Foundation Course HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

UK Fees

£9250

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 your BSc pre-registration health and social care course:

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.

The programme has 6 compulsory modules. Each module offers you learning opportunities vital for successful entry into your BSc programme.

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

Health and Social Care relevant modules designed to deliver key knowledge and skills to help you achieve success.
Enables a springboard to career and subject-specific degree level studies in Health and Social Care.
Clinical laboratory sessions with qualified healthcare professionals.
Our staff are experts, with a great deal to share.

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModeAdult Nursing (Foundation Course) Duration4 years Start dateSeptember Application codeB74F Application method UCAS
ModeTherapeutic Radiography (Foundation Course) Duration4 years Start dateSeptember Application codeB82F Application method UCAS
ModeOccupational Therapy (Foundation Course) Duration4 years Start dateSeptember Application codeB93F Application method UCAS
ModeMental Health Nursing (Foundation Course) Duration4 years Start dateSeptember Application codeB76F Application method UCAS
ModeOperating Department Practice (Foundation Course) Duration4 years Start dateSeptember Application codeB77F Application method UCAS
ModeSocial Work (Foundation Course) Duration4 years Start dateSeptember Application codeL50F Application method UCAS
ModeSports Rehabilitation (Foundation Course) Duration4 years Start dateSeptember Application codeC63F Application method UCAS
ModeChiropractic Integrated Masters (Foundation Course) Duration5 years Start dateSeptember Application codeB32F Application method UCAS

Location

London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.

If you are visiting our Southwark Campus, you may wish to use our downloadable campus map (PNG File 466 KB). For information on accessibility, see our DisabledGo access guides.

Walk or bicycle

The University is in easy walking distance of underground and leading overground stations. We are only 20 minutes away from the Thames. We encourage walking and cycling and have bicycle racks on campus. Please check the Transport for London cycling website for London cycling maps and route planners.

By bus

LSBU is very well connected, and a large number of buses travel to and connect in the Elephant and Castle area from across London.

By train or tube

The Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station, which is right next to campus. The closest rail stations are Elephant & Castle, London Waterloo and London Bridge. To plan your train journey, visit the National Rail website.

By car

London South Bank University does not provide public parking space. There is a limited amount of parking in the area, so we strongly advise using public transport.

Do consider the Congestion Charge if you are driving through London to reach the campus. Find out if you'll be crossing the Congestion Charge zone to reach our Southwark Campus.

TfL journey planner

You can travel to Southwark Campus by using public transport, plan your journey using the Transport for London journey planner.

Entry Level Requirements

  • 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.

Advanced entry

If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.

United Kingdom

£9250

Tuition fees for home students

International

£0

Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees

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    BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 1

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    BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 1

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    BA (Hons) Social Work (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 1

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    BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 1

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    BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 1

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    BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 1

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    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 1

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    BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 1

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    BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 1

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5362 Session code: 1FS00
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    Integrated Masters in Chiropractic (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 1

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5598 Session code: 1FS00
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    International: £87500

    BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 1

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    BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 2

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5358 Session code: 2FS00
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    International: £70000

    BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 2

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5355 Session code: 2FS00
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    BA (Hons) Social Work (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 2

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5364 Session code: 2FS00
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    International: £70000

    BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 2

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    BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 2

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    BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 2

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    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 2

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    UK fee: £9250 International fee: £0
    AOS/LSBU code: 5354 Session code: 2FS00
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    BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 2

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    BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 2

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    BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 2

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    Integrated Masters in Chiropractic (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 2

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5598 Session code: 2FC00
    Total course fee:
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    International: £87500

    BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 3

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    BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 3

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    BA (Hons) Social Work (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 3

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    BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 3

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    BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 3

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    BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £9250 International fee: £0
    AOS/LSBU code: 5361 Session code: 3FS00
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    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 3

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5354 Session code: 3FS00
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    BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 3

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    BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 3

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5362 Session code: 3FS00
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    BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 3

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5365 Session code: 3FS00
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    Integrated Masters in Chiropractic (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 3

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5598 Session code: 3FC00
    Total course fee:
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    International: £87500

    BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 4

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5358 Session code: 4FS00
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    BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 4

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5355 Session code: 4FS00
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    International: £70000

    BA (Hons) Social Work (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 4

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    AOS/LSBU code: 5364 Session code: 4FS00
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    International: £70000

    BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
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    AOS/LSBU code: 5366 Session code: 4FS00
    Total course fee:
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    International: £70000

    BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
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    AOS/LSBU code: 5356 Session code: 4FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £37000
    International: £70000

    BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £9250 International fee: £0
    AOS/LSBU code: 5361 Session code: 4FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £37000
    International: £0

    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £9250 International fee: £0
    AOS/LSBU code: 5354 Session code: 4FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £37000
    International: £0

    BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 5360 Session code: 4FS00
    Total course fee:
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    International: £0

    BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 5362 Session code: 4FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £37000
    International: £70000

    BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 5365 Session code: 4FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £37000
    International: £70000

    Integrated Masters in Chiropractic (with Foundation Year) (FT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 5598 Session code: 4FC00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £46250
    International: £87500

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.

