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Health and Social Care - Foundation Year

Overview

Bridging your studies

Been out of study for a long time? Or maybe you haven’t met the entry requirements of your chosen degree? Our entry year acts as a bridge to degree-level studies. Successful completion of this foundation year will guarantee you a place on one of our BSc pre-registration health and social care courses:

On this programme, not only will you develop independent study and form a base for academic knowledge, you'll also develop the self-confidence needed for a successful health and social care career through active participation, team working and project work.

This one year course is divided into three terms, and work experience is gained at one of our leading industry partners.

The programme has four core and one optional module. The optional modules will help prepare you for a degree in Nursing and Midwifery, Allied Health Sciences or in Social Work. You'll get to choose the pathway best suited to the course you want to progress into.

We are pleased to offer an introductory discount of £2000 for all students entering onto this course for 2018/19. This discount will be automatically applied upon enrolment.

Why Health and Social Care (Foundation Year) at LSBU?

Optional modules have been designed to better equip students for a specialised degree.
Enables a springboard to career and subject-specific degree level studies in Health and Social Care.
Unique work experience offered with world-renowned organisations.
Our staff are experts, with a great deal to share.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Adult Nursing (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus; Havering Campus
Mode
Diagnostic Radiography (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Therapeutic Radiography (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Midwifery (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Occupational Therapy (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Children's Nursing (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Mental Health Nursing (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus; Havering Campus
Mode
Learning Disabilities Nursing (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Operating Department Practice (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Social Work (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Sports Rehabilitation (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

The programme has four core and one optional module. The optional modules will help prepare you for a degree in Nursing and Midwifery, Allied Health Sciences or in Social Work. You'll get to choose the pathway best suited to the course you want to progress into.

  • Learning skills for Higher Education
    This module is designed to enable students to acquire and/or enhance skills that will facilitate their achievement on the programme. The module emphasises the importance of group and teamwork, reflecting on classroom discussions and writing. It will also consider ICT skills as well as assisting the student to identifying their learning style and explore how to manage their own learning.
  • Communication skills for health and social care professions
    This module will enable the student to explore a variety of communication methods used in health and social care interactions. It will explore different communication styles and will seek to further develop the student’s own communication style.  The role of professionals in communicating effectively will also be explored.
  • Quantitative techniques and practice
    This module therefore provides an introduction to the scientific underpinning of mathematics concepts and data, allowing students to develop confidence and competence when working with numbers in theory, in practice and in practical settings.
  • Introduction to health and social care, systems and professions
    This module aims to provide a foundation knowledge relating to health and social care provision and enable students to develop the knowledge and skills to work within a multidisciplinary environment.

Plus one optional module from:

  • Biology for health sciences
    This module introduces cells, tissues, molecules and processes that form the basic cellular structure of the human body, and the processes that support life. Aspects of biology and physiology are explored. Normally, students undertake this option module to meet the entry requirements of the following undergraduate careers: Adult Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
    This module is designed to introduce the students to the concepts of health, healthy living and wellbeing, determinants of health and underpinning health promotion. Normally, students undertake this option module to meet the entry requirements of the following undergraduate careers: Occupational Therapy, Operating Department Practice, Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Radiography, Therapeutic Radiography and Sport Rehabilitation.
  • People skills and values
    This module enables students to develop awareness of the key concepts required, particularly in the role of social workers, focussing on the development of people skills and the development of appropriate values. It is primarily designed for students who are aiming to pursue careers in social work.

Employability

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Placements

Facilities

Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level DD or:
  • BTEC National Diploma MPP or:
  • Access to HE qualifications with Pass or:
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 64 UCAS points.
  • Plus  5 GCSEs A-C including English and Maths, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

International English Language Test (IELT)

Students for whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent (including 7.0 in written element and a minimum score of 6.5 in speaking, reading and listening element) for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) [or TOEFL: 570 including 55 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and at least 5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)], at the time of application.

All applicants must be 18 years or over at the commencement of the course to meet the subsequent requirement of the professional regulators for general education when they progress to level 4.

All offers of places on the course are conditionally based on:

1. Satisfactory outcome of an interview;

2. Occupational Health clearance;

3. Satisfactory outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Applications from candidates with disabilities are considered and assessment of abilities and needs undertaken sensitively. The safety of the potential students is an important consideration.

How to apply

Apply now for a full-time course starting this September through Clearing.

