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Health & Social Care

If your ambition is to have a career as a Nurse, Paramedic, Midwife, Social/Mental Health Worker, a Learning Disability Carer or a Care Home Assistant then this course can provide you with the comprehensive knowledge you need for a Degree or to go straight into the Health Care industry.

Our tutors have a wide range of Health and Social Care experience ranging from managing Residential Homes and Homecare Services for people with learning difficulties to be a Ward Sister, to working in Nurseries, Primary Schools, Secondary and Special Schools through to Social Services. Their backgrounds mean that they have a wealth of experience on which to base their teaching and your learning. They also have many well-established contacts within the industry which is good in terms of work experience opportunities and excellent guest speakers.
You will find a progression route to a rewarding career working in the caring services or go on to degree-level study in one of the social care professions.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 or Health & Social Care Level 2 (Merit/Distinction) including English or maths & science GCSEs grades 9-4 and Clear Enhanced (DBS) Disclosure & Barring Service check
  • Level 2 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 or Working in the Care Sector Level 1 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-2 and Clear Enhanced (DBS) Disclosure & Barring Service check
  • Level 1 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths and Clear Enhanced (DBS) Disclosure & Barring Service check
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What you will study

• Caring for Babies & Young Children
• Understanding Children’s Social & Emotional Development
• Using Craft Activities with Children
• Maintenance of Safe, Hygienic & Secure Working Environment
• Individual Rights
• Individual Needs
• Safe Environments
• Communication
• Impact of Diet
• Diversity
• Health and Social Care Services
• Human Lifespan Development
• Human Lifespan Development
• Working in Health & Social Care
• Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs
• Principles of Safe Practice
• Psychological Perspectives
• Nutritional Health
• Anatomy & Physiology
• Enquiries into Research
• Work Experience
• Infection Prevention & Control
• Physiological Disorders
• Complementary Therapy

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Further Study

  • Health & Social Care HNC
  • Nursing Practice BSc (Hons)
  • Psychology with Counselling BSc (Hons)


  • Nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Midwife
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Nursery Assistant
  • Care Worker
  • Care Support Worker