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BSc Midwifery Student

    How do you want to study?

    Duration:

    1 year

    Location(s):

    Canterbury, Medway

    Overview

    The Foundation Year aims to introduce you to the wide and exciting range of possibilities that are available within the health and wellbeing field. It will provide a supportive university environment where you can grow in confidence and develop the knowledge and academic skills that you need to study at undergraduate level.

    The Foundation Year will prepare you for future study and will be the first Year of a four-year degree journey for Adult Nursing, Child Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Diagnostic Radiography, Operating Department Practice, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science, and Physiotherapy.

    Upon successful completion, you will be in a strong position to progress onto your chosen degree with a sound understanding of core health and wellbeing concepts and the essential study and communication skills needed for the next step in your academic journey.

    Why study Health Foundation Year?

    Our Foundation Year acts as a stepping-stone onto your degree-level studies. Successful completion of the Foundation Year will guarantee you a place on your BSc or BA course. It will support you as an individual learner and help you to learn with and from others through facilitated group interaction and activities.

    A Foundation Year is a supportive way to get started at university. It is a great option if:

    • You do not have the grades for direct entry your preferred degree course
    • You have studied different subjects at A-Level to the course entry requirements
    • You have non-traditional qualifications or experience
    • You are returning to study after a significant period away from education.

    Your taught sessions will be delivered by staff who are enthusiastic and committed to their areas of expertise. They will foster your academic development by sharing real-world experiences and evidence-based practices. As a healthcare student, you will have access to our specialist, industry-relevant, simulation facilities. These spaces allow you to practise hands-on skills in fully equipped, simulated workplace environments. To complement our on-campus facilities we use a range of learning technologies to provide a flexible and responsive academic environment.

      All about the course

      The Foundation Year is an interprofessional course with 11 pathways of students studying together and learning about each other across our Canterbury and Medway campuses. The Foundation Year is full time course across one academic year.

      This course is designed to enable progression onto further study rather than being a standalone award. The modules that you will study are complementary and developmental. They will help you to improve your oral and written communication skills, applied numeracy skills, information technology skills and the use of evidence. All these skills are associated with greater employability as well as improved preparation for undergraduate study.

      Course

      Start date

      Campus

      BA (Hons) Social Work with Foundation Year

      September

      Canterbury

      BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy with Foundation Year

      September

      Canterbury

      BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice with Foundation Year

      September

      Medway

      BSc (Hons) Midwifery with Foundation Year

      September

      Canterbury and Medway

      BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy with Foundation Year

      September

      Medway

      BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography with Foundation Year

      September

      Canterbury

      BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) with Foundation Year

      September

      Canterbury and Medway

      BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) with Foundation Year

      September

      Canterbury and Medway

      BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child) with Foundation Year

      September

      Canterbury and Medway

      BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science with Foundation Year

      September

      Medway

      BSc (Hons) Public Health and Health Promotion with Foundation Year

      September

      Canterbury

      You will study six core modules across the year that will introduce you to a range of core health and wellbeing related concepts. Successful completion of these six modules will provide you with a strong grounding for entering your healthcare, social work or public heath degree course.

      How to apply

      You are unable to apply to the Health Foundation Year directly, please apply for the BSc or BA course you wish to study. If you are successful at interview but are unable to meet the direct entry requirements of the degree course, we will offer you a place on the Foundation Year.

      Entry requirements

      A typical offer would be 32 UCAS Tariff points.

      Candidates without formal qualifications will be considered following an interview and should demonstrate an interest in your chosen degree.

      For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page. More information about entry requirements.

      32
      UCAS Points

      Module information

      Core/optional modules

      *Modules subject to validation

      How you’ll learn

      You will be taught using a blend of on campus and online learning activities. You will have experience of lectures, seminars, tutorials, group work and practical skills sessions.

      The Foundation Year aims to support and sustain you as an individual learner, and to help you to learn with and from others through regular group interaction and engagement. We use a blended learning approach utilising a range of modern learning technologies to provide stimulating, flexible and responsive learning in both virtual and physical spaces.

      We will deliver content in a developmental way, meaning that we begin with important foundations, and then we build on this learning throughout the module. You will learn through a mixture of short

      lectures, small group teaching, interactive group work, supported problem solving, tutorials, provided either physically or virtually, and independent study.

      You will experience small group-based tasks throughout the your studies, with many opportunities to practice skills throughout the programme. The aim is that you will be in a strong position to progress onto your chosen degree programme with a sound understanding of core health and wellbeing principles and with the essential communication, study and research skills needed for your next step.

      Each module will require the equivalent of 200 hours of learning effort. The modules run over a 12-week period, with one assessment set at the end of each module.

      We aim to inspire and empower you as you commence your academic journey with us and look forward to supporting you in the first steps towards achieving your career aspirations.

      Jeannette HeadCourse Director

      How you’ll be assessed

      During the Foundation Year, your learning will be assessed through a range of course work. They are designed to provide many opportunities for you to practice the academic skills which you will need to succeed in your undergraduate studies, and for you to receive plenty of feedback.

      A variety of assessment methods are utilised including:

      • Portfolios
      • Posters
      • Essays
      • Case study set exercises
      • Reflective dairies (written and oral)

      Your future career

      The Foundation Year provides a route into a range of healthcare, social care, and public health careers, fostering the professional values and ethics called upon to embrace these opportunities. Enabling you to adopt a self-directed, and reflective approach to your academic development, whilst preparing you for work within multidisciplinary and multiagency teams.

      The Foundation Year at CCCU helped me to gain skills in which will assist me with my future studies. It provided me with a lot of support and information to give me a head start for my Paramedic Science course this coming September.

      BSc Paramedic Science with Foundation Year Student

      Fees

      The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

        UK** Overseas***
      Full-time - Foundation Year 0 £9,250 £14,500
      Full-time - years 1-3 * £9,250 £14,500

      Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

      * The tuition fees of £9,250 / £14,500 relate to 2022/23 only. Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

      **Home (UK) Fees

      The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

      In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

      ***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

      Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

      Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

      Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding

      Diamond Jubilee Scholarships and Bursaries

      To celebrate 60 years of transforming lives through education new cash bursary and scholarship opportunities are available for students starting a degree in September 2022. See full details.

      How to apply

      You are unable to apply to the Health Foundation Year directly, please apply for the BSc or BA course you wish to study. If you are successful at interview but are unable to meet the direct entry requirements of the degree course, we will offer you a place on the Foundation Year.

      Apply now

      Duration:

      1 year

      Location(s):

      Canterbury, Medway