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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Around four million people are employed in the Health and Social Care sector in the UK. Public, private and voluntary sectors all provide opportunities for those wishing to work in the industry in a variety of roles.

Direct career opportunities are available supporting a wide range of service user groups in a variety of settings. These include people with physical disabilities, older people, individuals with learning disabilities, mental health issues and children and families. Settings include hospitals, care homes, community and supported living/group homes.

Working in the sector requires ongoing training. Development opportunities are available up to Higher Education level. Higher Education progression routes include adult nursing, child nursing, mental health nursing, midwifery, learning disability nursing and social work.

What are the entry requirements?

You will require 5 GCSEs at grade A*- C / 9-4 including English or successful completion of a Level 2 qualification at a high grade.

You will need to undertake an interview in college demonstrating interest and commitment to study in this vocational area.

Successful completion of Year 1 of a Level 3 programme is a pre-requisite to entry onto Year 2.

What does this programme involve?

This two year programme offers progression from the Subsidiary Diploma through to the Extended Diploma, dependent on your entry grades and achievement in year one.

Students will study the following units:

-Developing effective communication in health and social care
-Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
-Health, safety and security in health and social care
-Development through the life stages
-Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology
-Personal and professional development
-Sociological perspectives
-Psychological perspectives
-Caring for children and young people
-Safeguarding adults and promoting independence
-Public health
-Research methodology
- Physiological disorders
-Caring for older people
-Health psychology
-Technology in health and social care

Students will undertake work experience as organised by the College and are encouraged to develop an all round profile through extra-curricular voluntary and fund raising activities.

Any student beginning the course without an A*-C / 9-4 grade in English or Maths will be required as a condition of the programme to undertake a GCSE programme.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will be taught by a team of experienced lecturers using a variety of teaching methods; you will learn through a mixture of practical and theoretical work, both in and outside of college.

Assessment is through a combination of written work and practical assignments. Students are timetabled to attend college for half of the working week and are expected to spend the rest of the week in placement and working on assignments outside of class.

Year One students will be interviewed to determine suitability for Year Two progression.

What else do I need to know?

There is a mandatory requirement for students to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in order to attend work placement.
Students are encouraged to purchase their own copy of the core text books.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
DSC1 Eastleigh College 10/09/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,617.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Georgia, Health and Social Care

Georgia, 18

Georgia, Health and Social Care

Georgia went on to study Midwifery at Liverpool John Moores University.


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