FdA Health and Community Studies
Approved by: Plymouth University
UCAS code: L590
Institution Code: C78
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How is the course studied at this venue? - Students are based at the Camborne campus, benefiting from new facilities and buildings, including an arts and media centre, a student bar, artificial turf pitch and new lecture theatres, making the learning experience one of the best in the county. The course is available full and part-time. Attendance for the full time route is usually on two days a week for two years and the part time course on one day a week for three years. There is also the option to study for a HNC Health and Community Studies on one day a week for two years. It is possible to study modules individually separate from a nationally recognised qualification but the availability of this option must be discussed with the programme manager. The college day is usually from 9.15 - 4.30 , For further information on the part-time option please call course manager on 01209 617595. Full time applications will be through the UCAS system and part time by completing a College application form available through Customer Enquiries on 01209 616161.
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Who is this course for?
This Foundation Degree is suitable for both college leavers with an interest in working in the Health Care and Community as well as people who are already employed but wish to extend their knowledge and career opportunities. The course is designed for those who wish to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work with adults and children in a wide range of settings, including social care, community, health and education. Foundation Degrees are part of the new Government Qualification Network and the new FdA Health and Community Studies at Cornwall College Camborne is offered instead of the previous HND in Health and Community Studies.
120 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 80 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification i.e. BTEC National Diploma/BTEC Extended Diploma ? PPP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas ? 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.
Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
Previous learning and experience may be credited. If in doubt, call 0845 22 32 567 or email email@example.com.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be a mandatory requirement after you have been accepted on the programme. It is your responsibility to undertake this before commencing your study.
What will I be doing on the course?
All modules carry 20 credits, with the FdA requiring 240 credits to be acquired. Some modules are jointly taught with other programmes, in particular BSc (Hons) Combined Social Science. There are core modules, which you are required to study and a number of optional modules. These optional modules allow you to follow your own interests in working with specific settings: advice on which modules would be particularly relevant will be offered and in a few modules you will be able to complete your assessment tasks by focusing your study on preferred areas.
You will benefits from a range of teaching methods which include; classroom sessions, one-to-one tutorials, independent study, guest speakers, conferences, seminars, discussions, case studies, reports, essays, presentations, group work and timed assessments.
The method of assessment varies between modules and lecturers will advise on the method to be used. This reflects the need to develop a range of different knowledge, understanding and skills. During the programme you may experience some, or all, of the following types of assessment:
- Coursework essay questions
- Coursework group reports
- Coursework case study problems
- Group presentations
- Small group assessed discussions
- Formal examinations
- In-class tests
At the end of the programme you should be able to analyse issues in the fields of health and community studies and will have further developed your employability skills.
What can I do after the course?
By studying a foundation degree you will have a range of graduate opportunities within both private and public sector organisations where a broad-based and work-related education is desirable.
Our Careers Service is available to give information, advice and guidance on all aspects of education, training and career progression. Tel: 01209 616270 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (9am- 4pm). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bursaries may be available for full time students.
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*KIS uses information from courses with more than 23 students. Our average class size can be below this so the information for some courses may not truly reflect the quality of our courses and our learners’ experience.
* All fees shown on this website are accurate to the best of our knowledge, however, we reserve the right to amend the fees without prior notice. Fees may be subject to additional charges for registration, books or examinations. Loans, Grants and Bursaries are available for some University Level courses. Find out more here or speak with one of our advisors in Customer Enquiries - 0845 22 32 567. If you are an International student, please contact our International office to discuss fees and application procedure - 0044 (0)1726 226435