About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll explore the benefits of a healthy population and key innovations in health and healthcare provision, with a focus on modern health issues including mental health. You’ll be introduced to multi-disciplinary perspectives on sport, exercise and physical performance including physiological, psychological, biomechanical and pedagogical concepts.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree.
You’ll examine health and social care from national and global perspectives considering cultural values and beliefs, enabling you to deliver compassionate, high quality and inclusive care and services for individuals, families and communities.
Your lecturers will use their up-to-date practitioner and research experience to help you develop a high level of theoretical knowledge and practical know how.
Subject specific skills and the importance of cultural competence, social justice, adherence to relevant legislation and professional standards will be evident throughout all levels of your study.
Professional work placements, which form an integral part of your degree, will give you the chance to gain experience in multiple health and social care settings and there are opportunities to study, work or volunteer overseas during your course.
The applied nature of this degree means you’ll graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience needed for professional practice and that employers in this growing sector are looking for.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- Learn and be assessed on the key practice-based skills required for graduate employment in health and social care.
- Gain extensive professional experience by completing professional work placements in settings that reflect new and exciting roles in the sector.
- Develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed by employers in order to deliver safe, dignified, compassionate and person-centred care.
- Opportunity to gain a nationally recognised additional qualification in Social Prescribing.
Certificate in Social Prescribing
Social prescribing is a key component of the Universal Personalised Care Model and the NHS Long Term Plan (2019) which aims to enable people to achieve better health and wellbeing. Opportunities for a career as a social prescribing link worker within multi-disciplinary teams in primary care are therefore set to increase, with the subsequent demand for suitably skilled people to fill these exciting new roles.
Leeds Trinity University is approved to run the Skills and Education Group Awards Certa Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing, a nationally recognised qualification which prepares learners for a role in social prescribing.
The necessary mandatory and optional units of study for the Certificate in Social Prescribing are embedded within and mapped against the modules you’ll study during your Health and Social Care degree. This means you have the option to work towards this additional qualification as part of your studies with support and guidance from your University lecturers. In order to be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing qualification, you will need to submit a portfolio of your work that successfully meets the assessment criteria set by Skills and Education Group Awards.