Health and social care

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.

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Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C5191

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a full-time course offering you a broad understanding, knowledge of, and skills base in the health and social care sector. The course is designed to incorporate a thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and work-ready skills such as teamwork and good communication combined with experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines. […]

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Health and Social Care BTEC National Foundation Diploma Level 3

Course Code: C4623

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This is a one year course which provides high quality preparation for progression on to either an apprenticeship or the level 3 extended diploma in health and social care top up in the next academic year. This qualification is equivalent to 1.5 A levels and could also be combined with other level 3 study or […]

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Health and Social Care Extended Certificate level 2

Course Code: C5347

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course combines the BTEC level 2 extended certificate in health and social care with GCSE’s in English and maths. You will explore a broad and engaging curriculum that will provide you with practical and investigative skills to encourage your wider knowledge in the health and social care sector. The qualification is particularly suited to […]

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Care Sector Based Work Academy level 1

Course Code: C6957

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    30 hours per week
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This is a four week programme for you if you are 19+ who and interested in working in the expanding job market of the adult social care sector or related sectors. The programme includes a wide range of learning opportunities that support you by achieving nationally recognised qualifications including Health Safety, Equality Diversity as well […]

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Common Health Conditions Certificate level 2

Course Code: C4343

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    10 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

This distance learning course is ideal for anyone aged 19 and over already working in, or intending to work in, the healthcare sector. It is also suitable for anyone who wishes to further understand a variety of common health conditions they may encounter among people in their care. Carrying out this course demonstrates a willingness […]

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Counselling Skills TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C6693

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    9 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

Are you interested in a career in counselling? This course could be a great starting point for you as it introduces you to key counselling skills and gives you some understanding of what is required to become a counsellor.

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Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings NCFE Certificate level 2

Course Code: C5554

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    10 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

Are you looking to start or enhance your career in the health and social care sector? This course is perfect for you. Fit your study around existing commitments and learn at your own pace while expanding your knowledge of customer service, communication and understanding specific needs. Free for people who are 19 and over.

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Healthy Lifestyles and Wellbeing

Course Code: C6496

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks

Learn how your physical health is linked to your mental well-being. On this course you will learn exercises to do at home and discover dietary tips. On completion you may wish to enroll again or it might inspire you to look into enrolling onto one of our full time courses

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Introducing Caring for Children and Young People TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C6697

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    10 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

This course will introduce you to childcare and explores the many factors that influence a child's development and wellbeing. Study this course around your existing commitments and gain a qualification to help start your career in childcare.

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