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

This course is for you, if you want to work in the field of Health and Care establishments such as: Registered Care Homes, Community Work, Social Work, Probation Services or Voluntary Work.

Alternatively, if you wish to progress your studies and pursue more advanced study on:- Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work Training Courses and a range of university degree courses to seek a career in the general field of Health or Social Care.

You will have the opportunity to study the following 9 compulsory core units:

  • Developing Effective Communication
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights.
  • Safety and Security development through the Life Stages Anatomy and Physiology
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Sociological and Psychological Perspectives
  • Science for Health Nutrition
  • Human Inheritance
  • Work Experience (mandatory 55 hours)

During the second year of the programme students will study a further 9 optional units in Health and Social Care.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade A - C, including English and a subject relevant to your chosen area of study. Students with full Level 2 vocational qualifications with an overall Merit/Distinction will be considered alongside 2 GCSEs grade A - C including GCSE English and a good reference. Some subjects will need GCSE maths.

Progression Opportunities

Study at University on health, nursing, social work, social policy, psychology or criminology programmes. Or have gained employment as a care worker, supervisor, community worker, or outreach worker. You could work as a care assistant or social work assistant. Salaries range from £16,000 to £25,000 for a supervisory position.

Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated classrooms and undertake a programme of visits and professional input. All learners will be required to undertake work experience.

This is a full time programme which will consist of 3 days per week in college. You must complete a minimum of 100 hours work experience over the 2 year programme.


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.