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Healthcare Practice, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Grantham, United Kingdom
The Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice offered at the University of Bedfordshire is designed for healthcare workers who are currently working in an assistant capacity in a range of healthcare settings.
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The Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice offered at the University of Bedfordshire values practice-based learning and recognises the value of students' life experiences as a learning resource. The course will build upon your practice experiences by offering a range of learning opportunities where practice can be further developed. You will embark on a journey of active, independent learning with appropriate support from academic and clinical staff.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire during this work-based course will equip you to promote health in a diverse and changing society, through a range of caring interactions.

The course will foster your development as a reflective, compassionate healthcare practitioner, who is able to promote safe and effective care within a multi-disciplinary context. The experiences gained on the course will help you to provide and maintain healthcare of the highest quality.

Studying this Healthcare Practice Foundation degree at the University of Bedfordshire will ensure that you develop the necessary skills to be sought after in the employment market.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This course will develop your approach to evidence-based healthcare practice by advancing your knowledge and skills. You will be provided with supported work-based learning experiences to enable you to embed your learning into practice.

The course is designed and delivered in partnership with local employers and service users and offers a practice-led and competency–based curriculum based upon the NHS Constitution and its inherent values.

There is a strong emphasis on work-based learning which will facilitate and enhance your development. Participation in this course will assist you to improve service users’ experiences of healthcare and extend your scope of practice, subject to employer needs.

The course has been mapped to the Nursing and Midwifery Council approved pre-registration Nursing course at the University of Bedfordshire so students (if they wish) can apply to join the second year of a pre-registration course, subject to normal entry requirements.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Study Skills
  • Person-Centred Care
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Project Preparation
  • Foundations in Values-based Practice
  • Embedding NHS Values in Practice
  • Safeguarding and Wellbeing
  • Health Care Policy and Quality
  • Enhancing Care in Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.
  • Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.
  • As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.
  • Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

Work Experience

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    6165 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6165 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.


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