Health & Social Care

During your studies you will gain a broad understanding of numerous health and social care issues, such as promoting health and well-being, physical aspects of health and factors affecting human growth and development.

Caring involves working with a range of people in a variety of different situations, such as working with children or people with special needs, caring for the elderly or looking after patients in hospital. Practical experience is an integral aspect of your learning, where you will be given the opportunity to work in a variety of care settings.

The College can also tailor its Health and Social Care courses with specialist units to help you choose the right pathway for you.


Learning Methods:

A variety of learning methods will be used including independent study, group work, presentations, educational visits and practical work placements.


Full Time Courses Available:

  • Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 / Level 3


Part Time courses Available:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Applied Psychology
  • Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People Settings
  • Level 4 Certificate for Early Years Advanced Practitioner


For dates, times and costing of Part Time courses, please refer to our Part Time Guide


Care Self-Study and On-line Programmes: Learners studying on these programmes will need to commit up to 3 hours per week for a period of up to 15 weeks.

Level 2 Certificate in:

  • Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Common Health Conditions
  • Counselling Skills
  • Dementia Care
  • Dignity and Safeguarding
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition
  • Infection Control
  • Introducing Caring for Children and Young People
  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Understanding Autism
  • Understanding Behaviour that Challenges
  • Understanding Children/Young People's Mental Health
  • Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses 


Also available Apprenticeships:

  • Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care/Health Care Support at Intermediate and Advanced Level
  • Apprenticeship in Clinical Health Care Support at Intermediate and Advanced Level


What could I earn?

Health Care Assistant = £12,500 - £25,000

As a Care Assistant you will help people who have difficulties with their daily activities. You could work with children, people with physical or learning disabilities, older people or families.


Adult Nurse = £22,000 - £48,000

As an Adult Nurse you will check patients’ progress and decide with doctors what care should be given. Nurses also advise and support patients and their relatives.