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|
Health and Social Care Level 2 (A30078-A1A)
What do I need to join?
3 GCSEs at grade A*-D Please add equivalents in numbers OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS maths or English GCSE at grade D/3 or higher. Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.
All students aged 16 -19 are required to study Functional English and maths qualifications or GCSE maths and English if not already awarded a grade C/4 or higher in these subjects. If you have a grade D/3 at GCSE you will study maths and/or English GCSE. Students with a grade lower than E/2 will work towards GCSE through the study of maths and English Functional Skills. Students aged 19+ are strongly encouraged to take relevant maths and English qualifications to support progression into further or higher education, training or employment.
This is an interesting and challenging one year full time course which is designed for students wishing to gain employment in the health and social care sector, or progress to study at Level 3. The course is a mixture of academic study and vocational experience.
Who is this course for?
The course is suitable for school leavers who wish to study in detail various aspects of health and social care. The course enables students to gain wide knowledge and experience of the many aspects of health and social care, and to become familiar with the role of the professional within the sector.
Course Information Sheet