Care and Support Foundation Degree (Twilight delivery)

Course Overview

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 January 2017

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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

On graduating, students have the opportunity to top up to the BA (Hons) Social Inclusion at The University of Wales Trinty Saint David.   

Additional Information

UCAS course code: P7H2

Most students will pay £2900 per year (course fees are £9000 - some of this is paid by Welsh Government for Welsh students. For 16/17, students will need to pay or get a tuition fee loan for the first £3900. The college is offering a £1000 bursary towards this for full time courses starting in September 2017.) For information on financial support - including tuition fee loans and fee grants - please visit

For the placement element of this course, it is likely that you will require a DBS check which costs approximately £44.


Helen Davies on 01792 284231 / 284090 or

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