Health & Social Care
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

You want to find out more about Health and Social Care and have an interest in working in a related field within that industry. It is a natural progression from A level 1 course.

The course is divided into units studied over the year with a tutorial and additional units in English and Maths. It covers all aspects of Health and Social Care including Looking After Children, Health and the Environment, Starting Work, Personal Effectiveness and Nutrition and Health. It is both a practical and academic course that is all evidence/portfolio based with no exams. You will be required to study English and Maths up to level 2.

Entry Requirements

2-4 GCSEs grade A*-D (including maths or English); or Functional or Key Skills awards at Level 1; or Foundation Learning Level 1 Certificate or Award; or BTEC Level 1 Diploma; or Pre-access level 1 qualification; or NVQ 1 or equivalent.

Successful completion of internal assessment is also required. Students without Level 1 functional skills / key skills will be offered the opportunity to achieve prior to progressing onto a vocational Level 2 programme. By exception, students assessed at Entry Level 3 literacy may be accepted subject to the provision of additional support following interview and will be expected to achieve Level 2 in English and maths by the end of the programme.

Progression Opportunities

You could continue your studies and gain relevant work experience, knowledge and skills. You can either progress onto a related course such as a BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care, Access to Nursing and Social work courses and then onto university, or move into employment in fields related to the Health and Social care Industry. You could gain employment within jobs such as a Nurse, Nanny, Social and Health Care Worker, care assistants, Nursing assistants, Physiotherapists and Child Care worker, Biomedical scientist, Radiologists and Radiographers.

The BTEC National Diploma The BTEC Extended Diploma Employment Further Training Apprenticeship

Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated classrooms through debates and coursework. All learners will be rquired to undertake work experience.

This course runs for 1 year full time 3 days a week.


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.