Health & Social Care
Choosing to study in the Health and Social Care department at Lancaster & Morecambe College will give you access to exciting programmes of study across all levels, taught by well qualified tutors with industry experience. Progression through the qualifications levels is encouraged and supported. You will undertake work experience as part of your course, in a variety of settings, where you can apply what you have learnt in the classroom to practical experiences. The Health and Social Care sector is one of the largest employers in the local area so the courses can lead to fantastic job opportunities. If you choose the Apprenticeship route, you will have access to an experienced and knowledgeable assessor throughout the work-based qualification.
Caroline Openshaw, Head of Health & Social Care
“College is great. The tutors are understanding and their teaching methods are creative and adapted to the student’s needs, which really benefitted me and the others in my class. The College has not only helped me grow academically but as a person too.”
Rebecca Cousin, Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous students have gone on to study a variety of courses at degree level including mental health, adult and children’s nursing, as well as psychology and radiology degrees. University destinations have included Leeds University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Liverpool John Moores, UCLan and the University of Cumbria. Students can also progress onto a Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Health and Social Care here at Lancaster & Morecambe College. Employment opportunities include care assistant or care manager in residential and domiciliary care, as well as youth and community work and clinical support worker.
Your future career could be..
|Care Assistant||£15,000 - £20,000|
|Radiographer||£21,000 - £68,000|
|Nurse||£22,000 - £48,000|
|Midwife||£22,000 - £48,000|
|Social Worker||£24,000 - £40,000|
|Health Visitor||£26,250 - £41,000|
Paramedic Practice Level 3 (A33901-A1A)
What do I need to join?
3 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 PLUS grade C/4 or higher in both Maths and English. GCSE grade C in Science is also essential.
Applicants must be able to display suitable practical skills to demonstrate they can communicate and interact with people, be able to demonstrate commitment to study through reports from school and must enjoy working with people.
A place on this course is also conditional on receiving a satisfactory DBS check.
This programme of study is designed for anyone aspiring to be a paramedic or emergency care professional. The course is Health and Social Care based leading to a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (Health Studies) after two years of study.
Course is currently awaiting approval to run.
Who is this course for?
The course is suitable for school leavers who would like a career in health and social care or emergency care.
Fran Ayres or Caroline Openshaw, Ext 542
For information, advice and guidance or to apply, please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521237 or 0800 306 306
Course Information Sheet