Health and Social Care as part of a mixed study programme includes 75 hrs of work placement across the 2 years.
This course will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in key areas of health and social care such as sociological and psychological perspectives and human growth and development.   
You will have the opportunity to undertake work placements to prepare you for working in this expanding industry. Being able to apply your knowledge to a real working environment will help to develop your employability skills and confidence.

You will study mandatory and core units which will include:

  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Human growth and development

  • Safeguarding in health and social care

  • Communication in health and social care

  • Infection prevention and control in health and social care

  • Psychological perspectives in health and social care

  • Sociological perspectives in health and social care

  • Working in health and social care

  • Reflective practice

Studying this course you will develop:

  • Important vocational skills in communication, health and safety and equality and diversity
  • In-depth knowledge of human growth and development through the life stages
  • Understanding of the anatomy and physiology of human body systems
  • Understanding of the different sociological and psychological approaches that can be used when working in a health and social care setting
  • Valuable team working skills by taking part in whole class and small group discussions and presentations
  • Research skills to enable you to plan and conduct your own research relating to a health or social care issue and evaluate the success of your outcomes
  • Skills to plan, monitor and reflect on your own professional development while on placement

Entry requirements

  • Teachers are recognised experts in their field
  • Strong relationships with health, childcare and education providers in the area who support work placement and future employment opportunities
  • Visiting speakers from employers and university providers
  • Dedicated study areas with specialist learning facilities and equipment
  • Strong links with the industry and the community ensures students learn the latest and most highly demanded skills
  • An inclusive environment to suit all needs

This course provides you with the opportunity to progress on to Higher Education, employment or further training. Students from the Education and Health department have progressed to:

Child Nursing at the University of Salford

Adult Nursing at Manchester Metropolitan University

Mental Health Nursing at the University of Hull

Psychology and Criminology at Edge Hill University

Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Salford

Adult Nursing at The University of Manchester

Criminological and Forensic Psychology at the University of Bolton

Early Years and Childhood Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University

Health & Social Care at University of Central Lancashire

Social Work at the University of Leeds

Mental Health Nursing at Leeds Beckett University

Operating Department Practice at the University of Huddersfield

Course Key Details

Course Type : Technical Certificate
Exam Board : NCFE CACHE
Pass Rate : NA
Assessment : Mix of assessment

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