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Health and Social Care (BSc, HND)

Health and Social Care 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 find a career or progress within the 600 career roles within Health and Social Care in Wales and beyond?

We offer a range of qualifications in Health and Social Care on full and part time basis – there is a place for you in the Health Portfolio.


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.

Health and Social Care BSc (3 years)
UCAS code – L510
Apply via UCAS

Health and Social Care HND (2 years)
UCAS code – 015L
Apply via UCAS

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Tuition Fees 2019/20:
9000 (Home/EU)
11000 (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

The Health and Social Care Programme is offered as either a BSc (3 years) or HND (2 years). The programme provides the knowledge and skills needed to work in a range of roles within both health and social care.


First Year

  • Counselling Skills and Communication
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Managing Organisations
  • Personal and Academic Development
  • Psychology in Health and Social Care
  • Social Policy in Health and Social Care

Second Year

  • Children Young People and Families
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Introduction to Physiology
  • Introduction to Research
  • Principles of Health and Care Practice
  • Workplace Practice

Third Year

  • Community Care and Development
  • Continued Professional Development
  • Health Portfolio Dissertation*
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Development
  • Living with Care: The Older Person*
  • Mental Disorders and Psychopathology
  • Research Project*

*you choose the research pathway


Assessments include; essays, exams, reports, presentations, reflective accounts, debates, policy crtiques and professional portfolios. You will be asked to utilise information technology communication and organisational skills for your assignments.

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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.

HND Health and Social Care (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

BSc Health and Social Care (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.