The Course

Study key areas of Health and Social care develop the core, transferable skills and knowledge relevant to health care, social care and public health. You will look at many aspects of Health and Social Care, including life development from birth to older adult, and will consider the influence of external factors such as the environment and policy.

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. To support your development and work-readiness, employability skills are embedded throughout the Foundation Year with the opportunity to undertake relevant work experience in a Health & Social Care setting.

The Health and Social Care Foundation Year course is designed to enable you to progress to undergraduate degree study and relevant employment.

Course Content

The Foundation Year is made up of six modules:

  • Skills for Higher Education
  • Communication for Personal and Professional Skills Development
  • Health, Choice and the Lifespan
  • Introduction to Health and Social Science
  • Measuring Health and Wellness
  • Introduction to Health and Social Care Policy
Course Timetable

Induction session: at the Sixth Form College on Monday 16th September at 10:30.

Progression Opportunities

By completing the Health and Social Care Degree Foundation Year you will be able to progress onto a number of Staffordshire University undergraduate degree courses. Courses could include:

  • Health and Social Care
  • Social Work
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedic Science

For more information, and to apply, contact course leader Jill Salt: – 01782 854221

Download our Higher Education Degree Foundation Year Prospectus Here!

The Higher Education Prospectus includes:

  • A Detailed Overview of Our Courses
  • Entry Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition Fees

Get In Touch!

For more information about the courses we offer, contact us on 01782 854221 or email

The City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Sixth Form College
Leek Road,