Glyndwr University

Dip HE Health & Social Wellbeing (with Foundation Year)

Why choose this course?

The Dip HE Health and Social Wellbeing course explores how we can help people to live happier and healthier lives. You will learn about what impacts on the health and mental health of individuals, communities and societies, and about different solutions that can help to address established and emerging issues.

This course is ideal for those wishing to work in the field of health and social wellbeing, or who already work in the area but want to develop their knowledge to ensure that their practice is current and evidence-based.  

This course:

  • Develops a rounded understanding of the health, mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities
  • Involves 100 hours of work-based learning which you can tailor to your own area(s) of interest
  • Has strong links with local employers
  • Includes personal and professional development modules which help you develop a full CV and key skills for employability
  • Offers a peer mentor scheme, providing support from and to other students.

Entry Requirements

The general requirement for admission to the Foundation Year is 48 UCAS points at A level or equivalent – this includes relevant Access to Higher Education courses. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the emotional and psychological maturity to work with vulnerable people and the resilience needed to cope with the demands in this sector.


6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

  • This course is designed to equip students with a range of knowledge and skills relevant to a diverse range of roles across sectors. These might include community health development, social prescribing, advocacy, third sector project work, befriending and many more. Students are supported to develop a CV and to consider how to respond and adapt to a dynamic employment landscape.
  • On successful completion of the course, students are able to ‘top up’ to either the BSc Mental Health and Wellbeing or BSc Public Health and Wellbeing.

Course Details


The foundation year explores a range of current health and wellbeing topics, as well as providing key skills for study in Higher Education.


  • The Skills You Need (Core)
  • Fundamentals of Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing (Core)
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (Core)
  • Professional Communication in a Health Context (Core)
  • Fundamental Capabilities for Working in Health and Wellbeing (Core)


This year involves establishing your understanding of key concepts in the field of health, mental health and wellbeing, as well as developing the skills for studying in Higher Education.


  • Study Skills and Personal Development (Core)
  • Health of the Nation: State of Play (Core)
  • Health, Wellbeing and the Body (Core)
  • Health Inequalities and Social Justice (Core)
  • Key Concepts in Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing (Core)


This year consolidates and further develops your learning, helping you to expand and apply your knowledge, and to develop a toolbox of personal and professional skills for employment. You also complete 100 hours of work based learning which allows you to explore an area of personal and professional interest.


  • Personal and Professional Development (Core)
  • Health Behaviour across the Life Course (Core)
  • Mental Health and the Body (Core)
  • Preparing for Real World Research in Health (Core)
  • Strategies for Health Improvement and Promotion (Core)
  • Policy and Practice in Public Health (Core)
*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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