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Health and Social Care

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.
Adult Care - Level 3 BTEC Diploma Awareness of Mental Health Problems - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Behaviour that Challenges in Children - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Care - Level 2 BTEC Diploma Common Health Conditions - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Equality and Diversity - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Falls Prevention Awareness - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Health Care Support Services - Level 2 Edexcel Certificate (Distance Learning) Healthcare Support - Level 3 BTEC Diploma Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 TQUK Certificate (Distance Learning) Level 4 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Adult Care Level 5 BTEC Diploma in Leadership & Management for Adult Care Principles of Care Planning - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Principles of Dementia Care - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Principles of End of Life Care - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Self Harm & Suicide Awareness & Prevention - Level 2 Certificate Understanding Common Illnesses Affecting Children - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Social Care - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Understanding Nutrition and Health - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning) Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning)

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 course is run in a really nice way, and everyone in the class really gets along.
Jessica Tibby
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Fiona Dicks

Course Director for Health and Social Care
I enjoy seeing students progress and interacting with them to prepare them for industry.
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