Mental Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree (FdA)


Approved by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Start:
September
Location:
University Centre and St Winefride's Campus
Level:
4-5
Institution code:
H65
UCAS code:
B760

Course Details

This course has been written in close collaboration with students and industry professionals to develop an exciting course. The qualification is designed to provide students with opportunity to develop an awareness and skills for caring for those with mental health conditions.

In Year One, the main focus will be developing your knowledge and understanding of key concepts in mental health with emphasis on demonstrating your ability to work independently and with others. A range of lectures, seminars and workshops will be delivered so that you become familiar with mental health promotion, provision and practice. You will also have the opportunity to explore a wide range of mental health conditions and interventions.

In Year Two, you will be further developing your knowledge and understanding including approaches to management and leadership skills, research methods, rehabilitation practice and therapeutic communication and counselling. You will have the opportunity to build a professional portfolio based on your own reflective practice. Insight into the research process will allow you to recognise health trends helping you to fully comprehend and appreciate research in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

Visiting lecturers and guest speakers will support you in recognising industry standards and encourage you to apply theory to practice.

Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, workshops, research seminars, group work and independent research.

Guest speakers from different areas of mental health and wellbeing will facilitate professional lectures and Q&A sessions.

You will study a range of core modules, including:

FdA Year 1:

  • Care from the Client’s Perspective
  • Foundations for Professional Practice
  • Study and Lifelong Learning Skills
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Mental Health: Conditions and Interventions

FdA Year 2:

  • Management and Leadership
  • Supporting Professional Practice
  • The Research Process
  • A Lifespan Perspective: Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Therapeutic Communication and Counselling Skills
For full entry criteria, please see the Programme Specification.
Two years, full time or three years, part time.
Students who successfully complete this Foundation Degree may choose to complete a further one year of study to gain a full honours degree and will be offered a guaranteed interview for any relevant Honours Top up programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, they may wish to apply for a top up year at another higher education institution or progress directly into their chosen career path.

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Support Worker - Mental Health
  • Child/Youth Worker
  • Telephone Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Support Work

Primary contact:
Hayley Wilson
Email: hayley.wilson2@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Fiona Botsford
Email: fiona.botsford@hughbaird.ac.uk

How much will this course cost me?

Tuition fee loans cover university/college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university/college by Student Finance England, so you don’t need a pot of money up front.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than a certain amount.

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It’s never too late to learn

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 years or above). Even if you don't have the entry requirements, you may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience, so we would consider your application on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.

Important terms, conditions and disclaimer information about our courses can be found on our Wider Information Set.