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Health & Social Care

This course will further your knowledge in health and social care, through a variety of topics, including nutritional health, psychology as well as equality and diversity in the workplace. There are four external assessments to be undertaken over the two years. You will be required to undertake a mandatory work placement as part of your course consisting of 100 hours each year. 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 relevant to the health and social care sector. The work placement component will consolidate your vocational knowledge.

Entry Requirements

Four GSCEs (any subjects) and grade 4 and above in English and Maths or equivalent.

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    Assessment Method

    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 life stages, identify professionals who work within the health and social care sector. As well as looking at the human body in more detail through the Anatomy and Physiology Unit, and develop your research knowledge and skills from the Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care Unit. The course aims to equip you with greater knowledge, skills and experience in the health and social care sector in order to prepare you for Higher Education and/or employment.

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon completion of this qualification you will be eligible to apply for Higher Education courses (so long as you have achieved the other entry criteria for your chosen course).

    Past learners have progressed to employment and/or to University to study: Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Early Years, Psychology, Criminology and Teaching.


    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 2 years
Start Date 09/09/2019
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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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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