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Foundation degrees

We offer a range of foundation degree courses, each designed in conjunction with employers to ensure that they are practical and relevant to building a career in a health, education, youth or social care setting. They will provide you with all the skills, knowledge and experience you need to gain the career you aspire to.

You will study at the University of Worcester one day a week for the duration of the course (usually two years) and you can use your current employment as your work placement. If you arenít currently in a relevant job, you will need to find a suitable placement one day a week for the duration of the course. At the end of the foundation degree there is an option to continue for a third year and take up modules to gain†a BSc Hons degree.

Teaching is modular. You will study with students across the various foundation degrees for the core study skills modules, before benefitting from the experience of professional clinicians and visiting lecturers for the more specialist modules.

There is a wide variety of assessment types, including reflective journals, essays and presentations. All of the assignments are based around practice experience to ensure they are always relevant to your chosen career. Work based learning projects in the final year can give students the opportunity to develop practice which will enhance their CV and increase employment prospects.

Interested? Visit the relevant course page to find out more:

  • Birth and Beyond FdA

    Train to support parents during the transition to parenthood with NCT and the University of Worcester.

  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health FdSc

    An ideal foundation degree for anyone working or wanting to work with young people and their families to promote wellbeing and improve mental health.

  • Dementia Studies Foundation Degree

    Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies

  • Health and Social Care FdSc

    At Worcester, we help you explore your options and discover what you want to do in this vital sector.

  • Integrative Counselling FdA

    Delivered at Exeter, this Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling embraces humanistic values, focussing attention on the importance, quality and depth of relationship as the central component of therapeutic work.

  • Mental Health FdSc

    Studying this Foundation degree, you will work alongside staff with experience across the broad spectrum of mental health services.