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FdSc Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Foundation Degree in Mental Health and Wellbeing is primarily aimed at those working or wanting to work within the health and social care sector and is suitable for individuals from a variety of organisations and settings, including both the statutory and voluntary services. The programme is ideal for anyone interested in supporting the psychological wellbeing of individuals, families and their support networks. The FdSc Mental Health and Wellbeing aims to develop and nurture the necessary skills needed to establish routines and initiate, integrate, and safeguard person centred care in daily practice to ensure systematic and consistent practice.

The programme is designed in a way that progressively prepares students for a career in a range of mental health settings and is underpinned by strong relations with a wide variety of community partners in fields, such as; acute mental health in patients and community settings, care homes and the local NHS trust. These links have been integral to the development of a programme that meets the needs of the local and regional economy.

Validated by University of Hull

UCAS Course code: L5G6

Course Information

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Level 4 Year 1
Trimester 1 (Sept to Nov)
• Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
• Higher Learning Skills
Trimester 2 (Dec to Feb)
• Introduction to Mental Health
• Communication in Mental Health Practice
Trimester 3 (March to May)
• Social Policy
• Psychosocial Perspectives and Care Practice
Level 5 Year 2
Trimester 1 (Sept to Nov)
• Decision Making, Ethics and the Law in Mental Health Practice
• Assessment Risk in Mental Health Practice
Trimester 2 (Dec to Feb)
• Foundations in Physical Health
• Voices and Choices
Trimester 3 (March to May)
• Working in Healthcare Settings
• Research Skills for Mental Health Practice

Full time students will take the following modules over 2 years. Part time students will do the same modules over 4 years.

The full-time students will be expected to engage for 6 hours, one day per week; students studying part-time will be expected to engage for 3 hours per week.
At the heart of the design is a strong link with the local community where students will be required to gain a total of 100, paid or voluntary, work-place hours over the duration of the programme, giving real world relevance to student learning.

32 UCAS tariff points or equivalent, level 3 qualification, or relevant real-world experience as per UCNL’s wider participation policy.
Applicants with no recent experience of academic study will be required to submit a pre-assessment task such as; a 500-word exercise to gain entry onto the programme. Students will also be encouraged to attend ‘bitesize’ sessions throughout the summer to prepare them for the academic year.

Students may wish to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care at UCNL which includes an optional Mental Health module. Students may wish to explore other specific Mental Health Level 6 progression routes at other universities.


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Course Fees

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment).
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay.
Books (you will have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies).
Printing and photocopying.
If your programme includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information about our course fees and available financial support, visit our Higher Education Fees and Finance section

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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