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?

You will need:

• To be 18 years of age or above

• To complete a satisfactory initial assessment in literacy skills

• To be working towards or to have completed the Care Certificate

• To have a work placement in Health & Social Care

General Information

This qualification aims to give the learner a taster of the level of work required when completing the NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care. On completion of this course the learner will be awarded 46 credits that can be used when completing the full NVQ and a certificate of completion.

Who is this course for?

An adult care worker’s role in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Adult care workers need to have the right values and behaviours, developing competences and skills to provide high-quality compassionate care and support. They are the frontline staff who help individuals with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives, which is at the heart of person-centred care. Job roles are varied and determined by, and relevant to, the type of service being provided and the person supported. Adult care workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.

Personal assistants do the same job as an adult care worker and work directly for one individual, usually within their own home.

Contact Details

Joy Hayman - 01524 521338

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

Robyn James

May 10, 2017

Course taken: HND Level 4 in Health & Social Care

Chloe Greenhow

November 29, 2016

Course taken: Health & Social Care Level 3

Jessica Parkinson

October 25, 2016

Course taken: Health & Social Care Level 3

Claire Pearson

May 26, 2016

Course taken: HNC in Health and Social Care
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