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.

Lauren Cowie

Lauren Cowie

BTEC Business and Marketing, A-level Sociology

"I’m now a Junior Project Manager at a technology company in Central London. Leicester College helped me to see that there are qualifications aside from A-Levels which are valuable and worthwhile. I believe the knowledge I gained was helpful in my degree choice and career."

Read More

Leicester College Community Allotment – C1988

Course Code: C1988

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Mar 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    4.5 hours per week
  • Duration 17 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables. A rare opportunity to experience having your own allotment but with the support of a tutor and without the commitment of ownership.

View Course

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.

View Course

Health and Social Care Extended Certificate level 2 – C5347

Course Code: C5347

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

With our broad and engaging curriculum, this course will strengthen your practical and investigative skills through studying a variety of modules. You will have access to our mock hospital to complete your coursework and industry-expert teaching to support your career pathway into the health and social care industry.

View Course

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 […]

View Course

Common Health Conditions Certificate level 2 – C4343

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 […]

View Course

Counselling Skills TQUK Certificate Level 2 – C6693

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.

View Course

Counselling Skills TQUK Certificate Level 2 – C6693

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.

View Course

Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings NCFE Certificate level 2 – C5554

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.

View Course

Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings NCFE Certificate level 2 – C5554

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.

View Course

Not what you were looking for?

Back to Subject Areas View Course Guides Contact us