During your Foundation Entry Year you will study alongside peers from related courses, whilst you gain a broad introduction to social care. With a strong commitment to strength-based values, both in practice and education, you'll have excellent levels of support as you undertake your educational journal. Teaching is influenced by the real world experience of the lecturing staff, our partners in practice, and service user participation, as well as the research interest of the course team. You’ll be exposed to extensive opportunities to make a difference through work experience, entrepreneurial and research opportunities. The course is enhanced by education trips in the UK, Europe and further abroad. In both the second and third year of your studies, you will be given the opportunity to undertake structured work experience through one of the following; 1.Structured work experience in a community based project, or other social care/welfare setting for adults and/or children. 2.Participation in a community resource analysis for a specific user groups identifying current level of service and gaps with recommendations for further service development. Over the years, we have developed close links with Social Policy and Sociology colleagues at partner Universities abroad, and visiting lecturers from these institutions have contributed to the delivery of our programme. Building on these strong international links, a number of students have chosen to undertake part of their studies in one of our partner institutions. Obtaining invaluable, unique first-hand experience of how other nations respond to the same sorts of issues and problems that we as a country face.