Skip to main content

Health & Social Care Foundation Degree

Health & Social Care Foundation Degree


Health & Social Care Foundation Degree (Central Bedfordshire College)

If you are eager to start or progress into a rewarding career making a real difference to people’s lives, a Health & Social Care course could be perfect for you. You’ll gain the practical skills and understanding you need to succeed in the sector.

A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent. Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements:

As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies. Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don’t have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.


Course content

Are you interested in caring for people, particularly when they are vulnerable? Are you a caring, practical person who wishes to understand the theoretical basis behind care? Do you wish to enter health or social care provision in an advanced support worker role, Senior Support Worker, Assistant Practitioner or similar roles in the Health and Social Care sectors? This course is aimed at people like you and is flexible with a range of modules to match participants’ personal and professional development needs. This course is franchised and awarded by the University of Bedfordshire and provides you with an advanced knowledge of the Health and Social Care sector.

Your areas of study could include:

  • Health And Social Care Practice Skills
  • Introduction To Academic Study And Work-Based Learning
  • In Health And Social Care
  • Introduction to Health and Social Care
  • Law, Society and Controversy
  • Global Public Health
  • Evidence-Based Health And Social Care Practice
  • Managing and Applied Experience within a Work-Based
  • Learning Enviroment
  • Multi-Agency Working in Mental Health

The course will run on a Wednesday and you will be required to have a placement within the care industry to carry out the practical tasks.

The assessments are closely aligned to the course learning outcomes and graduate impact statements with a range of assessment methods, for example, action plans, reports, case studies, posters, portfolios, self-reviews, oral presentations, and closed book examinations. Assessments will also develop key skills needed for working in health and social care settings, such as the ability to communicate clearly, self-appraise practice and be a team player. Most units include elements of individual and group activity to reflect the type of work undertaken in an organisation though if group work is used as part of the units assessment strategy, it is primarily individually assessed often with a requirement for reflection on the process and learning from collaborative work. You will also be assessed in your ability to become an independent learner, to reflect and to self-appraise your skills development and evaluate your learning and its relevance to professional and vocational practice using evidence from your course work and workplace.

Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.

Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed!

You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations.

Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.

Next steps

Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure.

You may choose to continue your studies and top up your FdA to a BA or BSC Degree with the University of Bedfordshire or other participating Universities.
Following the successful completion of this qualification you have many opportunities for employment, click here to see a range of Health and Social Care Careers!

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.

We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish which we will discuss with you at interview. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

Take the next step

Apply through UCAS

Apply now
Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 23/09/2024
Type: HE
Fees: £6,165.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.