This course gives you a broad understanding of the Health and Social Care industry, and the types of career choices available.
The course is studied on-site at Camden Road campus. You will be assigned a course tutor who will support you throughout the course.
As part of your weekly timetable you will have access to our unique skill lab, which is fully set up to offer a realistic working environment. By studying in this lab, you will feel far more prepared and confident for your work placement.
Topics covered can include:
You do not need to have any previous qualifications.
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
Assessment is by coursework over the duration of your study. Each unit has an assignment that is required to be completed by a due date. Assignments are marked Pass, Merit or Distinction. There are no external examinations for this course. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a bespoke Safeguarding training session. This course is created to focus on the care sector and includes the Keeping Children Safe in Education with the 2022 updates. As part of your course will be required to complete a work placement. This placement may be a hospital, medical centre, care home etc.
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free, depending on your circumstances. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to a Level 2 Diploma, or other further study. You can also use this qualification to help you either start a career in social care, or progress in your current employment.