The impact of a foundation degree in health and social care from a graduate perspective: implications and considerations for managers

Griggs, C. (2013) The impact of a foundation degree in health and social care from a graduate perspective: implications and considerations for managers. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 19 (12). pp. 590-595. ISSN 2047-9700.

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Abstract

Aim: To gain intelligence on the impact a FD has on individuals personally and professionally, and to share the findings with employers and managers along with consideration of the wider implications.

Background: The FD is becoming more popular as a vehicle to the AP role; to ensure education budgets are used effectively managers need to assess the value of such programmes.

Method: A small-scale mixed method study using a postal questionnaire to gather information from FD graduates. Results: Benefits of the FD included: enhanced knowledge at work; enhanced skills at work; an impact on personal performance and on the service provided.

Conclusion: Employers and managers encouraged to recognise not just the personal benefits of FD education on their employees but also the wider implications: equity of access to education budgets; acquisition of fundamental values; better recruitment and retention of unregistered workforce; diversification and new ways of working.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > Centre for Worked-Based Learning and Continuing Development
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Depositing User: Miss Chloe Griggs
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2015 11:43
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 01:21
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/13099

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