This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This advanced course, supported by NHS Trusts, Whiston Hospital and the Northwest Ambulance Service, combines work placements in settings such as specialist units, outpatient wards and care homes, with the theory in the classroom.

If you are interested in a career within an allied health profession, this course could form part of a Cadetship.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts in September and will take two years to complete.

This course will take place at our Main Campus, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 3SD.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover:

  • Promoting public health
  • Health psychology
  • Human lifespan development
  • Working in health and social care
  • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
  • Enquiries into current research in health and social care
  • Meeting individual care and support needs
  • Work experience in health and social care
  • Principles of safe practice in health and social care
  • Sociological perspectives
  • Psychological perspectives
  • Physiological disorders and their care
  • Caring for individuals with dementia

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through various methods including externally marked assignments, examinations, case studies, presentations, reflective diaries, group displays, and video and campaign work.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £7,395. You may be eligible for funding depending on your personal circumstances and subject to a fee assessment during the enrolment process. For further details, please visit our financial support pages.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees. An Advanced Learner Loan enables you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility is not dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments do not start until you have finished your course and earn over £25,000 per year. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please visit our dedicated pages.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

On this course, you could accrue up to 168 UCAS Tariff Points to take you on to university.

Many students have chosen careers within the health care sector as a Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurse, Social Worker, Midwife, Environmental Health Officer and health education and management professions to name a few.

Are you ready to apply?

Simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Kate Spencer