Kirklees College’s partnership with UCLan grows as new Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care announced


Kirklees College is happy to announce that they have been validated to offer the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care. The new course is in addition to the FDA Business and Management, and FDSc Computing that the college already offers in conjunction with UCLan. The course will be taught at Kirklees College’s Huddersfield Centre, where students will learn in the college’s replica hospital ward.

This course offers those already working in the industry the opportunity to gain a valuable qualification and learn new skills. It is aimed at those wanting to progress into management roles and students will cover a range of topics, including anatomy, physiology and psychology, and has a practical approach that gets people work-ready.

Mel Ferguson, Curriculum Area Manager for Health and Social Care at Huddersfield Centre, said:

“This course presents an excellent opportunity for our students to stay local and study to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to successfully enter this industry. It allows progression into further study or employment, and furthermore offers opportunities for those already in employment in the sector to widen their knowledge of contemporary issues the sector faces.

This aligns well with the college’s Local Skills Improvement plan for the area to engage with those who are seeking to return to work and retrain in this sector. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the students in September!”

UCLan commended the college on its excellent communication with the partner school and its commitment to securing funds to further enhance the learning environment at the college.

To find out more about the Health and Social Care Foundation degree and find out how to apply, click here. If you are interested in studying a Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ), visit our Open Days in April to find out more.

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