HealthHealth & 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



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.

General Information

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.

Contact Details

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

Download it here


Department News

Professionals share their experiences during Industry Week.

February 07, 2019

Charlotte Ayres, a qualified Assistant Psychologist and Care Co-ordinator met with a range of studen

Students Deliver Sessions in the Community

January 16, 2019

As part of their course a group of Family Care Skills students visited Lancaster District Day Servic

Twenty Five New Dementia Friends at LMC

May 04, 2018

Health & Social Care students from LMC have been visited by volunteers from the charity, Dementia Fr

Local Students Enjoy Ongoing Tasters

April 18, 2018

We have recently finished our After School Taster Sessions, which opened the College campus to Year

Student Profiles

Sarah Croasdale

May 22, 2019

Course taken: Health & Social Care Level 3

Olivia Rowlands

May 22, 2019

Courses taken: Health & Social Care Level 3 & The NHS Cadet Course
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