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FdSc Health and Wellbeing

Course Name 
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Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 5
Start Date September
Duration 2 years
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body Leeds Beckett University
Offering Code HFL5HSC1F000
UCAS Code 4Y7M
Programme Design and Overview

This course combines study and practical work experience to equip you with a combination of technical abilities, academic knowledge, and transferable skills that are highly desirable to employers. You’ll undertake a placement where you’ll be able to put your learning in the classroom into practice and boost your employability.

Many practitioners will already have a range of rich and varied experiences of working within the sector. This course will help you become more aware of developmental approaches to learning and to reflect on your own practice, which will extend your professional competence and effectiveness in supporting individual care needs.

Indicative Content

You'll study a range of theoretical and work-related components which will enhance your understanding of working with in the health and social care sector. You will have the opportunity to choose a topic for a research project which will contribute to your knowledge of a specific area.

Modules studied can include:

• Life stages and development
• Nutrition and health
• Ethical principles in care practice
• Longer-term conditions
• Promoting health and well-being
• Leadership and management
• Mental health conditions
• Contemporary issues in care and well-being
• Employability in health and well-being
• Work in context
• Study Skills
• Research Skills

Delivery Methods

Sessions involve a range of learning opportunities including group work, formal lectures, workshops, case studies, and practical activities. Along with the structured sessions, you will engage in directed and self-directed study. As such, a high level of personal commitment is expected.

Full time Hours:
9 hours of delivered lessons per week, plus 18 hours of self-directed study per week. Students are also able to access 3 hour per week of tutorial support for study at level 4 and 2 hours support for level 5.

Applicants need to have relevant employment or a voluntary placement to work a minimum of 75 hours over Level 4 and 75 hours over Level 5.

Course Structure As well as taught sessions, you will be expected to have employment, access to a voluntary placement or means of supporting your academic work in a practical manner. The hours allocated to this over the two years of the degree are global 150 hours as a minimum (75 hours at Level 4 and 75 hours at Level 5).
Nature of Assessments on the Programme Knowledge is assessed by means of assignments, reports, portfolios and assessed presentations. You will also need to demonstrate your competence in your workplace or placement and you will have the opportunity to choose a topic for a research project that will contribute to your knowledge of a specific topic. You will also be required to be employed in or undertake placement in a health and social care setting.
Entry Requirements

Minimum 48 UCAS tariff points from relevant Level 3 study such as A Levels or a Level 3 diploma.

Non-traditional entry requirements:
Applicants who are studying the NCFE CACHE Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care who attain an average grade score above pass level, but have not been successful in the Short Answer Examination may be considered following successful completion of a short-written piece on a Health and Well-being topic, selected by the HE Programme Leader, in order to assess writing skills.

Applicants with other qualifications may be considered, depending on experience.  Applicants for the full-time route who have A Levels or Level 3 qualifications unrelated to the health and social care sector will be

Applicants may be required to undertake a short-written piece in order to
assess writing skills.

All applicants must have a GCSE grade A*–C in English Language.

Applicants wishing to APL will also be considered. You will have to provide a portfolio of evidence detailing prior knowledge and achievements.

Attendance Expectations 2 years full time: 9.00-17.00 for 2 days per week on campus, plus at least one placement day/s per week (for 30 weeks per year).
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2022/23

Tuition Fees: £6,950.00 per year.

All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit:

Additional costs: A DBS Enhanced Disclosure is a compulsory requirement of any offer to study on courses which require you to work with children and/or vulnerable adults. Further details on DBS disclosures can be found at GOV.UK, by contacting the DBS information line on 0870 9090 844 Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Additional Course Costs

A DBS Enhanced Disclosure is a compulsory requirement of any offer to study on courses which require you to work with children and/or vulnerable adults. Approximate cost £45.00.

Further details on DBS disclosures can be found at GOV.UK, by contacting the DBS information line on 0870 9090 844.

Students are also liable for costs relating to:

Purchase of books; approximately £240.00
Campus parking (Wakefield Campus only;) approximately £4.00 per day
Travel to and from campus: £5.50 per day on public transport
Travel to and from placement; £5.50 on public transport
Stationary: approximately £30.00
Trips and visits: approximately £60.00
Printing; approximately £50.00
The following costs should be used as a guide only.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book.  There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here:

Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at:

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email:

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email:

Further Study Successful completion will provide the opportunity to further your studies. A Level 6 BSc (Hons) Health and Well-being top up degree is available at Wakefield College. Past students have also progressed to Top Up degrees in Business and Management.
Career Opportunities This qualification will enhance careers in health, social care, community healthcare, management and many other areas.
How to Apply

Please apply through UCAS

If you require details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

Admissions Process For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website:
Pre-enrolment Preparation In order to prepare yourself for the commencement of your chosen programme, you are advised to engage in study skills literature, Cottrell, S. (2013) would be advised.
Group Size An average group size of 10-15 is expected for full time route. The programme will only be viable if there is a minimum of 10 students for each route.
Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at:

Terms and Conditions The successful completion of the course can only be achieved if the compulsory placement hours are fulfilled and competency checklist signed by the placement supporter.
For Further Details

Please contact FdSc Health & Well-being Programme Leader Rob Jay on 01924 789242 or, or Course Information on 01924 789111.

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