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.
The course is for adults who want to work in the Health and Social Care sector. It is accessible to learners who want to understand more about working in health and social care. It aims to introduce some 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.
Whilst studying you will also be able to access college facilities such as:
- The Learning Centre (LRC)
- Additional Learning Support (ALS)
- Students Union
- Student Services
You would usually have completed a course of study at level 1. However we will consider those who have no qualifications but who show an ability to complete work at Level 2. All those applying for the course will be subject to a diagnostic assessment and interview.
All students will be assessed by submitting coursework for all 9 units needs to pass the course.
After completion of the course you could progress into further study in Health and Social care at Level 3 or you could decide to look for work in the Health and Social Care sector.
You will produce a portfolio of evidence that will be assessed by your tutor.