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Health & Social Care Courses

We are one of the first college’s to offer the new T level in Health and Science. Find out more about T levels.

Health and Social Care

Our health and social care courses are designed to develop your skills and knowledge in order to enter into the caring professions. We also offer distance learning options which are free if you’ve lived in England for the past three years. Full-time courses are available at levels 1, 2 and 3 – we offer everything from Progress 8 Technical Certificates for learners in year 10 or 11 and apprenticeships which allow you to work and earn a wage while gaining a professional qualification with us. It’s also possible to study for your Access course with us.

Who are Leicester College’s health and social care courses for?

We offer a range of full and part-time courses. All learners, on successful completion of a Health and Social Care course, will achieve a professional qualification that will enable them to progress into employment, higher education, or further training.

Our courses range from entry level through to level 5. The courses include modules of study in Developmental Psychology, Sociology, and Biology, developing Health Care Plans, Nutrition and Working in the Health care sector. Our level 5 course is a Foundation degree in Children, Families and Community Health. This exciting course combines both work placement and study to help develop learners’ personal and study skills.

Learners aged 16-19 will follow a study programme which will include GCSE or functional skills English and maths if you don’t already have your grade 4 (C).

Further information

Work experience will form part of your full-time course, and if you are working with vulnerable people you will need a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. We will arrange this for you but you will need to pay a fee of approximately £50. Some courses will involve trips or ask you to purchase coursebooks.

Najaha Nurani

Najaha Nurani

Health and Social Care Diploma level 3

When I joined I had moved from a whole different path, from art to health and social care, but I fit in just fine from the help of staff and fellow classmates.
Leicester College has not only given me an exceptional knowledge of my course it has also given me growth as a person, which I am very thankful for.

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Health and Social Care BTEC National Foundation Diploma level 3 – C7399

Course Code: C7399

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Gain valuable personal skills and relevant work skills alongside another level 3 course. This 1-year course prepares you for university or to go into employment in the health and social care industry.

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Health and Science T level: Health – Supporting the Adult Nursing Team specialism – C7267

Course Code: C7267

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Jump into the world of science and healthcare with this exciting new technical qualification. This programme includes an extensive industry placement, helping you gain experience of working in the health and science industry and developing the skills that employers are looking for. T levels will be replacing all current level 3 courses in this area.

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Health and Science T level: Health – Supporting the Mental Health Team specialism – C7268

Course Code: C7268

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Kick-start your journey into a mental health specialism within the healthcare sector with this brand-new technical qualification. This exciting programme features an industry placement, helping you gain experience working in a team and developing the skills that employers are looking for. T levels will be replacing all current level 3 courses in this area.

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Health and Science T level: Health – Supporting the Midwifery Team specialism – C7269

Course Code: C7269

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Bring life into this world with a career in midwifery through our brand-new technical qualification. This programme includes an industry placement, helping you gain experience working alongside a midwifery team, using latest technology and developing the skills that employers are looking for. T levels will be replacing all current level 3 courses in this area.

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Health and Science T level: Science – Technical Laboratory Services specialism – C7271

Course Code: C7271

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Experiment with a career in technical laboratory services through our brand-new and exciting technical qualification. This programme includes an industry placement, giving you experience working alongside a Technical Laboratory team, using latest technology and developing skills that employers are looking for. T levels will be replacing all current level 3 courses in this area

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Health and Social Care BTEC National Foundation Diploma Level 3 – C4623

Course Code: C4623

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

If you're passionate about working and caring for others? Then this is the course for you. This course provides enriching modules combined with practical work to support your career goals of working within this industry. Work placements and practical assignments give you the advantage of having more experience to take forward into higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

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Health and Social Care NCFE CACHE Extended Diploma level 2 – C5361

Course Code: C5361

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Springboard your opportunities in health and social care with this course. Our skill-engaging modules will help you develop problem-solving, interpersonal, and essential skills. With the support of work experience as part of the course, you will improve your understanding of working in the care industry and improve your employability.

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Health Professions Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0441

Course Code: C0441

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a challenging and intensive course of study which prepares you to apply for nursing, midwifery and other health-related degree courses in higher education. You will need to demonstrate experience of work roles, responsibilities and skills, and/or unpaid work including volunteering, in a health care involvement. You will study alongside adults (everyone on the […]

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Social Science Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0098

Course Code: C0098

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Access to higher education courses are designed to give mature, motivated, and academically-focused adult learners an opportunity to return to study and apply for higher education university courses. Access courses are very demanding but very rewarding; you will need lots of commitment and a positive attitude to learning new skills and gaining knowledge. The course […]

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