International students

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

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Adult Nursing (Foundation Course) Duration 4 years Start date September Application code B74F Application method UCAS
Mode Therapeutic Radiography (Foundation Course) Duration 4 years Start date September Application code B82F Application method UCAS
Mode Occupational Therapy (Foundation Course) Duration 4 years Start date September Application code B93F Application method UCAS
Mode Mental Health Nursing (Foundation Course) Duration 4 years Start date September Application code B76F Application method UCAS
Mode Operating Department Practice (Foundation Course) Duration 4 years Start date September Application code B77F Application method UCAS
Mode Social Work (Foundation Course) Duration 4 years Start date September Application code L50F Application method UCAS
Mode Sports Rehabilitation (Foundation Course) Duration 4 years Start date September Application code C63F Application method UCAS
Mode Chiropractic Integrated Masters (Foundation Course) Duration 5 years Start date September Application code B32F Application method UCAS

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 the Foundation Year of the Extended Degree Programme at Southwark campus only but it is possible to change to the Havering Campus for the BSc years of the Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing programs if you apply to do so.

Prepare to start

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)

All pre-registration students need to be DBS cleared before going on placement. You’ll need to have an enhanced DBS check even if you have had one before and will not be able to go on placement until this is complete.

The DBS process is not difficult but can take some time so it's best to get started as soon as you receive your email. You will receive the email during Summer 2023.

DBS update service

If you're part of the DBS update service, your subscription is up to date and you already have a DBS certificate, please bring in your original green DBS certificate for the document check. To take advantage of the update service, your certificate needs to be classified as 'Enhanced' and workforce must be listed as 'Adult and Child'. If you have any queries, please email us at hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

How to complete your DBS

Our DBS supplier, Verifile, will send you an email with all the details you need to complete your DBS.

Verifile will give you instructions to log into their system and complete your personal details and information. To complete the process, you'll need your passport or driving licence and 5-year address history including dates when you moved in/out.

You can use your application number to track the progress of your DBS.

When you've finished, your Disclosure Statement will be mailed to the most recent address in your submission, so please make sure it's correct. We don't automatically receive a copy of this Statement, which is why we need you to bring it in as part of the next step.

Frequently asked questions

My Social Work friends said they need to pay. Do I need to pay?

Only Social Work applicants need to pay for their DBS. It costs £46 and can be purchased on our online store.

What do I need to declare on my DBS?

Please include any and all major and minor, spent and unspent convictions, cautions, warning and reprimands, even if they relate to juvenile offences or seem trivial or unimportant. Some minor offences will not prevent you from going on placement or being offered a place on your course, but still need to be reviewed so it’s best to be honest and include everything. Also, the more information you include about any offences can help reduce the time it takes to assess them.

I’ve applied for/had a DBS in past. Do I need to do it again?

Yes, you do. You need to have an up-to-date DBS. Once you have received the email from our DBS supplier make sure you start the process straight away. All details of how to do this will be outlined in the email. If you don’t complete your DBS in the timeframe given, we may withdraw your offer even if term has already started. So it’s important that you get started as soon as you receive the email.

Why do I need an enhanced DBS check?

Government legislation requires all Higher Education Institutions who offer courses where students may come into unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults to have this check. These checks also help us to ensure duty of care to our students, and create a safer environment for patients seen by our students.

Who reviews my DBS?

As part of the University’s admissions process, declarations of any offence may be referred to a virtual panel made up of senior managers from partner NHS Trusts and/or other sectors within Health and Social Care. Any DBS that is considered by the panel will be anonymised. The panel members then deliberate and make a recommendation whether the application be rejected, accepted or request further information or documents.

When will I hear back from the panel about my DBS?

If you have declared an offence, we might ask for more information from you in writing which will help the panel make a decision. Once your declaration has been referred to the panel it can take up to 28 working days to be processed.

Which address do I use?

