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Start Date
September, 2017
  • Warrington Campus
2 Years

Why Study Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner) with us?

The Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner) Foundation Degree will:

  • Prepare students to work in an effective, safe and interprofessional manner within their defined area of practice, under the instruction and supervision of a registered practitioner, within relevant legal and ethical frameworks and in accordance with agreed protocols
  • Develop and promote the skills of critical, analytical and reflective thinking in students
  • Promote the ethos of life long learning and advance students' sense of personal responsibility and commitment to their ongoing education and development
  • Prepare students to work as an efficient member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ensure that Assistant Practitioner students are able to respond to the constantly changing context within which health and social care policies are being implemented
  • Develop an appreciation that knowledge and understanding is acquired within an evidence-based framework
  • Facilitate students to appreciate that learning can occur in both education and practice environments and assist them to make use of these opportunities.

The overarching aim of the course is to facilitate the development of the Assistant Practitioner. However, some students have completed this programme and utilised the credits (240) to progress on to other degree programmes.

This Foundation Degree is distinctive because of the unique way in which it integrates: interprofessional learning, accessibility, articulation and progression, employer involvement, flexibility and partnership working.

While none of these attributes are unique to Foundation Degrees, their clear and planned integration within a single award underpinned by work-based learning makes the award highly distinctive.

Warrington Campus

Warrington Campus

The Warrington Campus provides a close-knit community, innovative courses, and a strong focus on employability and transferable skills. 

The campus has a range of specialist training, academic and leisure facilities across its 30-acre site. It is home to the North West Media Centre, the Warrington School of Management, dedicated police training facilities and practical nursing workspace.

With the Department of Sport and Community Engagement on site you can enjoy superb sports facilities for academic, recreational and competitive use such as an astro-turf pitch, fitness suite, running track and sports hall which hosts a variety of fitness classes. We’re also the training base for local Rugby League team Warrington Wolves.

Outside of the classroom, open-access computer labs and the £2.3million learning resource centre and library are available for all students.

On-site catering options include a Starbucks outlet, the Terrace Café Bar and our Garden Dining Rooms. After hours you can relax in the Students’ Union bar and club Twenty10.

Following £12million of investment the Warrington Campus combines the best of long-established university traditions with modern developments.

Visit our News page to get the latest updates from Warrington Campus.


Warrington Town Hall


The town of Warrington is becoming increasingly well-known for its innovative and diverse schedule of events and performance, including live concerts, theatre, variety shows, cabaret and comedy. Parr Hall is the town's premier venue for live music, while Pyramid is a leading centre for the arts.

The town centre is host to a wide selection of clubs, pubs and bars to suit all tastes, ranging from the hip and trendy to the traditional tavern. Whether you're into house, hip hop, indie, rock or jazz, you'll always find somewhere you'll love.

Warrington is well-known for the Warrington Wolves rugby league club, one of the premier teams in Europe and were recent winners of the Challenge Cup for two years running.

Warrington is particularly well-placed for students who enjoy a trip to the city, situated half an hour from the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Chester.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an undergraduate Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Health and Social Care Admissions

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 14th October
  • Saturday 28th October

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 21st October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 21st October
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