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 provides an ideal taster for those who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. It is accessible to learners of all ages who may want to understand more about working in health and social care. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.
The qualification covers the areas of communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, role of the social care worker, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches.
Facilities and Support The college offers a range of facilities such as:
- Learning Resource Centre
- English & Maths support
- Student Union
- Student Services
To complete your studies you will attend college for one day a week. In addition, there are also opportunities to enrol on English and/or Maths courses, if you successfully complete an enrolment assessment.
There are no set entry requirements but you will have to undertake an online initial assessment and complete a free writing exercise to gauge your ability to complete work at the required level.
The course is assessed by the submission of coursework.
You can progress onto Level 3 qualifications or to work in the Health and Social Care Sector.
You will have discussions, and debates, you will provide written work, you will undertake presentation and participate in group activities.