Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree

Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree

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Health and Wellbeing Foundation Degree

This course is validated by The Open University.


The Foundation Degree Health and Wellbeing is designed for those wanting to gain knowledge and experience of working in a health related profession. A degree in health and wellbeing looks at health in a broad context and investigates current issues in healthcare. Studying at Undergraduate level helps your opportunities for gaining relevant work in the health sector. Employers are looking for a highly skilled workforce with relevant qualifications and transferrable skills.

Duration 2 Years Full Time or Part Time
Study mode Full Time or Part Time
Start date 16/09/2019
Campus University Centre
Course code 72240-10
Fee £7,250 Full Time or £3,625 Part Time (per academic year)

What You Learn / Units

You will study 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5.

Year 1 modules (level 4) may include:

  • Skills for Professional Development
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills for the Health Care Professional
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body
  • Working in the Healthcare Profession
  • Concepts of Health and Wellbeing
  • Legal Aspects of Healthcare

Year 2 modules (level 5) may include:

  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Healthcare and Wellbeing
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Nutrition and the Impact on Wellbeing
  • Health and Wellbeing - Action Research Project

Benefits / Skills you will develop

During the Foundation Degree you will gain general skills such as:

  • Written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Effective problem-solving and time management skills
  • Research and data analysis skills.

You will gain knowledge and an understanding of promoting physical health and wellbeing within the context of contemporary healthcare practice.

Studying at Undergraduate level helps your opportunities for gaining relevant work in the health sector. Employers are looking for a highly skilled workforce with relevant qualifications and transferrable skills.

How you will be assessed

The assessment process is an essential element of the programme design. Methods of assessment are varied to support and enhance the module design and structure and enable you to develop a range of transferrable skills.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

This course will be delivered at the University Centre where students will have access to a HE-specific study zone, including computer facilities, and social area.


This course is also available at Keighley College on a full time basis. For further details please click here

Entry Requirements

This course has minimum entry requirements of 1 x E in a relevant A level or a pass in BTEC National Diploma/Certificate or another vocational level 3 qualification, together with a GCSE at grade C in English. However, candidates receiving this minimum offer would need to demonstrate experience in and commitment to their chosen Foundation Degree subject.


A typical offer is likely to be 2 x D at A level, or a Pass/Merit profile in a relevant BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, together with a number of GCSE grades at C or above including English.


International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria. Speakers of other languages will need to possess an IELTS band score of 6.0 (with no-less than 5.5 in any one element) or a recognised English Level 2 qualification. It is recommended that you have a recognised Maths Level 2 qualification on entry or seek to undertake one whilst on your course.


Students for part time study are required to hold a relevant level 3 qualification and will need to be working in the health and wellbeing sector. Full time students will need approx. 10-12 hours a week, voluntary or paid work experience in a suitable setting on-going throughout their study.


All students will be interviewed prior to selection on the course and have opportunity to discuss placement requirements.


APEL may be possible dependant on qualifications and experience.


Students will also be required to complete the Disclosure and Barring Service process. (DBS) prior to commencement on placement.

Additional Costs

As part of this course, you will be required to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and will be expected to pay any fees associated with this. Fees are estimated to be around £60.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of the Leeds City College full-time Higher Education programmes for 2019 entry, (unless otherwise stated) please do so via UCAS at

The UCAS code for this course is L5T3 and the Leeds City College institution code is L21.

If you wish to apply for one of our part-time Higher Education courses, please apply here

What's Next

As this is a new course we do not have destination data however jobs where your Foundation Degree would be useful could include:

•    Community development worker
•    Health promotion specialist
•    Health service manager
•    Adult nurse
•    Dietician
•    Occupational therapist
•    Or a relevant top up degree

Campus Locations

University Centre

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 216 2406
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.6 MilesWebsite

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