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.

Rachel Tribe

Rachel Tribe

Entry to Work in Caring Professions

My aim is to become a mental health nurse. The course has given me so much confidence to pursue my career path.

The knowledge and support have helped me reach the Skills Show 2016 final and compete against others in my profession.

Health and Social Care BTEC National Foundation Diploma Level 3

Course Code: C4623

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • 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 02 Sep 2019
  • 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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Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C5191

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • 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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Awareness of Mental Health Problems Certificate level 2

Course Code: C4348

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    12.5 hours per week
  • Duration 12 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

This distance learning course is for people aged 19 and over and gives you the flexibility to study without attending college. The qualification is ideal for those who just want to better understand mental health issues or for those working within the sector looking to learn more. This is our most popular distance learning course […]

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Care Planning Certificate level 2

Course Code: C4633

Key Information

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

This distance learning course is for people aged 19 and over and is designed to give learners the knowledge required to record in and follow person-centred care plans, achieving the best possible outcomes for individuals. Learners should already be working within the care sector and have experience of accessing and recording in individuals care plans. […]

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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 Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6302

Key Information

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

A great course to do if you are looking to progress your personal development and increase your understanding of counselling skills theories. This is a knowledge-based course, is for people aged 19 and over, with a small practical exercise to complete. For this element you will have to upload a video of yourself conducting a […]

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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

This is a funded online course with textbook learning materials provided. This qualification focusses on key counselling skills and gives learners an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to become a counsellor. This qualification could be the first step towards a new career or be used to enhance supervision and support skills. […]

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Counselling Skills TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C6693

Key Information

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

This is a funded online course with textbook learning materials provided. This qualification focusses on key counselling skills and gives learners an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to become a counsellor. This qualification could be the first step towards a new career or be used to enhance supervision and support skills. […]

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