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FdSc Health and Social Care

The programme aims to:

  1. Develop students who can assess, plan and implement care delivery and make sound judgements about the effectiveness of the delivery (local, sustainable delivery via a flexible, multi-disciplinary workforce).
  2. Develop student’s personal and transferable skills including assessing and planning, problem solving and decision making, health promotion, interdisciplinary working, interpersonal skills and reflective practice (linking theory, policy and practice).
  3. Develop students’ principles of integrity and compassion to support best practice, effective communication and professionalism (person-centred practitioner).
  4. Enable students to understand the core principles of continuous professional development, whilst collecting and collating evidence to support this.

UCAS Course Code: L5G3

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 5

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year Cert HE 2 Years Full Time FdSc 2 Years Part Time Cert HE 4 Years Part Time FdSc

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body

    University of Hull

Apply or Enquire

This course includes the following core modules that all students complete: (list)

Block Module

Block 1 Year One (10 weeks)

Development in Practice 1 (10 credits)

Social Policy (20 credits)

Study Skills (10 credits)


Block 2 Year One (10 weeks)

Biopsychosocial Lifespan Development (20 credits)

Health Promotion (20 credits)


Block 3 Year One (10 weeks)

Development in Practice II (10 credits)

Bioscience and Body Systems (20 credits)

Research Skills (10 credits)


Block 1 Year Two (10 weeks)

Advancing Practice 1 (10 credits)

Evidence Based Practice (20 credits)

Care Planning (10 credits)


Block 2 Year Two (10 weeks)

Public Health Leadership and Epidemiology

(20 credits)

Advancing Practice 2 (10 credits)

E-Health and Telecare Foundations (10 credits)


Block 3 Year Two (10 weeks)

Principles of Inclusive Practice (20 credits

Contemporary Issues in Adults and Mental Health Care (20 credits)


Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.


Throughout the degree, students will be assessed in a number of ways, including (but not limited to) written assignments, presentations, exams and practical assessments.

Teaching and Assessment Methods

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus. Students will receive between 6 and 8 hours of teaching per week throughout this course. On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussions with your tutor. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support.

Applicants must have any of the following: 32 UCAS points from two A Levels; level 3 BTEC
National; an Access to HE Diploma or relevant real-world experience as per UCNL’s wider participation policy. It is desirable for students to have achieved GCSE grade C or above for English and Maths or Functional Skills. Prospective students wishing to enter a career in nursing will require GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

As part of this programme of study you will be required to have a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will be required to pay the cost of this. A DBS must be in place before you start your placement. You may be able to supply an existing DBS but this must be within 3 years of issue.

This course is particularly relevant to people already working in, or looking to develop a career within Health and Social Care

This course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas including Adult Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Course progression routes could include the BSc (Top Up) Health and Social Care programme.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


Full Time – £7940.00 PA

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:
Books (you’ll 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
Trips and enhancement opportunities

Students are required to purchase branded polo shirts to take part in practical sessions and for presentations

  • A DBS check will be required, which you must pay for.


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: L5G3
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL)
  • Campus code: N

Apply on the UCAS website Make an enquiry Call 01724 294125

Apply direct to UCNL if we are your only option