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FdA Integrated Care Services

The FdA Integrated Care Services is a comprehensive programme designed to prepare students for the complexities of modern care services and the transition to management, transforming the care and support they provide for service users.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, this programme

  • equips students with knowledge and critical understanding of changing attitudes and new approaches to ICS,
  • equips students with leadership and management skills to excel in sector,
  • blends clinical expertise with effective communication, teamwork, and problem-solving abilities.

Students will study communication, collaboration, alongside budget and financing. They will learn about inspection compliance and how to flourish as a reflective leader or manager to ensure they deliver quality service. Students will also learn peer coaching skills ensuring they can support others to deliver best practice.  Graduates will excel as versatile care professionals who can deliver integrated, high-quality care.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 5

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    2 Years FT

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body

    Sheffield Hallam University

Apply or Enquire

This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:


Year One Level 4

Module – Level 4, 20 Credits, Semester of delivery A

  • Integrated Care
  • Practical Skills
  • Administrative Functions

Module – Level 4, 20 Credits, Semester of delivery B

  • Inspection Compliance
  • Peer Coaching
  • Complex Care

Year Two Level 5
Module – Level 5, 20 Credits, Semester of delivery A

  • Social Pedagogy
  • Health and Social Care Technologies

Module – Level 5, 20 Credits, Semester of delivery B

  • Human Learning Systems
  • Managing People and Flourishing as a Leader

Module – Level 5, 40 Credits, Semester of delivery A and B

  • Service Quality Improvement

You will be assessed through a range of methods including written assignments, reflections, practice documents and presentations.

There will be 250 workplace hours to complete over the duration of programme with a minimum of 125 at Level 4.

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus.

On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussion with your tutor.

Students will receive 6 hours of teaching per week throughout this course. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support.

48 UCAS points.

We accept General Studies and Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course.

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics at grade 4 /D or above or equivalents (please see below)
GCSE English and Maths equivalents:
Level 2 Adult Numeracy/Literacy
Level 2 Key Skills/Application of Number
Equivalency test

We also welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria. We would expect to see evidence of competency to pursue the course successfully. You must be able to demonstrate your potential to be caring and compassionate and the ability to develop meaningful relationships with service users and carer.

Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months working in the sector, working as or working towards a supervisory or management role.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

This course prepares you for a rewarding career the management of health, care, and other related services. Through a comprehensive curriculum, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in this field. From administration to management, you will be equipped to lead and make a positive impact on the well-being of individuals and communities. With a focus on healthcare systems, ethics, and effective leadership, this programme paves the way for a fulfilling and impactful career.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


£7940.00 PA

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Trips and enhancement opportunities

As the course includes a work placement, you will be required to pay for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: LDIC
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the UCAS website Apply direct to UCDon if we are your only option Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7474