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Health and Social Care Training Courses

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.

Khadija Dookanwala

Khadija Dookanwala

Diploma in Art and Design

I decided to enrol on the Art and Design course in order to help me decide which route to take within my chosen subject.
I have gained so many new skills during my time at Leicester College including 3D printing. I am hoping to go on to study textiles at university.

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

Course Code: C4623

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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 Professions Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0441

Course Code: C0441

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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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Alcohol and Drug Awareness Award level 1 – C5355

Course Code: C5355

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration Various
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Raise your awareness and understand of the types of drugs available, the impact of both drugs and alcohol on users and others, what happens when users stop using, and agencies that can help and support those abusing drugs and alcohol. This information may be relevant to a wide range of sectors.

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Healthy Lifestyles and Wellbeing – C6496

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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Healthy Lifestyles and Wellbeing – C6496

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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Introduction to Adult Social Care Sector Award level 1 – C0875

Course Code: C0875

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Do you wish to improve your care skills? Adult social care is a valuable, rewarding and challenging sector. This classroom based, one day, nationally recognised level 1 course investigates different working and social settings and how individuals with different needs can have an extended quality of life through positive environments.

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Introduction to Adult Social Care Sector Award level 1 – C0875

Course Code: C0875

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Do you wish to improve your care skills? Adult social care is a valuable, rewarding and challenging sector. This classroom based, one day, nationally recognised level 1 course investigates different working and social settings and how individuals with different needs can have an extended quality of life through positive environments.

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Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Award level 1 – C0876

Course Code: C0876

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Over 695,000 people in the UK may have autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Working with individuals on the autistic spectrum is incredibly rewarding and is a growing sector. This nationally recognised classroom based course is designed to give you an understanding of how Autism can be displayed and how you can assist individuals with ASD.

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Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Award level 1 – C0876

Course Code: C0876

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Over 695,000 people in the UK may have autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Working with individuals on the autistic spectrum is incredibly rewarding and is a growing sector. This nationally recognised classroom based course is designed to give you an understanding of how Autism can be displayed and how you can assist individuals with ASD.

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