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Health & Social Care

This one year intensive course is aimed at enabling mature students (19+) to progress to a degree programme in nursing or a related subject at university. To achieve this, you must have 60 credits, of which 45 are from level 3 units. (The remaining 15 can be from level 2 units.)

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 19 or over. You need GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C, plus a substantial Level 2 qualification in a related subject at merit grade. Students will be expected to carry out preparatory reading before each lesson and also complete homework.

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    Assessment Method

    Assignment tasks, time constrained exams, class work, group work, discussions, timed exams presentations and essays.

    Aims of the course

    To prepare you for study on a health related Bachelor's degree programme such as adult nursing, social work or midwifery, providing modules that widen your knowledge and experience of health and social care.

    Progression Opportunities

    You may choose to study a degree or foundation degree, or pursue further study on another health-related programme. The majority of universities require students to have a GCSE (graded A* to C) or equivalent in maths and English, in addition to a level 3 qualification. They may also require a certain grade profile for the access course.

    Facilities

    Classrooms, learning resource centre and practical laboratories.

    Career Options

    District nurse or district nursing team member, general staff nurse, child nurse, learning disabilities nurse or mental health nurse.

    What can I earn in the health and social care industry? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you study for a vocational qualification in health and social care, you'll be starting on a career path with lots of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example: Care workers start on around £13,000 a year and can earn £17,000 with 3-5 years' experience Social workers start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £39,000 with 3-5 years' experience Nurses start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £31,000 with 3-5 years' experience

    If you're interested in a career in the health and social care industry, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our tiered qualifications are industry-accepted and government-recognised, and many include valuable work experience, giving you the confidence and skills you need to succeed in this sector. To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/health-and-social-care or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,384 p/year
24+ £3,384 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Nurses

£56,000

Veterinary nurses

£25,000

Dental nurses

£21,000

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