BSc (Hons) - Health and Social Care (with integrated foundation year)
Do you want to support and help others with your future career in health and social care? This foundation degree in health and social care is designed with a range of engaging modules to allow you to develop your professional and personal skills.
Our health and social care foundation course will provide you with the skills to allow you to pursue your ideal career by either progressing onto a professional health course or by completing the four-year degree to hit the ground running working in health and social care.
This integrated foundation year entry route offers an alternative, supportive route for students who may not have the required qualification(s) for direct entry onto some of our level 4 programmes, or those who may have taken an extended break from education.
By successfully completing the first year of this programme you may be able to apply to transfer onto one of our health professional programmes, including:
BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
BSc (Hons) Nursing – Adult
BSc (Hons) Nursing – Learning Disability
BSc (Hons) Nursing – Mental Health
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
BA (Hons) Social Work
If you do not wish to specialise after completing year one, you can continue onto the full health and social care degree. The full degree will support your academic advancement to prepare you for your ideal career in health and social care. You'll enhance your personal skills including communication, teamworking, self-management, motivation, resilience, self-awareness and confidence.
On this course you will...
- Have the option to transfer onto one of our health professional programmes (listed above) or progress onto the full health and social care degree at the end of the integrated foundation year.
- Study a range of engaging modules that will develop your confidence in your academic skills so that you are prepared for further study.
- Be taught by expert lecturers who have professional experience from across our Institute of Health, covering a spectrum of health and social care professions.
- Study health and social care as part of an active and vibrant community of like-minded Institute of Health students who want to make a difference.
- Access pastoral and academic support that is embedded in the programme to guide you on your journey into higher education, with a Student Development Coordinator providing advice and guidance.
What our students say
Cumbria felt like the best option for me. The staff at the university were extremely helpful and supportive and it seemed there were many mature students already attending the university.
Sharon Palmer, Health and Social Care with Integrated Foundation Year
Sharon always wanted to become a nurse but life got in the way, at the age of 48 she's taken the step toward making her dream of becoming a nurse come true by studying this course.
I chose Cumbria after looking at other universities and found that they have high standards and a strong academic team at the Health Institute. My desire is to create fresh ways to look at quality of life and change how people plan for their later years.
Michael Wanjohi, Health and Social Care with Integrated Foundation Year
Michael chose to go back to university so he could retrain in a field that would help him find ways to positively impact people's lives with his career.
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