Health & Social Care
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2019/20) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


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.