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Health and Care of Children and Young People (BSc, FdSc)

Working in the Health and Care of Children and Young People is changing in Wales. Health and Social Care services are merging. There has never been a better time to become skilled in the sector.

Do you want to achieve a qualification that will provide opportunities and open doors for you to work within a range of roles within the sector?  Then this is the course for you.


Pathway Options and How to Apply

Health and Care of Children and Young People (BSc) (3 Years)
UCAS code: 3H6X
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Health and Care of Children and Young People (FdSc) (2 Years)
UCAS code: 4T0H
Apply via UCAS

All of our programmes are offered FULL or PART TIME.
We also offer two options for study over TWO or THREE YEARS – this depends on your own current level of qualifications and employment experience (see entry criteria below).  Please note that successful completion of a TWO YEAR programme leads to an unconditional one year ‘top up’ year of study in order for you to gain your BSc.

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Tuition Fees 2020/21:
£9,000 (Home/EU)
£11,850 (Overseas)
  1. We are committed to care.
  2. We provide opportunities for you to develop and progress.
  3. We have links with the Industry and Local Health Boards to enable you to gain experience in your chosen area of the health and social care field.
  4. We will help and support you to achieve your career aspirations.
  5. We offer flexible and exciting options for the future.

What you will learn

Course Overview

Both courses offer a wide range of skills and knowledge for those wishing to work with children and / or young people in a wide range of roles. It is not only an excellent starting point for those unsure of their employment goals within the sector, but can open doors in employment which last throughout your career.

You will need an employment or volunteer placement to study on this programme, giving you the opportunity to work within the children and / or young person sector.

The Health Porfolio programmes are purposely integrated to allow flexible entry and exit between pathways. At the end of each year you are able to progress onto a different programme if your career choices or employment opportunities change.

This course is also offered as a DAY or EVENING programme (dependant on student numbers).

Module Topics

First Year

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Personal and Academic Development
  • Supporting Abilities and Behaviours
  • Understanding Children and Young People’s Development
  • Workplace Practice: Employability Skills Level 4
  • Managing Organisations 

Second Year (FdSc) – 2 years

  • Children and Young People’s Health, Wellbeing and resilience
  • Introduction to Research
  • Learning for Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Children, Young People and Families
  • Workplace Practice: Inter and Multi Agency Working 

Third Year (BSc)- 3 years

  • Children, Young People and the Media
  • Contemporary Society and the Health of the child
  • Workplace Practice: Continued Professional Development
  • Health Portfolio Dissertation*
  • Emerging Issues*
  • Perspectives in Child Pedagogy and Development
  • Research Project* 

*you choose the research pathway


Assessments include; essays, exams, reports, presentations, reflective blogs and professional portfolios.

You will be asked to utilise information technology communication and organisational skills for your assignments.

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Health Portfolio at UWTSD

Key Information

Entry Criteria

Please note that every applicant is considered individually. We may also make offers based solely upon your life experience and commitment to the sector.

Health and Social Care - HND (2 years)

Applicants will require AT LEAST ONE of the following:

  • 32 UCAS points or equivalent.
  • Or at least one years’ experience in related setting
  • Or Level 3 Access Diploma at PASS

Health and Social Care - BSc (3 years)

Applicants will require AT LEAST ONE of the following:

  • 48 UCAS points or equivalent.
  • Or at least two years’ experience in related setting
  • Or Level 3 Access Diploma at MERIT

Please note DBS is required for all Health Portfolio Students. We recommend utilising the update system*

*costs apply

Career Opportunities

We have a very strong employment support and work experience system within the Health Portfolio. We work with three health boards as well as a variety of public and private organisations, companies and charities in the Health Sector across Wales to provide both employment and volunteer opportunities for all Health Portfolio students.

Additional Costs

Due to the work practice module within this programme, students will be required to pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.