Course Information

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Health and Social Care

Ulster University
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 450
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 11
Course Coordinator: Alastair.Mccarley@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 450
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 5
Course Coordinator: Michelle.McCauley@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Wednesday|Friday
Time: 09:00–21:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 450
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 10
Course Coordinator: Roisin.Bradley@swc.ac.uk

Description

The Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) in Health and Social Care is an innovative and contemporary course from Ulster University which will be attractive to both students and employers in the Health and Social Care sector. The aim of this Foundation Degree is to address the needs of the local market by preparing graduates to gain the range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to meet the current and future evolving needs of Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: www.swc.ac.uk and on the College VLE)
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted. / Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Assessment Method

    All modules undertaken will have a number of assessment activities including written assignments, reports, oral presentations, reflective journals and examinations.

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon successful completion of the course students may be able to progress to Year 3 part-time of either BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing or BSc (Hons) Applied Health Studies at Ulster University. Students may also be eligible to apply to Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Policy programme at Ulster University. In addition, upon successful completion of the FdSc in Health and Social Care students can also apply for admission to Year 1 of a range of Allied Health Profession Degree programmes including Nursing, Social Work and Community Youth Work as well as a range of Social and Life Science Degrees including Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology and many more. Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s admission and progression requirements before enrolling on a course at the College.

    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must:_x000D_

  • (a) satisfy the University’s_x000D_ general entry requirements
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  • and (b) have attained grade A, B or C at GCSE level in 5 subjects or an equivalent standard in an approved alternative qualification
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  • and (c) provide evidence of competence in numeracy (GCSE grade C or above or equivalent - this requirement may be met within (b)
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  • and (d) hold a BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or a related Level 3 subject area, or 1 GCE A Level pass or equivalent (with a minimum of 48 UCAS points) OR as an alternative to (a), (b), (c) and (d):
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  • (e) Provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.
  • _x000D_ Non-standard admission will be agreed with the University Faculties. All applicants must also satisfy Enhanced Disclosure from Access NI. Shortlisted applicants will be_x000D_ invited for an interview.