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Health & Social Care

The technical qualification is split into 2 component parts:

Year 1 (Core component) - The core includes learning about the healthcare sector, health and safety, person centered care and infection control.

Year 2 (Occupational Specialism components) - Specialist pathways can be chosen which may include supporting the adult nursing team and supporting the therapy teams.

Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following careers:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment (e.g. Healthcare Support Worker in a health setting; Senior Healthcare Support Worker in a health setting).
  • Entry requirements

    5 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A -C), including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit or above.

    Students with 4 x GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A- C), including English and Maths, should apply and will be interviewed.

    Candidates require a DBS check.

  • Who is the course for?

    This qualification is suitable for students 16+ looking to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the health sector.

    This technical qualification will support students into a range of progression routes including employment, higher education and higher apprenticeships.

  • Study methods

    There is a mixture of lectures, discussions, group and partner work, practical demonstrations, role play and work experience.

    You will be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study outside of timetabled classes.

    You will also attend 9 weeks (45 days) minimum working with an employer on an industry placement.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Core component:

    • 2 written examinations
    • Employer-set project (ESP).

      In order to achieve a grade for the core component, students must have results for both sub-components (the core written examination and the employer-set project).

      Occupational Specialism:
    • A case study assessment
    • 2 practical assessments
    • A professional discussion.
  • More information

    We are one of only 3 colleges in London involved in the NHS cadet programme, which provides unique opportunities for a select number of students, we also work with Sanctuary Care and Bentley Neighbourhood Resource Centre.

    We offer a number of enrichment opportunities including an additional qualification in Young Health Champions program which empowers young people to take control of their health and make a positive impact on their peers and in their communities.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Students can progress into roles such as:

    • Ambulance Care Assistant
    • Emergency Care Assistant
    • Healthcare Assistant
    • Care Worker
    • Palliative Care Assistant
    • Dental Nurse.
  • Where Next – Further Studies

    Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following course options:

    • Apprenticeship.
    • Higher Education - UCAS points available for university entry.
  • How to apply

    To apply for a course either click the APPLY NOW button - fill out the form online and submit

    OR download an application form here and post it to the address on the form.
    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Sep 2024

Starts 2 September 2024

Duration 2 Year(s)

Location Harrow Weald Campus

Days/Time Monday-Friday
09:00 - 17:00