Health and Social Care

Are you kind considerate and compassionate? Helping people to cope with their lives is very gratifying and provides an invaluable service for them. Our objective is not only to equip you with skills and knowledge, but to give you the understanding and experience that you need to develop a worthwhile career in this field.

What’s happening in the industry?

The Health and Social care sector is growing as people are living longer and have more complex needs: Over 53,000 people are employed in this sector in Leicestershire alone.

There is currently a skills shortage in this sector with a need for more care and social workers. As the adult social care workforce must grow by 80% by 2025 due to the anticipated demand, there will be opportunities across the country to break into this incredibly important sector.


Health & Social Care Diploma Level 2 - Full Time

This is predominantly a coursework-based qualification with two written exams. The units cover basic health and social care topics to prepare you for a career in a wide range of Health and Social Care settings.

Health & Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3 - Full Time

This two year course provides a thorough background for employment, training and education in a wide range of Health and Social Care professions, such as Nursing, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Social Worker, Midwifery, Primary Education, Counsellor or Care Home. It places an emphasis on the vocational aspects. Work experience, visits and vocationally qualified staff combine to provide an interesting but challenging programme. There is 125 hours per year of work placement included in this course. Students have the opportunity to arrange trips such as Demontfort University (midwifery presentations), as well as a range of guest speakers e.g. Loros, Canine Partners, Body Image and FGM.

Health & Social Care Pathways

“I loved my Health and Social Care course. My tutor helped me achieve the highest grades I could and supported me throughout the year.”