BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
with Foundation Year in Health and Care (4 Years)

Our four-year degree programme, in partnership with Leeds Trinity University, allows you to commence your studies with an initial foundation year. This initial one-year period of study allows you to develop your academic skills and confidence.

These modules are designed to introduce you to a number of key concepts, debates and skills that will inform your second, third and fourth years of study.

You must pass the foundation year in order to progress onto the subsequent years.

At the end of the course you will have:

  • Specialist knowledge and skills to further your career prospects in health and social care
  • Gained key skills to improve general employability including time management, teamwork, problem solving and IT
  • An understanding of contemporary issues relating to health and social care including diversity and ethical issues and an understanding of cultures and customs in the wider community.

  • Flexible study options - Weekdays or Evenings
  • Industry experienced lecturers with excellent education and professional qualification
  • Simplified learning
  • Personal attention to all learners
  • Small classes
  • Free career development mentoring programme
  • Connect with our very successful alumni

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Policy and Legal Frameworks in Health and Social Care
  • Understanding Health and Social Care Practice
  • Research Methods 1
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
  • Safeguarding and Managing Risk across the Lifecourse

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Person-Centred Care and Integrated Working
  • Mental Health Today
  • Nutritional Biochemistry and Exercise for Health
  • Planning, Designing and Evaluating Health Interventions
  • Research Methods 2

Students are required to choose one option module from:

  • Professional Development and Placement 2
  • Volunteering

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Leading Health and Social Care in a Multi-Agency Environment

Plus one option from:

  • Dissertation
  • Work-based Learning Project

Students are also required to choose up to three option modules from:

  • Difficulties Families Face
  • Valued Ageing
  • Professional Learning through Work
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Reflection and Supervision
  • Therapeutic Interventions with Families
  • Contemporary Issues in Public Health and Individual Wellbeing

Assessments at GBS

This GBS course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ (informal) assessment. ‘Formative’ assessment will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment, which will determine your final marks.

Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your course team. Formative assessments are purely for developmental purposes. They do not count towards your final marks but do help you gain more knowledge and confidence in the module material and approaches to formal assessment. Students who do not engage with informal assessments often struggle with Foundation Year progression, as well as with the academic levels above.

The formal ‘summative’ assessment usually occurs (but not always) towards the end of each module. Assessment methods could include written examinations, a range of coursework, including reports, portfolios, essays and presentations. The grades from the summative (formal) assessments count towards your module mark. (For example, if there was one piece of summative coursework in a module, this would count overall for up to 100% of your module mark.) Assessment methods at GBS are reviewed annually and may be updated based on student feedback, to suit content or based upon feedback from an External Examiner. An External Examiner is an independent academic expert from an external Higher Education Institution that acts as a safeguard to academic assessment standards.

Standard Entry Requirements (Under 21 years old)

Under 21 year old applicants for Foundation year programmes must have 32 UCAS tariff points from at least 1 full A level or accepted equivalent qualification.

Applicants aged 21+

We welcome mature students with few or no formal qualifications. If applicants do not meet the standard entry requirements but can demonstrate that their life/work skills would make them suitable for undergraduate study, they will be considered for our Foundation programme.

Any previous relevant work experience and learning will be assessed and, where appropriate, accredited as part of the application process.

English Language Requirements

All Applicants should have GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or higher or accepted equivalent qualification.

Application Process

Documents required:

1. Complete application form
2. Supervised entry essay
3. Admissions Interview
4. English language certificate

This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.

Following a review of your application by GBS, information will be shared with Leeds Trinity University who will contact you with final confirmation of a decision on your application.

Funding your study

You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.

A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The Loan must be repaid once you finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. The loan repayments only start once you leave your course and when your earnings are more than £26,575. For more information please visit

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.

When you apply for your student loan you will need to supply the correct UCAS code for your course of study. This code will depend on your study location, course and start date (see table below) and will be sent to you in any offer email you receive from Leeds Trinity University. Please ensure that you use the correct code to help avoid delay with the processing of your application and receipt of any student loan.



Start date

UCAS course code


BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Foundation Year in Health and Care




BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Foundation Year in Health and Care




BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Foundation Year in Health and Care




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September | January


4 years

Awarding Institution

The Leeds Trinity University


Weekdays or weekends or only evenings.


London, Birmingham, Manchester


£9,250 per year