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 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 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 compulsary 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.
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.
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.
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.