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Health and Social Care Undergraduate

Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

Health and Social Care Undergraduate

Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

Course Overview

This Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year in Health degree is delivered in partnership with Leeds Trinity University.

To help meet the demand for skilled professionals in this growing area of provision, this degree has been designed in partnership with leading health and social care employers.

On this course, you’ll study key themes including psychological interventions and alternative therapies, social prescribing for diverse community groups, multi-agency working, managing long-term conditions and developing leadership and enterprise in healthcare settings.

This four-year Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year in Health degree offers an alternative route into higher education and is designed for prospective students who may not have a sufficient or relevant academic background for University study.

In the integrated Foundation Year in Health you will undertake modules to help develop your academic skills and confidence and will be introduced to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your second, third and fourth years of undergraduate degree study.

You'll explore the concept of holistic care and how the study of human biology, psychology and sociology contribute to understanding how individuals, families and communities can achieve wellness. You'll investigate the role exercise plays in health from a multi-disciplinary perspective, exploring theories including health and wellbeing, behaviour change and working with clients.

Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto level 4 of the degree.

Full time including foundation year, 4 years

September, January, May

The BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Foundation Year in Health degree 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 knowledge across the health and social care sector.
  • Gain professional experience by completing professional work placements in settings that reflect new and exciting roles in the sector.
  • 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.
  • Develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed by employers in order to deliver safe, dignified, compassionate and person-centred care.

You’ll examine the national and global perspectives of health and social care, considering cultural values and beliefs to deliver compassionate, high-quality and inclusive care services for individuals, families and communities.

You’ll develop a high level of theoretical knowledge and practical know how through our lecturer’s practitioner and research experience, exploring subject specific skills and the importance of cultural competence, social justice, adherence to relevant legislation and professional standards throughout all levels of your study.

Professional work placements, which form an integral part of your degree, will give you the chance to gain experience in multiple health and social care settings.


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 four years of study.

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Introduction to Health and Social Care Practice
  • Promoting Exercise, Physical Activity and Health

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Psychological Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing
  • Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing
  • Supporting People with Long-term Conditions
  • Developing Values and Principles in Health and Social Care Practice

Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Applying Health and Social Care Policy, Ethics and Law
  • Multi-agency Working
  • Professional Placements
  • Research Methods and Evidenced-based Practice
  • Personalised Care and Social Prescribing

Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Professional Learning Through Work in Health, Social Care and Community Settings
  • Difficulties Families Face with Therapeutic Interventions
  • Mental Health, Resilience and Recovery Across the Life-course
  • Independent Project

This course integrates 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 Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year in Health degree 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.

We’ll assess you through methods that may include: individual and group presentations, portfolios, case study reviews, reports, oral assessments, projects, short answer exams and literature reviews.

Applicants should have GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or higher or accepted equivalent qualification and a level 3 qualification equivalent to an A level.

Applications are welcome from mature students with few or no formal qualifications. These applications will be assessed based on any previous relevant work experience or learning, an interview, a written task and an English proficiency test.

This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.


Getting In Touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team on admissions@scholarsschool.ac.uk or call on +44 (0)207 183 3647

UK & EU Students (with settled status):

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2023/2024.
Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.
Tuition fees for 2024/25 entry will be set in summer 2023.
Living costs, e.g.travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

When you apply for your student loan you will need to supply the correct UCAS code for your course of study.  This code will depend on your study location, course and start date (see table below) and will be sent to you in any offer email you receive from Leeds Trinity University. Please ensure that you use the correct code to help avoid delay with the processing of your application and receipt of any student loan.


Location  

Course  

Start date   

UCAS course code  

Birmingham 

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

September  

L592  

Birmingham 

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

January 

L560  

Birmingham 

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

May 

L703 

Manchester 

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

September  

L593  

Manchester 

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

January 

L561  

Manchester 

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

May 

L704  

London 

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

September  

L708  

London 

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

January 

L562  

London 

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

May 

L705  

Bradford

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

September

L254

Bradford

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

January

L255

Bradford

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

May

L256

Leicester

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

September

L709

Leicester

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

January

L710

Leicester

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

May

L711



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

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us on: 0207 183 3647 or 07312030667, alternatively please email us at: info@scholarsschool.ac.uk

Our intake date are September, January and May - your application will be considered for the next intake.

Following review of your application by Scholars School System, information will be shared with Leeds Trinity University who will contact you with final confirmation of a decision on your application.

The contemporary curriculum of this course will prepare you for a rewarding career in areas including public health, frontline digital health specialisms, community development, health commissioning, health and justice, and psychological wellbeing practice. Progression opportunities also exist on a range of relevant health or social care graduate schemes as well as in postgraduate clinical and non-clinical roles.

Students who are enrolled on this degree, delivered in partnership with Leeds Trinity University, are eligible for membership of Leeds Trinity Students’ Union. Information on how to join the Students’ Union will be given to you when you begin your course.

Birmingham, Manchester, London, Bradford, Leicester

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