Exeter College

FdA Health and Social Care Studies

Recognised as one of the leading further education college in the country, we offer small class sizes and one-to-one support. We offer courses delivered by friendly staff with industry experience. We offer modern, specialist, acclaimed learning resource centres. The result of studying with us? You earn a nationally and internationally recognised qualification awarded by Plymouth University. 

Course details
  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Introduction to Sociology (FHSC104)

      Health and Social Care professionals must make informed decisions in their everyday work. These should be guided by a broad based knowledge including sociological understanding of themes relevant to health and social care. This module will focus on the ways in which socio-cultural factors affect health and social care practice. It will also analyse how external factors impact on individual?s health and well being and attitudes to health and social care.

    • Lifespan Psychology (FHSC111)

      This module allows students to develop knowledge of factors affecting growth and development across the lifespan. If offers the opportunity to consider psychological and biological perspectives and the significance of life events affecting growth and development.

    • Values, Diversity and Rights (FHSC113)

      This module introduces the key concepts and theories relating to values, diversity and rights within Health and Social Care provision in the UK. It offers opportunities to compare theoretical perspectives with personal and professional experiences. It will use instance related to gender, race, religion and culture.

    • Law and Social Policy (FHSC115)

    • Personal and Professional Development (FHSC116)

    • Communication Skills (FHSC117)

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Health Promotion (FHSC203)

      This module will focus on current health issues and the ways in which they have been addressed through health promotion. It will give students the opportunity to explore alternative approaches and theories of health promotion and to evaluate initiatives in current practice. It will also allow students to debate ethical, political and professional dilemmas in health promotion practice.

    • Managing Quality in Health and Social Care Services (FHSC205)

      This module explores how quality relates to health & social care services. Models of quality and the delivery of quality services will be examined. Students will be introduced to different methods of assessing quality and to developing strategies for developing and implementing quality systems.

    • Research Methods in Health and Social Care (FHSC209)

      This module introduces students to the research process in Health and Social Care. It will aim to equip students with the evaluative skills that will enable them to undertake their own research project and be able to understand and evaluate appropriate research methods.

    • Reflective Practice (FHSC210)

      This module aims to encourage students to develop as reflective practitioners. It will build upon values and principles addressed in FHSC 102: Values, Diversity and Rights. Students will use work based learning experience to reflect upon their own practice and plan their own programme of development.

    • Ethics in Health and Social Care (FHSC211)

    • Independent Study (FHSC212)

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the changeable nature of the situation and any updates to government guidance, we may need to make further, last minute adjustments to how we deliver our teaching and learning on some or all of our programmes, at any time during the academic year. We want to reassure you that even if we do have to adjust the way in which we teach our programmes, we will be working to maintain the quality of the student learning experience and learning outcomes at all times.
Fees, costs and funding

The UK is no longer part of the European Union. EU applicants should refer to our Brexit information to understand the implications.

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply
All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree

Our partnership with Exeter College
The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Exeter College

We’re proud of our awards – and you can be proud of your education with us. In 2012 we were recognised as the leading further education college in the country after winning two Times Educational Supplement FE Awards.

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