Health & Social CareHealth & Social Care at LMC

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

LMC works with 70 local employers to offer students practical experience in the workplace.

Where does it lead?

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.

“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

Apprenticeships logoOnce you have gained employment you could start this programme at any time of the year.

What do I need to join?

5 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including English and Maths OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS English or maths at grade D/3 or higher.
Relevant work experience will also be considered
Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

General Information

An apprenticeship in a genuine job, with training, meaning apprentices learn and gain skills and professional competencies in their chosen career, whilst receiving a wage.

Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focussed and know which career path they want to follow. They offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time study.

This programme is aimed at people who are employed, or are seeking employment. You will need to be 16 years of age or over. Apprenticeships are available at level 2 and level 3.

From April 2018, the apprenticeship minimum wage is £3.70 per hour. For further information on salaries, visit gov.uk and search ‘apprenticeships'.

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For information, advice and guidance, or to apply, please phone Student Services on 01524 521237 or 0800 306 306.


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