What you will learn

This course is perfect for anyone considering a career in the Health care sector or in the Young people’s sector, covering birth to end of life and is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to work in the Health Social Care sector. You will also study the Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions

Post 16 students who are on a reduced study programme, and who haven’t already achieved grade 4/C or above in maths and English can opt to study Functional  Skills alongside their course as well as a days work experience.

Students are encouraged to study maths and/or English as part of their programme in each academic year if they are aged 16 to 18 or 19 to 25 with an education, health and care (EHC) plan and do not hold a GCSE grade 9 to 4 or equivalent qualification in these subjects.

This course is Ideal if

You have little or no experience, you will learn about a variety of aspects in Health Care and is a great way to see if this industry is for you and gain the knowledge necessary to work in the sector.

What next

This qualification will help you to go directly into paid employment and support you to find volunteer placements, it provides a great starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for you and provides an introduction into the sector. You could also go on to complete an apprenticeship or higher level qualification.

Attendance days

Every Tuesday for 6 months

This programme starts at different point through out the year

Salary and Career expectations

The UK average salary for a Care Worker is £33,258. You could care for vulnerable adults within their own homes, day care centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings. With further training you could work in children’s residential homes.

No formal qualification are required, everyone is welcome.
There are no entry requirements, if you have experience or previous knowledge that will support your application please remember to tell us.

Fees and Funding information

Please feel free to call regarding any queries about funding on 01752 202266.

Apply here 16-18

19+ enquiry

If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the Admissions team on 01752 202269.