A strong desire to care for other people and the drive to make a real difference to their lives, are both vital if you would like a career in the social care and health industry. If you have lots of patience, the ability to communicate and a friendly nature, you will thrive in this industry, which offers a surprisingly wide range of careers from nurses and speech therapists to midwives and mental health workers.
We offer two options for you to start your studies in the social care and health industry depending on your GCSE results. Our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or employment on completion of your course. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 3.
Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. If you care about others and want a career in a sector that is the UK’s largest employer, this area is for you. Adult social care employs around 1.5 million people and the NHS is the world’s fifth largest employer. With people living longer there will be more jobs for health and care workers in the future.
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You are keen to develop the skills required for a career in the health and care-related sector, or wish to progress to university study.
4 GCSEs at grade C or 4, including English language, mathematics and science, or an equivalent qualification at merit grade or above.
You will study 18 modules which include anatomy and physiology, public health, sociology, psychology and research. Alongside these subjects you will also cover communication, health and safety, duty of care, confidentiality, safeguarding, equality and inclusion, and person-centred care.
An integral part of the course is the 100 hours of work experience that you will undertake to ensure you gain the hands-on practical skills employers are looking for. The range of transferable skills and knowledge you’ll gain during the course, will increase your progression opportunities to a wide range of courses including nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, social work and paramedic training.
To be assessed throughout your course with a variety of assignments, projects, case studies and practical exercises.
You will undertake 100 hours of work experience which will introduce you to the practical skills needed to join this industry.
Being taught invaluable industry standard skills by expert lecturers.
University study such as our BSc (Hons) Health, Community & Social Sciences or employment in the industry.
Careers in this industry
- Care worker
- Social worker
- Health professional
- Medical technician
- Occupational therapist
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.