FdA Health and Social Care
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
If you're interested in a career working with children and young people, the elderly or vulnerable adults, the FdA Health and Social Care degree is for you.
This healthcare course covers a broad range of topics covered in the Health and Social Care sector, and provides a foundation for this area of work. You will be taught by qualified nurses, counsellors and staff with PhDs, providing a wide range of learning across contemporary Health and Care issues including rehabilitation and mental health.
The FdA Health and Social Care received 100% student satisfaction with assessment and feedback in the NSS 2018.
64 UCAS points from a Level 3 qualification.
If you are a current Newcastle College student and successfully pass your Level 3 course in an appropriate subject, you will be guaranteed a place on a degree course.
What will I learn?
- Life Course Approaches to Health and Social Care
- Foundations of Health and Social Care
- Equality and Diversity in Practice
- Work Related Learning
- Personal Development
- Academic Study Skills
- Working with Individuals, Organisations and Groups
- Working with Children, Young People and Families
- Disability and Activities of Living
- Professional Development
- Work Based Learning
- Critical Perspectives of Mental Health
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups in Health and Social Care
How is the course taught?
- Small group learning
- Group work
- Collaborative working
How am I assessed?
- Academic posters
- Recorded group discussions
- Live briefs
During the FdA Health and Social Care degree, you can take part in progression days and events to get you work-ready for industry. You'll also be prepared for interviews and given live briefs by employers.
On this healthcare course you will be offered the opportunity to undertake a work placement which will enhance your CV. You will also gain a Mental Health First Aid qualification*.
*subject to funding
Where can I progress?
You will be able to continue your studies by progressing to the BSc Health and Social Care (Top-Up) or the BSc Public Health (Top-Up) degrees once you have completed this course, or you can pursue a career in Case Management, Family Support or Childcare.
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.