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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 being 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.

Our Level 1 qualification allows you to study both Health & Social Care and Early Years & Childcare sectors, enabling you to decide which professional industry you prefer before progressing onto the Level 2 qualification

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 equivalent including English, maths & science GCSEs grade 9-4 plus Clear Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
  • Level 2 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 or equivalent including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-3 plus Clear Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
  • Level 1 – 3 GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths

What you will study

  • Safeguarding
  • Health & Safety
  • Inclusion
  • Communication
  • Young People’s Development
  • Factors Affecting Older People
  • Mental Health
  • Development Through Play
  • Physical Care of Babies & Young Children
  • Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Individual Rights
  • Individual Needs
  • Safe Environments
  • Communication
  • Impact of Diet
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Creative Activities
  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in Health & Social Care
  • Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs
  • Principles of Safe Practice
  • Nutritional Health
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Enquiries into Research
  • Work Experience
  • Physiological Disorders
  • Mental Health
  • Promoting Public Health
  • Microbiology

What's Next?

Further Study

  • On completion of a Level 3 qualification, you will be able to progress onto a degree level qualification or a higher level apprenticeship, such as 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
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.
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