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Health & Social Care

You will receive a Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

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

    Entry Requirements

    Completion of the Level 1 Health and Social Care course or Initial assessment completion at level 2. An interview will also be carried out to check suitability.

    Assessment Method

    Portfolio of evidence that will include assignment reflectiove logs and presentations

    Aims of the course

    This qualification provides foundational knowledge for learners who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. It is accessible to learners who may want to understand more about working in health and social care. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.

    Progression Opportunities

    This course allows progress to the next level of study: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care. Acees to Nursing (Applicants will need to meet the required entry requirements for English and maths).* Level 2 childcare OR Level 3 childcare ( Applicants will need to meet the required entry requirements for English and maths).


    Career Options

    Senior care workersCare workers and home carersWelfare and housing associate professionals.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 18 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 27/01/2023
Course Code 3HCAZ9A0


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

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 362 p/year
24+ Please Enquire
International £2,160 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

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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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