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Health and Social Care

This rewarding profession covers all aspects of health and social care and prepares you for a career in this most valuable industry. With the NHS being one of the largest employers in the UK our courses will prepare you for careers in allied health or social care settings. Many people get great satisfaction from helping others and knowing they have made a difference to their lives. You will not only focus on learning the underpinning theory for your course but will also have the opportunity to put this into practice through work experience and work placements.

Find a course

Select a course type that suits you.
Access to Higher Education Nursing Diploma Level 2 Allergy Awareness Certificate Level 2 Awareness of Mental Health Problems Certificate Level 2 Care Diploma Level 2 Caring for the Elderly Certificate Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Common Illnesses Affecting Children Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care Level 2 Common Health Conditions Certificate Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate Level 2 Equality and Diversity Certificate Level 2 Falls Prevention Awareness Certificate Level 2 Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Certificate Level 2 Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings Certificate Level 2 Principles of Dementia Care Certificate Level 2 Principles of End of Life Care Certificate Level 2 Self Harm & Suicide Awareness & Prevention Certificate Level 2 TQUK Award in Prevention & Control of Infection Level 2 TQUK Certificate in Principles of Care Planning Level 2 Understanding Cancer Support Certificate Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health Certificate Level 2 Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Social Care Certificate Level 2 Understanding Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace Certificate Level 2 Understanding Nutrition and Health Certificate Level 2 Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes Certificate Level 3 Adult Care Diploma Level 3 Certificate in Principles in End of Life Care Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care Level 3 Healthcare Support Diploma Level 3 Principles in Understanding Autism Certificate Level 3 Understanding Mental Health Certificate Level 3 Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes Certificate Level 4 Adult Care NCFE CACHE Diploma Level 5 Leadership and Management for Adult Care Diploma

Career Opportunities

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Social Work
  • Mental Health
  • Paramedic
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Elderly Care


Industry Links and Trips

  • Placements are undertaken in care homes, day care centres
  • We organise guest speakers which could include consultant psychiatrists and care agencies
  • Trips to the Florence Nightingale Museum and Victorian Operating Theatre in London
  • Trip to attend the annual Health, Social Care and Childcare Conference in Paris
  • Marwell Zoo to look at Health and Safety risk assessment
  • Itchen Valley Country Park for team building

University Destinations

BCoT health and social care students progressed to a number of universities including:

Bournemouth University, Children and Young People’s Nursing; Paramedic Science

De Montfort University, Health Studies

Middlesex University, Adult Nursing

Oxford Brookes University, Adult Nursing

University of Bedfordshire, Health and Social Care

University of Brighton, Midwifery

University of Leeds, Adult Nursing

University of Reading, Pharmacy with Foundation

University of Southampton, Adult Nursing

University of Surrey, Nursing Studies

University of West London, Adult Nursing

University of Winchester, Health, Community and Social Care Studies; Education Studies

The lecturers are really encouraging and supportive and they push you to do your best.”
Jess Sargeant
2023 Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 8TN.
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