Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care Management

L5 Level 5
Full Time
12 September 2022 — 18 May 2024
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The health and social care management course has a multi-agency approach that encompasses social services, the NHS, third sector agencies and independent sectors.

How to Apply: You apply for this course via UCAS.  The ‘Apply Now’ button will take you to the UCAS course page.
You will need the following details:
Course Code – HC03, Institution Code – C16, Campus Code - A, Campus Name – City Centre Campus 
For further information visit Completing your UCAS application.

What you will study

You will gain essential research, including support management, service co-coordinators and other management roles in health and care.  We have placement modules, which could complement current care work placements.

You will find a placement in Year 2 or work part time in a health and social care setting which enables you to work with a variety of people and in a multi-agency environment.

Year one: Health and Social Care Foundation Degree

  • Skills for Higher Education - 40 credits
  • Investigating Health and Well-being - 20 credits
  • Law, Ethics and Policy - 20 credits
  • Employability Skills 1 - 20 credits
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care - 20 credits

Year two: Health and Social Care Foundation Degree

  • Communities and Society - 20 credits
  • Applying Research to Practice - 20 credits
  • Communication and Intervention - 20 credits
  • Integrated Leadership and Management - 20 credits
  • Employability Skills 2 and Ethics - 40 credits

Teaching and assessment

  • Continuous assessment and coursework assessments

Course fee per year

DBS Check: £45.05

Tuition Fees: £7,500.00

Entry requirements

Applications to the course will be considered on an individual basis. Typical entry requirements are detailed below but if you don’t meet these criteria, then your work and life experience will be taken into consideration.
Combinations of the qualifications below are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be accepted on an individual basis:

Typical A-Level Offer - DD
Typical BTEC Offer - relevant BTEC level 3 profile of Merit/Pass or Pass/Pass/Pass Typical Welsh Bacc Offer - Grade C and DE at A Level
Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits all Passes. 
Additionally, GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent).
A successful interview may also be a requirement for entry onto the course.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

12 September 2022

End date

18 May 2024

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

14 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care Management

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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