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Foundation degrees were introduced by the government in 2001 to meet the needs of both employers and employees as part of a commitment to enhance education and training in health and social care in line with the development of a modern career framework.

The development of this pathway has been in response to the health and social care field constantly changing and introducing new practices in reaction to adaptations to social policy and government agenda. Therefore, it is essential for all health and social care professionals to maintain up to date knowledge and be flexible in delivering practice to suit the current sector. Our Foundation Degrees equip students with professional skills and knowledge that enables them to develop and excel as excellent practitioners within the caring occupations.

The Health and Social Care - BSc (Hons) Top up can also be completed here at the Hugh Baird University Centre, where students will be allocated a supervisor to offer support when carrying out their research project.

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Employer endorsement

Stan Afflick, General Manager, Active8 Support Services

"Working in Partnership with the Hugh Baird University Centre has always been mutually beneficial and enriching. We’ve had several good students on placement and all of them have been well prepared and up for the challenges that our work throws at them. Support from the Hugh Baird University Centre for both students in placement and businesses providing places is solid without being stifling to enable the uptake of a variety of learning chances. It was very rewarding to be recently invited to work with a group of students at the main campus. We look forward to a continued link with the Hugh Baird University Centre."

What our students say
Chad Brown

Chad Brown, Health & Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)

"I really enjoy the debates and discussions with lecturers in the health and social care course. Everyone is really friendly and I have a great class to work with. The lecturers are really helpful and go that extra mile to help you understand what needs to be done. I would recommend Hugh Baird University Centre as a great way to gain a great career in health and social care."

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Access to Higher Education
Business and Management
Chartered Management Institute Award, Certificate and Diploma in Management and Leadership
Business (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Business & Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Business Administration - BA (Hons) Top up
Childcare, Childhood & Adolescence Studies
Children, Young People and their Services - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Education and Professional Studies - BA (Hons) Top up
Computing - FdSc
Computing - BSc (Hons) Top up
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
Contemporary Media Practice
Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Contemporary Media Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Contemporary Media Practice - BA (Hons) Top up
Creative Make Up Design and Practice
Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Creative Make Up Design and Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Design for Commercial Interiors
Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Design for Commercial Interiors - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Design for Commercial Interiors - BA (Hons) Top up
Digital Imaging and Photography
Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Digital Imaging and Photography - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Digital Imaging and Photography - BA (Hons) Top up
BEng (Hons) Engineering (Foundation Entry)
FdEng Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing)
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Foundation Year)
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Foundation Year)
Fashion and Textiles
Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Fashion and Textiles - BA (Hons) Top up
Festival Management
Festival Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Festival Management - BA (Hons) Top up
Foundation Entry
Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
BEng (Hons) Engineering (Foundation Entry)
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Foundation Year)
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Foundation Year)
Graphic Arts
Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Graphic Arts - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Graphic Arts - BA (Hons) Top up
Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Mental Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Health and Social Care - BSc (Hons) Top up
Hospitality in the Visitor Economy - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Outdoor Adventure Studies
Outdoor Adventure Studies - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Teaching & Education
Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory
Certificate in Education / PGCE (Education and Training)
PGCE Mathematics: Numeracy
Certificate in Education and PGCE (Mathematics: Numeracy)
Advanced Certificate in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy
Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design
Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - BA (Hons) Top up
Benefits of studying with us
The Degree Levels We Offer
Valued by Employers
Financial Support for University courses
Support for Undergraduates
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