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Health Social Science & Humanities

Health Social Science & Humanities

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 – you can choose from a T level or you can choose an apprenticeship 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 course books.

Anna Holland

Anna Holland

GCSE Biology - grade 9

My course teacher was beyond excellent. I could not do it without her. She was inspiring and motivating and I discovered my love for Biology studying here. I am over the moon that my hard work paid off.

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Counselling and Applied Psychology Higher National Diploma – C7926

Course Code: C7926

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 23 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is to develop you professionally to meet the demands of employers in the healthcare and social support sector, it has been designed to address an increasing need for high-quality professional and technical education. You will be provided with a clear line of sight to employment or progression to further higher education study.

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