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FdSc Mental Health Practice

  • 5

    Level 5

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Norfolk House, Exchange Street

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time

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This programme is aimed particularly at healthcare assistants and care workers, and is designed to offer flexible study so that it is suitable if you are already in work.

It has been designed in conjunction with local employers (the Primary Care Trusts and the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust) and is an ideal first level HE qualification for healthcare workers in both the public and private sector.

All of City College Norwich’s Degree programmes are validated by the UEA, meaning that the quality of the awards you get is assured by a world renowned Higher Education organisation.

This course will be delivered through workshops, lectures, presentations, seminars and group activities.

The emphasis on skills for work means that this is a truly vocational programme and will enable you to both ground your learning in the workplace as well as reflect on work practice in an academic context. Students in employment will be expected to receive practical and enabling support from their employers.

UCAS Code B760

Entry Requirements

You will need a level 3 qualification in a related subject or proven experience in practice. Above all we expect you to have the commitment and enthusiasm to be successful. All shortlisted applicants are offered an interview.

We welcome applications from mature (21+) students who have experience in practice or other suitable qualifications. You will need to be employed or have a voluntary placement for eight hours a week minimum.

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS Academic (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components).

Please contact the Advice shop for advice and guidance. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage


Your work will be assessed via a range of assessment methods for instance assignments, open book exams, essays, case studies, portfolio and reports.


FdSc graduates may progress to an Honours degree programme, with an articulated progression route within City College to the BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care (Top-Up).

Career Progression

This increasingly well-recognised qualification will help you to find employment in the health and care sectors or, if you are in work, will enhance your ability to contribute effectively to your organisation.

This will aid progression towards a variety of roles within nursing, assistant practitioner roles and other allied health professions.


£8,000 per year