Health Professions Foundation Programme





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About the course

The Department of Allied Health Professionals at UWE and City of Bristol College offer this unique one-year full-time course. 

Entry Requirements


All applications are considered on an individual basis.

  • Satisfactory DBS (formerly CRB) clearance  
  • International students require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent


UCAS Application Code

Institution name: BUWE
Institution code: B80
Course code: B900
Campus code: R
Short code: FYr/HP
Application: UCAS
What will I do on this course?


You will study 11 modules: 10 of the modules have a rating of 10 credits and one module has a rating of 20 credits (you need to gain 120 credits to progress on to your chosen degree course). Modules may include:

  • Combined Science (Physics and Chemistry)
  • Human Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Research Methods
  • Mathematics
  • English/Communication Skills
  • Vocational Study  - this study allows you to investigate an aspect of your chosen vocational area in some depth  
  • Study Skills
  • Core Skills


Who is it for?


This Foundation programme aims to provide knowledge and skills to enable you to progress to a Degree or Diploma (where applicable) in one of the health professions.  This is an alternative pathway for you to gain access to a university level course and is suitable if you have few or no formal qualifications.


How to apply

Applications are made through UCAS.

Call : 0117 312 5171
Email :


How Is this course assessed?


  • Group work
  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Practical
  • Presentations


What could I do next?


There are nine pathways  through the Foundation programme.  After successful completion of the Foundation programme, and a clear Health Screening questionnaire, you will automatically progress to a place at one of the following undergraduate programmes, which can be taken full time:

  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Imaging
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (adult, child, learning disabilities and mental health branches)
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Radiography and Oncology
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation (STaR)
  • On successful completion of the degree programme, graduates are eligible for membership with a relevant  
  • Professional Body and registration with the Health Professions Council or the Nursing and Midwifery Council



 You will need an interview for this course 



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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