Call 0800 923 8888 to speak to one of our dedicated Clearing advisors who’ll take you through your application.

You can also speak to us in person at one of our clearing application sessions.

If you’re applying for a health and social care course use our online application service.

For more information visit our Clearing page.

Part-time course

Please follow the instructions on the table below to apply for a part-time course.

International students

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

2019 entry

International students

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Adult Nursing (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
B74F
Application method
Mode
Diagnostic Radiography (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
B81F
Application method
Mode
Therapeutic Radiography (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
B82F
Application method
Mode
Midwifery (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
B72F
Application method
Mode
Occupational Therapy (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
B93F
Application method
Mode
Children's Nursing (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
B73F
Application method
Mode
Mental Health Nursing (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
B76F
Application method
Mode
Learning Disabilities Nursing (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
B71F
Application method
Mode
Operating Department Practice (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
B77F
Application method
Mode
Social Work (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
L50F
Application method
Mode
Sports Rehabilitation (Extended Degree)
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
C63F
Application method

For full-time courses, please send your applications through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using our code L75. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

For more details on how to apply see our how to apply page.

Accommodation

Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.

Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

Choosing a campus

When making your UCAS application you will need to apply for your chosen field of nursing practice as well as the campus you wish to study. You are able to study Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing at our Southwark or Havering campus. To choose to study at our Havering campus please indicate this by writing an 'H' in your UCAS application.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5360Session code: 1FE00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5359Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5356Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5364Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5361Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5366Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5355Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5360Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5357Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5354Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5354Session code: 1FE00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5358Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £0
AOS/LSBU code: 5362Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £37000
International £0

Please note that this course is not currently open to international students.

Fee prices

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.

Introductory Discount

We are pleased to offer an introductory discount of £2000 for all students entering onto this course for 2018/19. This discount will be automatically applied upon enrolment.

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course before discount. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

DBS

You need to declare any previous convictions, cautions, warning or reprimands through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Find out more on the DBS process for applicants.

To see when and if convictions and cautions are removed from the DBS certificate check the filtering rules for the criminal record check certificates.

For more information please read our DBS FAQs.

To complete the DBS application and get your ID documents checked, please follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Complete the online DBS application and ensure you refer to the corresponding DBS course title when completing your application, to ensure we can track your application.

Organisation: LSBUHSC
Password: london2013

If you already have a DBS certificate and are part of the DBS update service, we need to see the hard copy of your DBS certificate. You’ll also need to e-mail hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk the details below so that we can perform a status check on the update service website:

  • Your DBS certificate number
  • Your name as it is on the DBS certificate
  • Your date of birth

Step 2:

Bring 3 accepted ID documents by 28 September so we can verify your application. You can visit the Southwark Student Help Desk in the K2 building during working hours, Monday-Friday (9am-11am, 1pm-4pm). No appointment is needed.

Please note:

If you are unable to physically come to campus and show your 3 forms of required ID, you can use the Post Office which offers an identity document checking service for a fee of £10.50.

Take photocopies of your 3 items of ID documents and your 3 original documents with you to the Post Office.

The Post Office will stamp the form and the photocopies and give them back to you

The documents will be scanned (including the Post Office receipt so that we know that it has gone through due process) and sent to hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

If you have further questions you can email hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

Enrolment

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our new students pages.

Occupational health

Please read our guide to immunisation, screening and health clearance.

If you have met the conditions of your offer download and complete an online medical questionnaire. This will go to our current occupational health provider. You can only enrol on your course when this is complete. For further information please read our Occupational Health FAQs.

Vaccination screening

Read our Vaccination Screening Advisory Letter (PDF File 126 KB).

Before you enrol on your course take the GP Vaccination and Screening History Form (PDF File 117 KB) to your GP for them to complete, sign and stamp.

Once you’ve enrolled take the form to the meeting with the occupational health nurse so the nurse can check your immunisation status and confirm this for your placement. If you do not complete the occupational health process you cannot go on placement and this may jeopardise your continuation on your course.

If you have any questions you can email hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

Holidays

Your holiday periods will not follow the normal University timetable because of placements. You’ll receive more details once you start your course.

Practice placements

Most health and social care courses’ practice placements will operate outside normal working hours e.g. evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

Uniform

Most placements will require you to wear a uniform on placement or during some practical sessions in our skills laboratories. This will be provided along with a formal name badge.

You'll have to pay for any additional or replacement uniforms. For more information, see our uniform FAQs.

 
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Tel: 0800 923 8888

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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