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.


Full Time Courses Available:

  • BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care


Part Time courses Available:

  • Introduction to Working in the Care Industry
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism


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


Care Self-Study and On-line Programmes:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems


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?

Care Assistant = £12,500 - £21,000

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.


Health Visitor = £26,000 - £35,000

As a Health Visitor you will be an experienced and qualified registered nurse or midwife. Health Visitors work in the community to promote good health and prevent illness and spend most of their day visiting people in their homes, especially new mothers.


Adult Nurse = £22,000 - £40,000

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.