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Care (CertHE)

If you lack formal qualifications but have the drive and passion to succeed in University and work toward your career goals in health, social care or working with children, this one year course is a pathway onto the degree that will help you achieve your dreams.

Successful completion of the programme provides an entry qualification into a range of UWTSD care related diploma and bachelors programmes. We will support you 100% to achieve your dreams and aspirations.


Pathway Options and How to Apply

Care (CertHE) (1 year)
UCAS code: 156S
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Tuition Fees 2020/21:
£9,000 (Home/EU)
£13,500 (Overseas)

Why choose this course

  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

This unique programme is designed as a ‘feeder’ into any one of the Health Portfolio degree programmes. We will support and develop your knowledge and ability in the core concepts, theories and underpinning knowledge of health and social care, as well as the skills and rigour needed to achieve in higher education.

The Cert Care is offered as a ONE YEAR flexible route qualification. This means you are able to pass this course then begin the first year of the HND, FdSc, BSc or DipHE of your choice (either in Health and Social Care, Health Management, Health and Care of Children and Young People or Nursing).

Module Topics
  • Personal and Academic Development (PAD)
  • Communication
  • Introduction to Health and Social Care
  • Integrating Project
  • Workplace Practice
  • Introduction to Research

Assessments include; essays, reports, presentations, and professional portfolios.
You will be supported to utilise information technology communication and organisational skills for your assignments.

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

Due to the nature of the course there are no requirements needed to apply – we take applicants no matter what your age, academic background, employment experience or support need.

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 within West Wales to build opportunities for all our students. 

Every student who passes this course will be given a first choice place on the degree programme of their choice within the Health Portfolio. You may also be able to use this as entry onto other courses.

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.