Care and Support Foundation Degree (Twilight delivery)

Course Overview

(Subject to revalidation) 

Duration: Two years
This course is suitable for those who want to achieve a formal qualification that combines work-based activities and academic study. The degree is largely work-based.

Updated September 2020

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Entry Requirements

A related Level 3 qualification with good literacy and numeracy skills, preferably with a grade C or equivalent in English and Maths.

During the course, you will be required to undertake a minimum of 200 hours of work-based learning in Year 1 and 400 hours in Year 2 so you will need to be employed in an appropriate sector (ie social services, health care settings, voluntary organisations, probation service or family centres).

Recognition of prior learning
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomes applications on the basis of prior learning, further details can be found on their website.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered over two academic years. In Year 1, you will attend college on a Tuesday 4pm-9pm and a Thursday 3pm-9pm.

Level 4 modules (year one):

  • Academic study skills for students
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Contemporary issues in social housing
  • Employment experience 1
  • Advocacy and empowerment
  • Planning for intermediate care

Level 5 modules (year two):

  • Integrating research within health and social care
  • Employment experience 2
  • Safeguarding children, young people and adults
  • Engaging with care and support services
  • The management of change within care and support services
  • Employment experience 2

 Assessment will be based on written assignments and observed practice within the classroom. 

Progression Opportunities

  • BA Advocacy - University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • BA Sociology - University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • BA Health and Social Care - University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Swansea Campus)
  • BSc Community Health and Wellbeing - University of South Wales
  • BA (Hons) Social Care Studies (top-up) - Coleg Sir Gar

Additional Information

UCAS course code: P7H2

Tuition fees are £9,000 per year. For academic year 2020/21, students will need to get a tuition fee loan for the full amount. The College is offering a £1,000 bursary per year towards full time HE courses starting in September 2020 (this is dependant on satisfactory course progression). For information on financial support - including tuition fee loans - please visit

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e:

  • travel to and from college, or placement
  • photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • printing and binding
  • gowns for graduation ceremonies
  • £40 towards a DBS check which is a requirement of the course
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