Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
This qualification has been designed to help learners understand the skills and knowledge needed to work in the health and social care sector and to develop practical skills in preparation for employment or progression in education. You will also be expected to undertake and attend Functional Skills classes in English, Maths.
Entry 3 literacy qualification or GCSE at grade E-F.
Assessment is an integral part of the overall learning process and our student centred approach aims to promote and enhance creativity, research skills and effective communication skills. All units have a number of assessments and depending on the unit you will be assessed through combinations of the following: written assignments in the form of reports, presentations, and in class role plays.
You could continue your studies and gain further qualifications at Level 2 and 3 and possibly progress to university and study for nursing, psychology, midwifery or social work. You could also work as a volunteer to build up your skill set and experience. Gain work in a variety of care settings through either direct employment or through agency. Alternatively, some learners progress on to a Level 2 programme You could work as a carer in a variety of settings within health and social care sector. For example, this could be working with young people, caring for vulnerable adults or providing support to elders in a community or residential setting. There are opportunities of continual professional development once your operational experience and knowledge develop.
You will learn in a dedicated classroom through a variety of planned lessons and workshops with the possibility of signing up for relevant volunteering activities.