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Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Health & Social Care

  • LEVEL 5

Course Overview

Gain a foundation degree while working in a relevant health, social or community care role, helping you to advance your career in primary or secondary care.

Foundation Degrees (FdA) are particularly appropriate for students considering returning to learning after a break, or those who have not gained their qualifications through the traditional school-based route.
This vocational award is a work-based course, and the module assignments and lessons are designed to benefit your professional development. You will build upon your experience through modules in areas such as; Developing the Role of the Reflective Practitioner, Fundamentals of Anatomy, Play and Creative Arts, and Mental Health and Wellbeing.

College sessions include lectures, seminars and tutorials, with academic teaching staff who are experienced in this industry. The course also incorporates a great deal of group work, which will be an opportunity to share experiences with fellow professionals working across a range of settings.

There is a wide range of support available to help you get the most out of your course. You will be given an academic tutor who will have regular one-to-one meetings with you. You will also nominate someone from within your own workplace, such as a manager or colleague, to become your mentor. Additionally, you will benefit from small learning groups and access to facilities and support at Langley College.

You will study at the Langley campus of The Windsor Forest Colleges Group every Wednesday, 9.00am – 5.30pm, term-time

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Wed, 08 Jul 2026

Entry Requirements

You must be working at least 2.5 days a week in a relevant care setting, and are normally expected to have obtained:

• An NQF Level 3 qualifica...

Course information

The duration of this course is 2 years, attending college one day per week.

There are a range of assessments across the 2 years, such as presentations, reports, essays, projects, portfolios and one online test.

Level 5 UOWL Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care – The Windsor Forest Colleges Group

Candidates may go on to develop their careers in the wider care and/or education workforce

Level 5