What will I learn?

This course is for young people aged 16-18 who want to work in a health and social care setting.

It will enable you to develop skills in caring within the health and social care sector, including communication, individual rights and individual needs, cultural diversity, anatomy and physiology and human lifespan development. Work experience forms a mandatory part of the course.

You will study the following core and mandatory units:

  • Human lifespan development
  • Health and social care values
  • Effective communication in health and social care
  • Equality and diversity in health and social care
  • Individual rights in health and social care
  • Healthy living
  • Carrying out a research project in health and social care.

Optional units may include:

  • Human body systems and care of disorders
  • Vocational experience
  • Creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care
  • Social influences on health and wellbeing
  • The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing.

Work experience is a mandatory part of your course.

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

Expected September 2021


West Thames College

London Road,



TW7 4HS, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.