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Health & Social Care

This study programme is a two-year course and is equivalent to three A Levels. It consists of seven mandatory units and four optional units, the content of which has been designed to ensure it supports students with a keen interest in working within either a health and social care field or within the Psychology sector. It has been designed to support learners progression to higher education & employment.

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

    Entry Requirements

    Four GSCEs (any subjects at grade 4 or above) as well as English and maths at grade 4 or above. This programme is delivered with a national foundation diploma certificate in health and social care and cannot be combined with A levels

    Assessment Method

    External and Internal Assessments

    Aims of the course

    This course aims to motivate learners who are considering a career within Psychology/Health and Social Care, or a related sector. This is done by providing learners with knowledge and understanding of different Psychology and health and social care approaches & research methodology. Learners will also be expected to use a synoptic approach when undertaking their internal assessments which will develop skills of investigation, problem-solving, analysis and creative development. Learners will learn key studies and theories within Psychology and health and social care and will be required to demonstrate their knowledge through application to real life scenarios as well as case studies.

    Progression Opportunities

    Higher education to study Psychology, Social Sciences, Criminology. Occupational Health, Child Psychology, Sport Psychology, Counselling


    Facilities students will come into contact with and how the course will be delivered e.g. workshops, lessons, out of classroom, on set etc. Classrooms, Computer rooms, Work placements, external visits and external speakers.

    Career Options

    Career options on completion Teacher, Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Human Resources, Marketing, Armed Forces, Paramedic, Social worker

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 £ 2,225 p/year
24+ £2,225 p/year
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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.

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.

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