This Foundation Year in Health and Social Care is delivered at the City of Stoke-on-Trent 6th Form College. It offers you the opportunity to develop core transferable skills and knowledge relevant to health care, social care and public health. Successful completion of the Foundation year enables progression to the three-year BSc course delivered at the university.
You will look at many aspects of health and social care including life development from birth to older adult and will consider how external factors such as the environment and policy influence this development. You will develop core skills which are relevant to all health and social care areas, such as record keeping, safeguarding, and how you can affect the communication of others.
You will learn about the social, psychological and biological aspects of health through the lifespan, cultural differences in relation to health and social care, society’s influences on the healthy individual and the health impact on social care. You will also learn how health and social care services relate to each other to provide care and develop professional skills and knowledge required in all areas of health and social care.
With over 350 different career opportunities across different health and social care settings; this degree provides the underpinning skills and knowledge required for a wide variety of work in these sectors including:
- Management in the Public or Private Sector
- Working for charities in the UK or abroad
- Working in research centres
- Public Health
- Health Promotion
- NHS Support Services
- Social Services
- Local Authority
- Education Support
Students will either go on to study at Masters level or obtain employment in a variety of settings including: Charitable organisations (e.g. MIND, British Heart Foundation); Non-clinical hospital departments (i.e. audit, medical records, education centres, research centres); Teaching; Public health; Health promotion; Housing associations; Private care homes; Offender services; Drug and alcohol services.