Health and Social Care

Student Quote

"I am enjoying gaining knowledge of the wider community and learning the skills that I need to be able to go out on placement and for me to be able to help people in my area”

“The staff in the department are fully supportive and will always go the extra mile to help you”

Exam Board

  • Edexcel

Entry Requirements

  • Grade C in English and Maths
  • A clean Criminal Records check


  • Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Unit 3: Health, safety and security in health and social care settings
  • Unit 4: Development across the life stages
  • Unit 5: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 6: Personal and Professional Development
  • Unit 7: Sociological Perspectives
  • Unit 8: Psychological Perspectives
  • Unit 12: Public Health
  • Unit 19: Applied Sociological Perspectives
  • Unit 22: Research Methodology for Health and Social Care
  • Unit 23: Complementary Therapies in Health and Social Care
  • 100 hour’s work placement experience at a minimum of 2 different placements


  • All assignments are internally set and assessed. There is also an external moderator each year.

Progression routes from this course

Many students who have studied this course have gone to higher education to study teaching, nursing, midwifery and some students have studied sociology, criminology and psychology.  There are also students who have gone straight into work at local nurseries, care homes, day care centres for adults with learning disabilities and administration in hospitals.