• health social care 01
  • health social care 02
  • health social care 03

Overview

This two-year course is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a career in the health and social care sector who have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification, however do not yet have their maths and English GCSE at Grade 4 or above. You will gain an in depth understanding about how to support and care for vulnerable members of society, for example, people with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health problems, or people who are old or frail.

As of 11th November all adults aged 18 or over, employed or volunteering must have received both doses of a MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine before they are able to enter any CQC regulated care or nursing home. Therefore, if you are 18 or over (or will turn 18 during your course) you must have already received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or, be willing to receive both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine following enrolment or, provide medical evidence as to why you are unable to receive a vaccine.

Course description

This specialist course gives an in-depth understanding of a range of aspects of health and social care. You will learn about person-centred care, mental health, dementia care, and communication in care settings. The course is assessed using vocationally based assignments which may include written accounts or reports, making posters or leaflets or group work. You will also learn about current policies and legislation relating to care practice.

You are expected to do some independent research in subjects that relate to health and social care and will need to complete the nine mandatory units to achieve the Technical Certificate which will be split across two years alongside maths and English.

There is mandatory work placement in both years of the qualification.

What areas will I study?

Units:

  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Human growth and development
  • Communication in health and social care
  • Infection prevention and control in health and social care
  • Psychological perspectives in health and social care
  • Sociological perspectives in health and social care
  • Safeguarding vulnerable people
  • Working in health and social care
  • Reflective practice

Year 2:

  • Empowerment
  • Protection of children, young people and adults
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Research skills
  • Professional development
  • 4 optional units

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.