Healthcare Practice FD of Science

About the course

The Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice is designed for healthcare workers who are currently working in an assistant capacity in a range of healthcare settings.

The course values practice-based learning and recognises the value of students' life experiences as a learning resource. The course will build upon your practice experiences by offering a range of learning opportunities where practice can be further developed. You will embark on a journey of active, independent learning with appropriate support from academic and clinical staff.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire during this work-based course will equip you to promote health in a diverse and changing society, through a range of caring interactions.

The course will foster your development as a reflective, compassionate healthcare practitioner, who is able to promote safe and effective care within a multi-disciplinary context. The experiences gained on the course will help you to provide and maintain healthcare of the highest quality.

Studying this Healthcare Practice Foundation degree at the University of Bedfordshire will ensure that you develop the necessary skills to be sought after in the employment market.

Healthcare Practice - FD of Science - University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via - DIRECT ENTRY
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code -
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Mar,Sep
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - Full time
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Why choose this course?

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Discover the School of Healthcare Practice

How will I be assessed?

Entry requirements

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.

2017/18 entry

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

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.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

  • Interview
  • Written test (literacy)
  • Written test (numeracy)
  • 12 months’ work experience in a healthcare setting

  • Be in current employment as a healthcare support worker (Band 2, 3, or 4)
  • Be working in a healthcare environment in either the NHS or private, voluntary or independent sector for a minimum of 3 days per week (22.5 hours)
  • Have the full support of your line manager for study leave and mentor support (letter of support is required)

Where standard entry requirements are not met the following entry criteria will apply:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above in Mathematics and English (or equivalent) or
  • NVQ level 2 in a health related subject

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Fees and Funding

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Extra costs for this course

Study materials

  • Stationery (printer ink, paper, pens, USB sticks, files etc (£30-£50)
  • Books (£50-£200)

Travel costs

You need to ensure that you budget for travelling from your home to the University; between academic sites and to and from placements.

*The information above is for guidance only. Exact costs may vary.


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