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Health & Social Care

This exciting programme in Health and Human Sciences has been developed to provide you with a flexible approach to study using a variety of units within Science and Personal Development. The course is devised to encourage students to stretch and grow and the qualification provides students with the opportunity to extend their learning in preparation for their next steps in further or higher education settings.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    GCSE English grade 3 or above or Level 1 Functional Skills English or successful completion of a Level 1 qualification in a related subject. You will also be required to complete an initial English assessment that indicates you have the appropriate level of English ability for this course.

    Assessment Method

    As part of this course students will be assessed through activities that are internally set by tutors. These include role play practical demonstrations report writing group discussions essays and question/answer exercises.

    Aims of the course

    This course is designed to inspire and motivate students to consider a career in Health and Social Care and allow them to develop the skills and gain broad knowledge required to enter employment in the sector. As well as to help students progress in further or higher education develop advanced learning gain employability skills that employers seek within the industry and build their confidence and self-esteem.

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to Level 3 Access to Health and Social Care on condition you have achieved Level 2 English and maths qualification or enter employment.


    Learning will take place in classrooms.

    Career Options

    Upon successful completion this course can lead to entering employment in the Health and Social Care sector working as a care assistant.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 18 weeks
Start Date 03/02/2025
End Date 27/06/2025
Course Code 4HCEG9A0


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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 362
24+ Please Enquire
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Coronavirus update

Southwark College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students, it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

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