Health, Public Services and Care

The Health and Social Care Programme Area offers courses in health and social care and in childcare and education at level 2 and level 3. The level 2 programme is equivalent to three GCSEs and the full- time level 3 programmes carry a maximum UCAS tariff of 168 points, equivalent to 3 A Levels at Grade A*.  For the first time this year, we are offering an evening level 3 course in health and social care.We also offer a full degree in health and social care studies in partnership with the University of Chester.

The staff team is made up of vocational experts from a number of disciplines including care, nursing and experienced Early Years practitioners. Student success rates are well above national averages and, as well as gaining direct employment in the sector, our students have left for university to pursue careers in nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy and many other related disciplines.  This year, three of our degree students have been accepted on to a Master’s level programme in UK universities.

Substantial work placements are an integral feature of our courses and every year our provision is highlighted for its quality by our awarding bodies.

Available courses

Full Time

  • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care (NQF)
    ENTRY: 4 x grade D GCSEs
    DURATION: 1 year
    VENUE: UCM
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
    ENTRY: 5 x grade C GCSEs
    DURATION: 2 years
    VENUE: UCM
  • Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator)
    ENTRY: 4 x grade C GCSEs
    DURATION: 2 years
    VENUE: UCM

Part Time

  • BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care
    ENTRY: Level 2 or appropriate experience
    DURATION: 1 year
    VENUE: UCM

Full or Part Time

  • Foundation Degree in Health and Society & Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Public Health
    ENTRY: Level 3 or relevant experience
    DURATION: 2 years
    VENUE: Elmwood House

Leisure & Recreation

  • Essential First Aid for Adults
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: RGS, UCM QEII
  • Essential First Aid - All Ages
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Being a Successful Vegan/Vegetarian
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Dementia Friends Workshop
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: QEII, CRHS, UCM
  • Eating for Health
    DURATION: 6 weeks
    VENUE: RGS
  • Eating Well for Disease Prevention and Ageing Well
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Food and the Mood Connection
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Healthy Eating: All you need to know to eat well, live well and stay well
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • How to be Happy
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Listening to Others
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Losing Weight Effectively - The Healthy Way
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Lovely Lunch Box Ideas: For Children and Adults
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • Mindfulness in the Workplace
    DURATION: 2 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World
    DURATION: 8 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Nutrition and Gut Connection: Promoting Good Digestive Health
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: SNLS
  • The Big Compassion Workshop
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • The Complete Weight Loss Programme
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Working Mindfully with Pain, Discomfort & Difficult Emotions
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM