With this course, you will have an exciting opportunity to undertake a work placement to gain first-hand insight and experience of working in such an exciting industry.

Alongside this, you will explore everything from anatomy, physiology, dementia, nutrition and healthcare practice to social psychology, mental health and alcohol awareness.

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

The course will start in September and will take one year 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:

  • Healthcare practice
  • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
  • Understanding dementia
  • The sociology of health
  • Nutrition
  • Social psychology
  • Equality and diversity
  • Understanding mental health

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through written assignments, reports, presentations and leaflets or guides for workers in the sector.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and/or maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

You will also need a clear DBS to gain entry to this course. More information will be provided upon receipt of your application.*

*A DBS costs £40 and can be claimed back once you have successfully completed this course

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2024), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated financial support page.

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

Once you have completed this course, you may choose to progress into employment and begin your career as a Health Care Assistant, Support Worker or a Personal Care Assistant.

Alternatively, you could advance your skills and knowledge by continuing on to the level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care or the level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care.

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: Jackie Donlan