FdA Health & Social Care

Course Details

Subject Area
Health & Social Care
Age Group
University and Degree Level

Shena Simon Campus
(Part Time Non Released - 4 years)

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The Foundation Degree programme is designed to provide an academic pathway for individuals aspiring to work within the field of counselling, across the private, voluntary, independent and statutory sectors.

The programme has been developed in response to continuing demand for mental health services in the region.

The award reflects contemporary applications of humanistic counselling modalities applicable to a range of professional settings and equips the practitioner with the knowledge and skills recommended for best practice.

The educational focus of the programme involves students building on existing knowledge and skills to enable their professional and academic development, and supports the concept of lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

There is also a clear work-related element that reflects the need to apply knowledge and skills within the workplace and to reflect in detail on theory and practice in supervision. This will not only provide students with valuable work-related experience but also greatly enhance their employability on completion of the programme. In year 2 of the Foundation Degree you will need to complete 100 hours supervised work placement which will be supported with a clinical supervisor.

All candidates will be invited in for an interview and will be required to complete a written essay and carry out an individual presentation, to assess their suitability for the programme.

Level 4
100% Coursework, including written, discussions and presentations

Level 5
100% Coursework including written, discussions and presentations

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Health & Social Care

There’s arguably no greater reward in life than helping another person.

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