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This course is designed for people wanting to pursue a career in the health and social care sector, working with children, young people, adults and the elderly. The modules provide a thorough grounding in community, health and education issues as well as helping you to develop skills in social policies and modern social issues. *Subject to validation.
The validating body for this course is NCG
Please note: If you succesfully completed a level three course at LSC in 2017-18 and want to progress to an HE course then you don't need to complete a UCAS application. Use the 'Apply' button to apply direct to the College.
Aims of the course
To give students the knowledge, skills and experience they need for a fulfilling career in the health and social care sector.
- Academic Study Skills
- Equality and Diversity in Practice
- Foundations of Health & Social Care
- Life Course Approaches to Health and Social Care
- Working with Individuals, Organisations and Groups
- Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning
- Work Related Learning
- Critical Perspectives of Mental Health
- Disability and Activities of Living
- Professional Development
- Safeguarding within Health & Social Care
- Working with Children
- Young People and Families
- Work-Based Learning.
You'll learn through a dynamic mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work, reflective accounts and research, and be expected to devote approximately 12 hours per week to independent study. You will be assessed through essays, research projects, presentations and assignments.
You will be able to progress on to further study or go directly into employment as a family support worker, or a range of roles within the NHS, charitable or social care organisations.
Graduates can go on to work in a wide range of roles in the sector, including as drug and alcohol counsellors, care workers and roles within the NHS, charitable organisations (MIND, NSPCC, Age UK etc), Social Care organisations and Primary Education/Childcare. Other roles, such as social work, nursing or occupational therapy, require additional professional qualifications and further study.
To apply for this course you must be aged 18 or over on or before the 31st August 2018
- 70-80 UCAS points, preferably within the area of health and social care.
- You will be expected to have GCSEs at grade A*-C (9-4) in maths and English language, or to have demonstrated ability in maths and English in further studies (or functional skills).
- Applicants for whom English is not their first language need a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or a nationally recognised equivalent. A satisfactory DBS clearance will be required and must be obtained within the first term of enrolment.
You'll learn at our £41m state-of-the-art Southwark campus which offers an innovative learning environment and specialised facilities
Process for Application
Fees for the second year of two-year courses may be subject to change.