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This course will give you a thorough grounding in the key concepts required within the health and social care sector and set you up for employment or further learning.


You will cover a range of important topics within the industry, such as personal and professional development, the nature of the sector, and psychology. You will also take undertake a minimum of 200 hours work placement within a relevant environment.

To view the programme specification, click here.

Key Areas

  • Communicating in health and social care
  • Principles of health and social care practice
  • Health and safety in the health and social care environment
  • Personal and professional development in health and social care
  • Working in partnership in health and social care
  • Research and project
  • Sociological context of health and social care
  • Safeguarding in health and social care
  • Understanding specific needs in health and social care
  • Complementary issues in health and social care
  • Employability skills
  • Health promotion

What Next

The course is suitable if you are already working and would like formal qualifications to help you progress to a superior or management role. You may also continue your education and complete a full degree at university.

Entry Criteria

Learners must be aged 18 years on or before 31st August of the academic year that the programme commences.

A minimum of 48 UCAS points which may be gained from the following qualifications:

2 x GCE ‘A’ Level passes 1 x GCE ‘A’ Level pass plus AS level passes in appropriate subjects BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma BTEC National Certificate A Level 3 Diploma or equivalent such as NVQ, GNVQ, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Certificate of Education A recognised (Kite marked) Access Course You will also need GCSE English grade A-C or level 2 Equivalent

Please note that learners must have a Disclosure & Barring Service check prior to undertaking professional practice, it is the learners responsibility to ensure this is in place.

Course options

  • 2018/19 Full Time Day


    South & City College Birmingham


    Digbeth Campus

    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Full Time Day


    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    - September £5,500 2 Academic Year(s) -
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments

    UCAS Application Information

    Institution Code Name: SCCB
    Institution Code: S20
    Course Code: 099L
    Short Form of Course: Please see UCAS site
    Campus Code: Please see UCAS site