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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 17 months
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 28/06/2024
Course Code 3HCBS9S0


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
International £9,000 p/year

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"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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