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Health and Social Care Professions

Our health and social care pathways have been designed for students wanting to study a health or social care related degree at university and pursue a career within this sector. By studying a foundation course in Healthcare, Public Health, or Working with Children Families and Communities you will expand your knowledge, develop skills needed for university, and get an insight into what university life is really like.

International Foundation in Healthcare

This International Foundation in Healthcare course has been designed to provide you with a broad range of skills needed for direct entry to the first year of a healthcare or social science related undergraduate degree, including Nursing and Education at ARU.

*Please note, this course has been specifically developed for international students only. UK students are advised to apply for Public Health.


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Public Health

The area of public health is a growing and important subject area and a career in this sector provides you with the chance to really make a difference to people’s lives and wellbeing. By studying Public Health, you will develop the knowledge, values, and skills needed to pursue a career in healthcare services. There are many different disciplines within the Public Health sector and a career in Public Health can vary from working on environmental and biological threats, to improving people’s living conditions and ensuring that health services are at their most effective and are accessible.

*If you are a UK student,  this route will also provide you with an opportunity to pursue one of the registered Nursing degrees.

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Working with Children, Families and Communities

Our Working with Children, Families and Communities pathway has been developed to help prepare you for a career within this broad sector, in settings that combine education, wellbeing and social care. A career within this sector can lead you to support a wide range of people which can include supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing and supporting young people and their families.

*If you are UK students, this route will also provide you with an opportunity to pursue a degree in Social Work.


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