Health and Social Care


Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £2,882 p/ year
24+ £2,882 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


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This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care
  • Daily living needs
  • Health and social care procedures * supporting individuals with dementia
  • Promoting mental health and well-being.

At least 35 of these credits must be at Level 3 or above.

Aims of the course

All those who wish to work or are working in a lead adult care worker role with adults in health and social care settings

Unit Breakdown

The qualification contains both mandatory and optional units allowing you to tailor the qualification to meet your needs, interests, preferred progression paths and the context of your job role.

You must achieve 9 mandatory units (28 credits) and 30 credits from the optional units to achieve a minimum of 58

Assessment Method

The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Progression Opportunities

Learners can progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care. Learners may also progress onto qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

Career Options

Career options on completion Learners can progress into employment in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings within job roles such as: *

  • Senior Care Support Worker
  • Lead Personal Assistant.

Entry Requirements

Completion of a level 2 diploma in health and social care Advanced DBS Paid or voluntary related work placement Good Writing skills


The majority of lessons will take place in a classroom with access to lab tops. In addition, students will use ICT labs to develop research skills and proficiency in relevant computer software.

Process for Application

Standard College application

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Lewisham Southwark College, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UT

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