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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Health and Nutrition with Foundation Year (full-time)

Key course information



3 years

University Level

6000.00 per year

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Course Overview

The Foundation Year will firstly give you the underpinning knowledge needed to prepare you for successful completion of the Foundation Degree.This course will give you the vocational skills and knowledge to be attractive to employers at the end of the three years study.

What will I learn?

The course includes modules in the following subjects:

Year One:

Foundations in Biology
Foundations in Chemistry
Mathematical Science Skills
Practical Science

Year Two:

Introduction to the Principles in Health Care
Nutrition and the Social Environment
Practical Laboratory Skills
Mathematics for Science
Academic Writing Skills
Essential Biology and Physiology

Year Three:

Professional Development Portfolio
Food Psychology and Behaviour
Work Related Project
Nutrition across the Lifespan
Nutrition, Health and Disease
Policy and Practice in Health and Nutrition (Optional)*
Food Chemistry and Nutrition (Optional)*

Please note:

* You will be required to study one of the two Optional modules dependent upon student numbers.

Modules and course content are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

If you are applying for the Foundation Year, you should normally have

3 GCSEs in English, Science and Maths at grade C (4) or equivalent with level 3 qualifications; 32 UCAS Tariff Points, but not necessarily within science subjects.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment includes reports, coursework, practical skills, presentations and exams.

All modules are designed to enable you to engage in new areas of knowledge to acquire practical experience of a range of activities relevant to your employment within the health and / or nutrition industry and to encourage you to engage in critical reflection.

You will be given the opportunity to participate in lectures and workshops, plan and deliver presentations to your peers, research areas of relevance to the degree programme, critically evaluate the validity and implications of information and work with a wide variety of health or nutrition hardware and software.

Additional Costs and Information

You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this programme via UCAS.

The cost of this programme is £8,200 per year (£14,500 for international students) for the Foundation Degree and £6,000 for the Foundation Year.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is B50.

The UCAS course code for this programme is 401F.

You may be required to purchase textbooks to support your studies.

You will be required to buy a lab coat at a cost of £22.50 which can be purchased through the college online shop.

There may be additional costs for educational trips and visits, but these are still to be confirmed.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that Wiltshire College is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit for more information.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

You will have the theoretical and practical knowledge which would benefit any employer in the health and / or nutrition field.You can achieve a full BSc by progressing onto a top-up year (level 6).The college is in partnership with Bournemouth University and you will be offered an interview for entry onto level 6 if desired.

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