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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.

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

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

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.

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

Applicant events

After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course. 

Enrolling

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.

 
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