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Health & Social Care

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This is a study programme which enables you to develop knowledge and skills for the Health and Social Care sector. You will learn by completing assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations.

Course details

This Diploma course is equivalent to four GCSEs (grade A* - C or grade 4 or above). Both are accredited at level 2 in the National Qualification Framework. Work placement for this qualification is a compulsory part of this course. All students will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosing and Barring Service check (DBS), certain convictions will prevent potential students completing essential parts of the course. This course will provide you with a detailed knowledge of the Health and Social Care sector. You will complete units including:

  • Communication in Health and Social Care.
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Social Care.
  • Individual needs in Health and Social Care.
  • Entry guidelines
  • This is a Study Programme for 16-18 year old students. Adults will be redirected to the Pre Access Health course.
  • 3 GCSEs minimum grade 3/D including maths and English or a relevant Level 1 qualification.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
  • Assessment Method

    This course is assessed by assignments and course work.

    Additional Information


    Are you aged 16-18?
    Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

    • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
    • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
    • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths
    • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

    Where can I progress to?

    Progression from this programme could include:

  • Level 3 qualifications, apprenticeships or employment.
  • Explore potential careers via Career Coach — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

    You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

    When does this course run?

    • Starts 06th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Jun 2018 Ref J023J001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £1075.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Wednesday 09:00 — 11:00 12 Quays
      Thursday 09:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
      Friday 11:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
    • Starts 05th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref J023K001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £1075.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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