Health and Social Care

Course level options: Level 3-5
Course length: 1-2 years
Student Age: 19+

Entry requirements: GCSE Maths and English available for students needing additional support to obtain or improve their skills. This may be required for students wanting to gain access to university.

Course information: The health and social care sector is one of the biggest employers in the UK with nearly four million people working in the sector and the demand for jobs is expected to increase over the coming years.

This accredited qualification will put you on the right track to a thriving career in one of the leading industries. Whether your goal is to work as a nurse, health visitor or even a paramedic, you will cover many of the important issues faced by the professionals. You will explore the many aspects of health and social care ranging from human lifespan development and public health to complimentary medicines and individual care and support.

There is an emphasis on real-world experience through work placements and the chance to hear from and speak to professionals. Speakers include nurses, therapists and meditators.

Visits are made to the Nursing Department at a local institution where they have a state of the art ward simulation, we also have links with The Barts Health Trust, this gives you the opportunity to carry out shadowing placements.

Units/topics covered: 

Medication in Health and Social Care, Dementia Awareness, Personal and professional development and more.

How will it be taught? 

Flexible learning options via online and/or classroom lectures with full time tutors are on hand throughout the course to support students who are in turn expected to complete 8-10 hours classroom learning with some self-directed distant study. On site students will learn in a professional and clean environment with access to IT-based equipment, a games lounge, canteen, library and study room. 

How will it be assessed?

You will be assessed using a variety of methods including coursework, observations, presentations and two external assessments.


On completion admissions into various degree courses at university ranging from Nursing and Social work to criminology, sociology, psychology, occupational therapy, probation or counselling services, housing, youth and community work, early years and education studies.

Career opportunities 

Employment in the healthcare sector. Nurses and Social workers average pay is around £27,000 a year while Public Health managers can earn up to £55,000 a year.

Interested in a health and social care qualification? 

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