BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Foundation Year (UOB)

The BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Foundation Year (UOB) is a broad service industry that assists vulnerable individuals such as children, the elderly, and those with impairments or mental health difficulties. Our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Foundation Year program allows you to acquire the values, skills, and knowledge required for effective health and social care practice, opening the door to a wide range of exciting career prospects.


Health and Social Care with Foundation Year are delivered in excellent teaching facilities which provide a stimulating learning environment that will be both engaging and memorable. This Foundation Year Course offers you the opportunity to develop the values, practical skills, and knowledge necessary for a successful career in the global health and social care environment.

Our highly experienced and dedicated team will lead you in an exploration of the principles of care, professional values, attitudes and behaviour, ethical practice of care, promoting physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing, and safeguarding and promoting diversity and inclusion. Our focus is on helping you become a knowledgeable, compassionate, and person-centered care professional.

Why should I complete the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Foundation Year (UOB)

This degree will give you a good foundation, allowing you to work in a wide range of statutory, voluntary, and independent settings, including local authority teams, health promotion projects, refugee and asylum service hospitals, sheltered accommodation, hospices, and day centers, and residential care units. In addition, graduates with a health and social care background are also in a good position to be considered for careers in health education and health promotion, welfare, health research, community mental health, and commissioning, and care management services.

Graduates may seek roles as service managers and coordinators, in advocacy, education, and training, or as technicians and support workers helping children and families, older and disabled people, drug and alcohol abusers, and people with mental health problems.


  • Communication and Information Technology (HSO4000)
  • Legal and Ethical Issues (HSO4001)
  • Introduction to Social Policy (HSO4002)
  • Using Research Evidence (HSO4003)
  • Principles of Care (HSO4004)
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Health and Social Care (HSO4007)
  • Group Dynamics and Working in Teams (HSO5000)
  • Planning Care Delivery (HSO5002)
  • Work-based Experience (HSO5003)
  • Health Promotion – Challenges and Opportunities (HSO5004)
  • Social Inclusion, Empowerment and Health (HSO5005)
  • Employability Skills (HSO5006)
  • Research Proposal/Methods (HSO6000)
  • Compassionate Health and Social Care (HSO6001)
  • Dissertation/Research Project (HSO6002)
  • Safeguarding Children (HLT6027)
  • Developing Child and Family Health and Wellbeing (HLT6029)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (HLT6012)
  • Care of the Older Person (HLT6015)
  • Contemporary Mental Health (HLT6060)

Foundation Year Modules

  • Self-Reflection and Self-Presentation (FND3000)
  • Reading Modern Society (FND3001)
  • The Individual and Society (FND3002)
  • Research Methods in Social Science (FND3003)
  • The World of Work (FND3004)
  • Reading Contemporary Society (FND3005)

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3: Any subjects are acceptable
  • GCSEs: Five at grade C or above / grade 4 to 9
  • IELTS: 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in any band (Non-native speakers)
  • If you didn’t study GCSEs / A-Levels and have non-traditional entry qualifications or relevant work experience we will be happy to consider your application. You’ll be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process.
  • We also welcome applications from students studying a wide range of qualifications from around the world. Whilst you can find specific details of our international qualification requirements under our partner university’s ‘Your Country’ page.
  • Any student who has studied in a non-majority English-speaking country will typically be asked to complete an additional qualification testing English language ability (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). The expected level is IELTS 5.0 or equivalent with no element below 4.5.
  • These are our standard entry requirements, but we may consider lowering these for students that perform well in the interview.

UCAS points: 48 (this can be made up from a range of level courses, for more information on the UCAS points for your qualification go to the UCAS tariff calculator)

Students will also be asked to attend an academic interview. Suitability for entry to our programs can be demonstrated in several ways and is not limited to academic qualifications alone and applicants who do not meet our published entry requirements are encouraged to contact recruitment and admissions for advice.

How to Apply

Each of our courses has different entry requirements and a different admission process. We encourage you to look at our course pages and the How to apply section for detailed information.

From choosing your desired course, writing your statement, and submitting the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the way. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.


Feb 2022

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Weekday / Weekend /Evening Classes


4 years


£9,250 per year (Home fee)


RQF Level 3-6


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