Key course information
3000.00 per year
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Delivered at our Salisbury campus and franchised by Bournemouth University, the aim of the programme is to prepare you for working in a scientific or health environment.The Foundation Year will firstly give you the underpinning knowledge needed to prepare you for successful completion of the Foundation Degree.The course will give you the vocational skills and knowledge to be attractive to employers at the end of the five years study.
What will I learn?
The course includes modules in the following subjects:
Foundations in Biology
Foundations in Chemistry
Mathematical Science Skills
Introduction to the Principles in Health Care
Nutrition and the Social Environment
Mathematics for Science
Academic Writing Skills
Essential Biology and Physiology
Practical Laboratory Skills
Food Psychology and Behaviour
Nutrition across the Lifespan
Professional Development Portfolio
Work Related Project
Nutrition, Health and Disease
Policy and Practice in Health and Nutrition (Optional)*
Food Chemistry and Nutrition (Optional)*
* You will be required to study one of the two Optional modules dependent upon student numbers.
Modules and course content are subject to change.
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 the college website.
The cost of this programme is £5,470 per year for the Foundation Degree and £3,000 for the Foundation Year.
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 www.officeforstudents.org.uk 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.