The Foundation Degree in Care Studies is a two-year, full-time Higher Education course designed to provide students with the opportunity to study a range of healthcare disciplines and builds an appropriate academic foundation and relevance in each subject area. The programme enables students to develop a range of graduate and expected employability skills which transfer to the world of work. The requisite work placement element of the programme gives opportunities for students to acquire practical skills and professional values within the diverse field of practice.
This course is run in partnership with the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.
This programme is aimed predominantly at mature students within the wider Neath Port Talbot community, who have existing knowledge and experience from working in the Health and Social care sector, or other relevant life experience. We aim to reflect the multidisciplinary approach required in this sector and actively seek prospective students from varied employment/ academic backgrounds.
A number of our FdSc Care Studies graduates improve current career pathways (H&SC) whilst others may progress into further training or undertake professional qualification. Career routes are diverse as a progression from this programme, most graduates go on to pursue traditional care options, though the course is not limiting in this respect. Alternative career considerations are promoted through the college careers advice centre and links with the wider industrial provision, e.g. Police force, 3rd Sector, Youth services, Rehabilitation teams, Environmental health, Public health.
The programme will include lectures, tutorials and a substantial work placement. You will usually have to complete portfolios, oral and poster presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.
Year 1 Modules include:
- The Value of Communication in promoting Equality and Dignity in Care
- Partnership Working
- Contemporary Issues relating to Safeguarding Vulnerable Individuals
- Study Skills
- Current Issues
- Workplace Practice
Year 2 Modules include:
- Psycho - Sociological perspectives on Health and Wellbeing
- Research in the wider Health and Social care arena
- Implementing Change in Care Practice
- Impact of an Aging Population
- Third Sector
- Workplace Practice.
You will usually have to complete portfolios, oral and poster presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme.
There will be additional course-related costs.
Higher Education & Degrees
Afan College - 01639 648200
2 Years (Full-Time)