Health and Social Care with Foundation Year in Health and Care BSc (Hons)

Course Overview

Do you want a career that makes a real difference in people’s lives? Are you passionate about supporting others in their greatest time of need? Our Health and Social Care degree will help you open the door to an extremely rewarding career meeting the care needs of others in society.

There is an increasing demand for health and social care within the UK and globally and the sector requires competent and knowledgeable contributors to shape it to ensure the best outcomes for all. We’ll give you a solid grounding in individualised health and care provision, exploring models of person-centred provision and the impact of behaviours on health. You’ll learn how to manage in health and care, understanding the factors that influence health and social care decision-making.

The BSc Health and Social Care course at SSS intends to develop in students the appropriate knowledge, understanding, skills and values required of them to work, research and continue their studies in this area and other related disciplines. You'll be at the forefront of learning and professional practice in health and social care, developing the knowledge, understanding and skills to shape the future health of our populations.

The BSc Health and Social Care at SSS includes a number of strategies designed to develop professional, high quality graduates for the health and social care sector:

  • You will be supported by experienced highly qualified lecturers with extensive research and knowledge across the health and social care sector.
  • You will gain experience in from work experience which will help you link theory and practice.
  • Your modules will be focused on a range of skills and knowledge that can be directly applied to working within the health and social care sector.
  • We’ll help you to develop key skills and knowledge in health and social care theory and practice, professional skills and management skills.

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to be able to help a wide variety of people, including the most vulnerable individuals and those with complex care and support needs. Delivered by expert staff with a wealth of vocational experience, our Health and Social Care course covers the broad skills and knowledge fundamental to the health and care needs of society as a whole, adapting to the latest changes in this dynamic sector.

You'll explore contemporary health and social care delivery frameworks and structures, discovering how to appraise the effectiveness of joined-up approaches to service delivery. You'll learn from internationally active researchers who are committed to your personal and professional development, along with helping you to develop the academic skills you'll need for evidence-based practice and future research.

You'll gain practical experience by completing two professional work placements in the UK or abroad, and you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our international partner universities. The course seeks to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to engage in the wide range of issues that shape health and social care in the UK and globally.

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study. Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study.

Foundation Year (Optional)

  • Academic skills and studying with confidence
  • Project
  • Being Healthy in a Modern World
  • Introduction to Effective Caring

Year 1
Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Policy and Legal Frameworks in Health and Social Care
  • Understanding Health and Social Care Practice
  • Research Methods 1
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
  • Safeguarding and Managing Risk across the Lifecourse

Year 2
Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Person Centred Care and Integrated Working
  • Mental Health Today
  • Nutritional Biochemistry and Exercise for Health
  • Planning, Designing and Evaluating Health Interventions
  • Research Methods 2

Students are required to choose one option module from:

  • Professional Development and Placement 2
  • Volunteering

Year 3
Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Leading Health and Social Care in a Multi-Agency Environment

Plus one option from:

  • Dissertation
  • Work-based Project

Students are also required to choose three option modules from:

  • Difficulties Families Face
  • Valued Ageing
  • Professional Learning through Work
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Reflection and Supervision
  • Therapeutic Interventions with Families
  • Contemporary Issues in Public Health and Individual Wellbeing

Health and Social Care and its associated courses integrate theory and practice. As such, teaching methods are designed to be diverse, inclusive and to reflect the global context in which you will operate upon graduating.

Methods include face-to-face, blended and independent learning, through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, work-based learning, ‘real-world’ projects and discussion forums.

The BSc Health and Social Care course features research-rich, but practice-led, teaching that develops your cultural, contextual and ethical professional understanding.

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you. Typically, you will need one of the following:

  • A-levels: BBC
  • 104 UCAS points
  • GCSE Requirements: Grade C or above/grade 4 or higher in English Language and Maths.

If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity University co-interviews all international candidates. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. We treat every application on its own merits and we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

Getting In Touch
If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team on or call on +44 (0)207 183 3647

UK & EU Students:
Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2020/2021.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

English and EU students can apply and find out more information on the Student Finance section of the website.

Graduates from this course could take on leadership and management roles in health or social care and would be capable of working within a multi-agency environment nationally and globally. The skills and knowledge gained from this course are also transferable to a range of disciplines or employment opportunities.

You’ll be well-prepared to work in a variety of roles within health and social care provision. You could work as a children’s services project worker, a lifestyle and wellbeing co-ordinator within care facilities, a children and family support worker, a community wellbeing worker, a health improvement specialist or a social work professional.

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