You need to put your current address on your DBS application because this is where your Statement will be mailed. If you’ve moved house between submitting and receiving your DBS, make sure you have mail forwarding set up so that you’ll receive your statement. If you’ve moved recently, make sure you have proof of your new address (such as a new bank statement) to bring for your document checks.

I’ve lost my statement. What do I do?

If you’ve lost your statement you will need to pay £46 to purchase a new one.

I’ve had my application rejected due to my DBS declaration/disclosure. Can I appeal the decision?

Yes. If your application has been rejected due to your DSB declaration/discloser, you will be sent a letter to confirm this. There will be instructions in the letter about how you can appeal and which supporting information you need to provide. Once a decision has been made you will receive a letter from the School Executive Team.

Document check

Once you have completed the online part of the DBS process, you will need to produce three accepted documents from this list (PDF File 248 KB) to be verified.

Document check on campus

Southwark: Southwark Student Help Desk in the K2 building Monday – Friday between 9am-11am or 1pm-4pm

Havering: come to reception at Havering Monday – Friday between 8:30-10:30am, 12-2pm, 4-5pm

Document check at the Post Office

If you’re not able to come to campus, you can get your documents checked and certified at the Post Office for a fee of £10.50. To do this, make photocopies of your three accepted ID documents and take your DBS form, copies and originals of your documents to the Post Office. The Post Office will stamp the form and photocopies and given them back to you. Email your post office receipt, stamped form and stamped documents to hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

Occupational Health (OH)

An exciting part of many of our Health and Social Care courses is the opportunity to learn off-campus and work with patients, clients and/or service users. Before you start, we need to make sure that you have the correct levels of immunisations.

Questionnaire

Once you have enrolled, students will be asked to complete an occupational health check, the first part is completing an online questionnaire sent from our occupational health provider.

GP appointment

The second part of your occupational health check is to get any inoculations that you may need from your GP. When attending your GP appointment, please take printed copies of these two documents with you.

Vaccination Screening Advisory Letter
GP Vaccination and Screening History

Occupational Health appointment

After these steps are complete you will receive an email from OHWorks Ltd inviting you to attend an appointment on-campus with an Occupational Health Nurse. These appointments take place during the week and sometimes when your classes have already started.

The OH team have prepared this guide which outlines what to expect at each stage. If you have queries or concerns about your Occupational Health clearance or inoculations please contact the Occupational Health team.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be double vaccinated?

Yes - government legislation advises that everyone must be double vaccinated to work in a health care setting with effect from 1 April 2022.

What if I can’t make my OH appointment?

Please contact the OH team to reschedule at least 48 hours in advance. Remember that you won’t be able to go on placement until you’re cleared.

I’ve already registered with LSBU’s Disability and Dyslexia Support Unit (DDS). Do I still need to tell the OH Nurse about my condition?

Yes. Tell the OH Nurse about all conditions including specific learning difficulties even if you’ve declared these in the past. This will allow us to make reasonable adjustments whilst you’re on placement.

If I’ve declared a condition to the OH Nurse, do I need to register with LSBU’s Disability and Dyslexia Support Unit as well?

The information you share with the OH Nurse will be treated with confidence, meaning that it won’t be automatically shared with the DDS team. The DDS team can help you to receive support for your lectures, assignments and exams so it’s worth to register with them and provide evidence of your condition if you need this support.

Numeracy practice

Before starting your course, you may want to check or practice your numeracy skills. The National Numeracy Challenge is a free online tool that helps you learn, revise and quiz your essential numeracy skills. You’ll also be able to get a certificate to show your efforts.

Enrolment and Welcome Week

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.

Work experience

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

Holidays

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

The programme has six core modules. These core modules will help prepare you for a degree in Nursing and Midwifery, Allied Health Sciences or in Social Work.

  • 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.
  • Skills needed for roles in health and social care
    This module introduces students to the wide variety of Health and Social Care professions, their roles and the importance of these areas in Health and Social Care. Student will be provided with specialised teaching content relevant to each profession and with the use of the London South Bank University Clinical Labs we give students interactive workshops to demonstrate specific professional skills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Facilities

Careers

Employability Service

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.

The School of Health and Social Care has links with over 70 health and social care providers in London and the surrounding areas. Our trained Health Care professionals provide unique access to a wealth of information and clinical experience to enhance the student learning experience. We also provide you with links to your professional Degree program through your Personal Tutor.

Contact information

Course Enquiries - UK

Tel: 0207 815 7500

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International team enquiry

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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