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Health & Social Care

The programme offers a balanced group of subjects that will equip students with a wide range of skills and knowledge to enable you to progress onto higher education or further qualifications. Successful students will receive an Access Diploma issued by Open College Network (OCN) under licence from the quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. The Diploma is nationally recognised for entry to Higher Education

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

    Entry Requirements

    GCSE grade 4 and above in English language and Maths.

    Assessment Method

    Written Assignments Projects Workshops Oral presentations and Internal exams

    Aims of the course

    This access course is designed to enable you to obtain the entry qualifications to apply for a place to train as a social worker/ nurse/midwife/ allied profession. This is achieved by allowing you to study across a range of relevant subjects which have been carefully selected to give you good foundation in academic vocational and practical skills.

    Progression Opportunities

    Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Nursing. These may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Adult Nursing Child Nursing Mental Health Nursing Learning Disability Nursing* Foundation degree in health and social care


    • Lessons Question and Answer sessions (these lessons may take place online should it be required) Worksheets and written assignments often in the form of case studies these may take the form of online resources Written essays and reportsPlease note that at least one unit will be assessed by formal examination taken under timed conditions.

    Career Options

    Those who have completed the relevant diploma successfully may choose to apply for:Degree in Nursing/ social work / public health or Allied profession.Various non-health degree courses (e.g. Sociology).Employment in a range of care settings.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 04/09/2023
End Date 28/06/2024
Course Code 3HCEC9A0


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

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 3,384
24+ £3,384
International £9,000
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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:


This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk: