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Health & Social Care

This course will further your knowledge in health and social care, through a variety of topics, including equal opportunities and clients' health and safety. There are two exam Units Anatomy and Physiology and Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care. As a student on this programme, you will benefit from a work placement component to consolidate your knowledge, and you will also further develop your English and Mathematics skills.

You will also be required to undertake a Mandatory work placement as part of your course. Work placements are ideally located in the Lewisham area, or if you prefer, you can source your own placement near to where you live (pending agreement from your Tutor that it meets the requirements of the course). Please note that work placement MUST be in a setting with Adults.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    Successful completion of the BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care. GCSE English at grade 4 or higher (Grade C).

    Assessment Method

    Two External Assessments (Exams) and Internal Assessments.

    Aims of the course

    This course aims to develop and expand your learning from the Foundation Diploma and to help you to explore and develop your professional practice through your work placement. You will explore the human body in more detail through the Anatomy and Physiology Unit, as well as develop your research knowledge and skills (an essential skills for University) from the Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care Unit. The course aims to equip learners with greater knowledge, skills and experience in the health and social care sector in order to prepare them for Higher Education and/or employment.

    Progression Opportunities

    Learners completing this qualification will be eligible to apply for Higher Education courses (so long as they have achieved other entry criteria for their chosen course).

    The majority of our learners progress into University to study: Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Early Years, Psychology, Criminology and Teaching.
    Support will be given to apply through the UCAS system.


    The course is taught in a variety of ways, including workshops, seminars, lectures, guest speakers, visits, group work and presentations. Learners will have access to the College's online systems and facilities including Google resources, Google Classroom and EMe to use both on and off site.

    Career Options

    You can also use this qualification for progression within your chosen profession (higher level professional responsibility within some settings), or to aid and support job applications in relevant health and social care settings.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 07/09/2020
End Date 02/07/2021


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,698 p/year
24+ £3,698 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

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Saikou Sanyang

Saikou Sanyang

We had a great bond as a class, and our course tutor was always willing to go the extra mile to support learners. I feel that I have really grown both personally and professionally.

Serifat Kareem

Serifat Kareem

Coming to Lewisham College gave me time to truly think about what I wanted to do as an undergraduate student, it really helped my decision to study for a Master’s afterwards – particularly the 'Professional Development' module.

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