Health and Social Care

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There are many different aspects to the care industry whether you decide to work with children, teenagers, the elderly or vulnerable. If you are considering a career in the care sector you will need to have enthusiasm, dedication and a real desire to help and support others.
Our courses can also be used as a route in to nursing or counselling and, if you are thinking about working with children, we also offer courses which will provide you with a Licence to Practice.

Level 1 – This qualification gives you an introduction to Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings It can help you decide which area you would like to work in. It will help you develop some basic skills and knowledge required for working in these sectors. You will also have classroom sessions to help build your general knowledge and maths and English skills.

Level 2 – This is a nationally recognised qualification which allows you to go into employment. You will learn the key skills you will need to work in a variety of care jobs.

Level 3 – This is a recognised qualification which gives you an opportunity to progress on to university courses or in to employment.

Key elements:

  • Core units
  • Portfolio of work experience
  • Specialist Units
  • Maths & English

  1. Work placement (60 hours level 1 & 2 and 300 hours L3)
  2. Progression routes to employment or higher education.
  3. Wide range of subjects relating to Health and Social Care.
  4. Career progression support throughout the course.
  5. Enthusiastic and professional staff.

Care Assistant, Care Support Worker, Healthcare Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Home Manager, Community Based Support Worker, Social Worker, Nursing, Midwife, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Paramedic

What can I go on to do?

  • Enter employment
  • An apprenticeship
  • Progress to a degree programme or other higher education programme

If you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths, any programme you choose will require you to continue studying English and maths.

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NCFE CACHE Level 1 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • 1 year
  • 2
  • Full time

This is a nationally recognised qualification, which allows you to go into employment. You will learn the key skills you ...

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • 1 year
  • 1
  • Full time

This qualification give you an introduction to health & social care. It can help you decide which area you would ...

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • 2 years
  • 3
  • Full time

This is a recognised qualification which gives you an opportunity to progress on to university courses or into employment.

Access to Care, Learning and Development

  • One year
  • Level 3
  • Part time

The course is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to access both the FdA Social Care Practice ...

Access to Science and Health

  • One year
  • Level 3
  • Full time

This course is based at our Lowestoft Campus. The course offers a solid foundation in the major scientific areas to ...

Access to Social Science and Social Care

  • One year
  • Level 3
  • Full time

There are two pathways to this course - either Social Care or Social Science.

FdA Children's Care, Learning and Development

  • Two years full-time, three years part-time
  • 5
  • Full time / Part time

The Foundation degree in Children’s Care Learning and Development is an exciting programme enabling those working in early years to ...

FdA Supporting Inclusive Learning and Practice

  • Two years full-time, four years part-time
  • 5
  • Full time / Part time

These degrees are designed for people working or volunteering in public service sectors, particularly those in education or public caring ...

FdA in Creative Arts for Health and Wellbeing

  • 2 Years
  • Full time

FdA Social Care Practice

  • 2 years
  • 5
  • Full time

The course has been developed in liaison with employers and employees in the social care sector and has been tailored ...

BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling

  • 3 years
  • 6
  • Full time

This course is delivered by experienced, practising person-centred counsellors and offers a wide range of learning experiences including experiential, theoretical, ...

BA (Hons) Applied Care Practice (Adult) (Progression Route)

  • 1 year
  • 6
  • Full time

This course is relevant to practitioners and those who manage provision in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Moving and Handling Training

  • A full day’s training at Lowestoft College or in workplace to groups of eight or more.

This course is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and theory of safe moving and handling through practical training....

Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Services 4978.54

  • 5

This course is desgined for people working in the Health and Social Care sector who want a management role and ...

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