevant sector experience, including nurses and social workers, which means that they can draw on personal experience to illustrate theoretical principles. This makes the learning experience much more relevant to those working within the Health & Social Care sector.

Lots of personal support is provided in the form of one to one tutorials, and excellent facilities within the College. This makes it feel closer to home degree study! Students learn using a wide range of strategies including lectures, seminars, supported research, working with peers on group tasks and projects, the use of technology is encouraged, and students have access to Backboard where they can access resources online in their own time.

Assessment is via modular tasks, which may include a variety of methods such as presentations, reports, essays, online portfolio etc.

Entry Requirements

A relevant Foundation Degree will be required.

Those without traditional qualifications would be referred to UCLan, who would advise on course suitability.

After Your Course

Students may go on to complete postgraduate study in Health & Social Care subjects, such as a Master's degree course.

Job roles supported by this course include nursing, midwife, paramedic, social worker, working with vulnerable children and adults in social care settings and family support workers.



Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).

Student Finance
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.

Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.

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Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: / 01539 814700