Part of Salford City College Group

Outline

You will study a range of units that cover all aspects across the health and social care sectors. You will study modules such as physiological disorders, working in the health sector, dealing with challenging behaviour, caring for children and young people, and caring for individuals with additional needs all of which will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and insight needed to succeed in this rapidly changing and diverse sector.

All students complete placements as part of their course to ensure they have the opportunity to experience day-to-day life in health and care roles.

Assessment:

  • Written assessments
  • Case study analysis
  • Independent research and a presentation of findings
  • Presentations to staff and students
  • Professional discussions
  • Internal and external assessments
  • Care standards assessed on placement to complete the Care Certificate 

Progression

Studying this qualifi cation can lead to a wide range of potential career options in the health sector. Many of our students progress into higher level study and past students have enjoyed successful careers in nursing, dental nursing, occupational therapy, midwifery, health visiting, radiography, physiotherapy, counselling, or as dietitians. Alternatively, you may enter a career in youth work. 

Entry Requirements

Level 1 Vocational Courses: Students are required to have grade 1s/2s at GCSE. Level 2 Vocational Courses: Students are required to have a minimum of four grade 3s at GCSE. Level 3 Vocational Courses: Students are required to have achieved a minimum of five grade 4s at GCSE, which must include either English or Maths. Additional Information: For Level 2 Vocational Courses, we will consider 2 Vocationals, ideally one to be in a related subject. For Level 3 Vocational Courses, we will consider 1 Vocational qualification in place of a GCSE as long as a grade 4 is achieved in English.

Fees

Don’t let the cost of studying put you off – most of our students study for FREE, and those who don’t qualify for funding are very often eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Eligibility depends on both the course you have chosen to study and your individual circumstances.

Apply

To add a course to your application, click 'Apply', once you have selected all your courses, click 'My Applications' top right, to continue the application process.

Select your choice below:

Academic Yr

Name

Avaialble At

Start Date

Fee

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Academic Yr

24/25

Name

Heatlth and Social Care Introductory Diploma (Vocational Studies) Level 1

Available At

Eccles Sixth Form College

Start Date

03/09/2024

Fee

£0

Academic Yr

24/25

Name

CACHE Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 2

Available At

Eccles Sixth Form College

Start Date

03/09/2024

Fee

£0

Academic Yr

24/25

Name

Health and Social Care Foundation Diploma Level 3

Available At

Eccles Sixth Form College

Start Date

03/09/2024

Fee

£0

Academic Yr

24/25

Name

Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 2

Available At

Worsley College

Start Date

03/09/2024

Fee

£0

Academic Yr

24/25

Name

Health and Social Foundation Technical Diploma Level 3

Available At

Worsley College

Start Date

03/09/2024

Fee

£0

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