Foundations in health

Foundation degrees equip you with the necessary qualifications and skills needed to start out in the health or social care sector. We offer two health science degrees that are work-related, nationally-recognised qualifications for people who are currently working in the health or social care sector as an assistant in a variety of settings. Our two foundation degrees meet the requirements of the Specification for Apprenticeship Standards England and the Core Competence and Knowledge Framework for the Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship Framework.

Our courses

  • FdSc Health Sciences (Care of the Adult)

    Based at our Southend Campus, our FdSc Health Studies (Care of the Adult) is a work-related, nationally recognised qualification for people currently working in the health and social care sector as assistants in a variety of settings.


  • FdSc Health Sciences (Mental Health)

    Based at our Colchester Campus, our FdSc Health Studies (Mental Health) is a work-related, nationally recognised qualification for people currently working in the health and social care sector as assistants in a variety of settings.


Funding

Access to these programmes may be supported by the Health Education East of England. It is also possible to self-fund for a place on this course. If you are thinking of self-funding and are currently employed in a suitable workplace, please contact us directly to discuss your placement and for information on fees.

How to apply

To apply for a place on one of these courses, you need to make your application directly to our School through the organisation you are working in.

Please download and complete this application form.(doc.)

For FdSc Health Science (Care of the Adult) please contact:

Anne Quick

Telephone +44 (0)1702 328366

Fax +44 (0)1702 328359

Email anne.quick@essex.ac.uk

For FdSc Health Science (Mental Health) please contact:

Denise Green

Telephone +44 (0)1206 874888

Fax +44 (0)1206 873765

Email dagreen@essex.ac.uk

Please note: if you are currently working for North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (NEPFT), your application should be made to our School through your Education Liaison Manager (ELM) – Nazir Shivji.