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Mental Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree (FdA)

  • Validated by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • UCAS code: B760

  • Institutional code: H65


Not quite ready for the Foundation Degree or don't have the grades?

We offer a Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry in this subject.

This course has been written in close collaboration with students and industry professionals to develop an exciting course. The qualification is designed to provide students with opportunity to develop an awareness and skills for caring for those with mental health conditions.

In Year One, the main focus will be developing your knowledge and understanding of key concepts in mental health with emphasis on demonstrating your ability to work independently and with others. A range of lectures, seminars and workshops will be delivered so that you become familiar with mental health promotion, provision and practice. You will also have the opportunity to explore a wide range of mental health conditions and interventions.

In Year Two, you will be further developing your knowledge and understanding including approaches to management and leadership skills, research methods, rehabilitation practice and therapeutic communication and counselling. You will have the opportunity to build a professional portfolio based on your own reflective practice. Insight into the research process will allow you to recognise health trends helping you to fully comprehend and appreciate research in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

Visiting lecturers and guest speakers will support you in recognising industry standards and encourage you to apply theory to practice.

Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, workshops, research seminars, group work and independent research.

Guest speakers from different areas of mental health and wellbeing will facilitate professional lectures and Q&A sessions.

What topics/modules are covered?

Core modules include:

Year 1:

  • Care from the Client’s Perspective
  • Foundations for Professional Practice
  • Study and Lifelong Learning Skills
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Mental Health: Conditions and Interventions

Year 2:

  • Management and Leadership
  • Supporting Professional Practice
  • The Research Process
  • A Lifespan Perspective: Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Therapeutic Communication and Counselling Skills

What are the entry requirements?

For students entering via the optional Foundation Entry route, the following admission criteria will apply:
Entry requirements for this course are 160 tariff points at A Level or equivalent, 5 passes at GCSE or above, including GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above, a minimum proficiency in English of IELTS 6 or equivalent. Consideration will be given to applicants who have equivalent vocational or experiential learning gained within a Health and Social Care environment. All applicants are interviewed and will be subject to numeracy, literacy and values based assessment, dependant on their chosen progression route.

For students entering directly onto the Foundation Degree, the following admission criteria will apply:
We would normally expect applicants to produce evidence of a number of the following:

  • A minimum of 160 UCAS points or 64 UCAS points (new tariff)
  • Two A-levels
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or a related subject
  • Access qualification in a related subject
  • Substantial work experience in the health field
  • International Baccalaureate
View Additional Entry and Selection Criteria

If you are keen to study this programme but do not meet the entry requirements, we also offer a Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry in this subject.


What can I do if I complete this course?

Students who successfully complete this Foundation Degree may choose to complete a further one year of study to gain a full honours degree and will be offered a guaranteed interview for any relevant Honours Top up programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, they may wish to apply for a top up year at another higher education institution or progress directly into their chosen career path.


Career Path

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Support Worker - Mental Health
  • Child/Youth Worker
  • Telephone Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Support Work

Duration

Two years, full time or three years, part time.

Contacts

Primary contact:
Hayley Wilson
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5539 or email: hayley.wilson2@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Fiona Botsford
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 6522 or email: fiona.botsford@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £7,500 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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