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Fee Information

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.


About this course

The primary purpose of this qualification is to help you prepare to enter, or progress within, employment where you work or interact with people with learning disabilities in a variety of roles. This qualification will be ideal for you if you’re working within healthcare or social care but may also be useful if you’re working in education or a housing support role. You can also take this qualification to support your progression into further learning within the Health and Social Care sector. The qualification aims to help you develop your underpinning knowledge and understanding to support your role working with people with learning disabilities. You will explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.

Entry Requirements

You will be required to meet the following eligibility criteria for funding purposes:

  • 19+ Years old.
  • EU/UK Citizen 3 years or more.
  • Must not be enrolled onto a current apprenticeship.
Assessment Method

You will complete a series of assessments within a set time-frame which will be marked by a qualified assessor these will produce the relevant evidence to meet the requirements for the awarding body. On successful completion you will be awarded a nationally recognised level 2 qualification.

Progression Opportunities

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Level 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
Level 3 Certificate in Working with Individuals with Diabetes
Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services

Study Methods

As this course is undertaken by distance learning, there is no need to attend the college and you can study at a time that suits you. You will receive a set of comprehensive learning materials on your subject, and have access to a knowledgeable tutor and assessor who will support you throughout the programme.

Enrolment

We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times. www.wlc.ac.uk/enrol