Course: Health and Social Care Level 3

Study Level

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



Whether it’s your passion to work with children, the elderly or vulnerable, our courses will help you develop skills to work in many different aspects of the care industry.

The Level 3 programme is designed to give you lots of options for progression; you could choose university for nursing, health studies, social work or degrees such as psychology or counselling or an apprenticeship in a range of professional roles including nursing and social work. Modules you will study include anatomy and physiology, infection control, psychology, sociology and nutrition.

Why study with us:

  • Ground-breaking partnership with the James Paget University Hospital to support students to meet the changing and emerging needs of the healthcare workforce.
  • Our lecturers have specialisms, including mental health, psychology, substance misuse, nursing care, social work, child development, dementia care and education.
  • Train in our new healthcare suites which replicate a hospital ward with bed and clinical equipment


You will need to have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 4/5 and above, including English and maths.

You will also need to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate (DBS) Application, this is an active Criminal Record check to ensure suitability of working with Vulnerable People. This is completed after enrolments on the course and will be discussed further at interview.



You can progress onto a range of degree programmes, including social work, nursing, occupational therapy and paramedic science. You can continue your studies through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College, or other universities.

You can also progress into an apprenticeship in subjects including social care work, healthcare and nursing.

"The James Paget’s partnership with East Coast College has helped the next generation of people interested in careers and professions within health and care to grow and thrive. The talent, enthusiasm and skill of the people developed through this partnership helps our hospital provide compassionate care for our patients and communities."

Paul Morris, Director of Nursing

James Paget University Hospital