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Did you clap for the NHS? Do you feel proud of Britain's social care services?

Enjoy a subject which will open up endless progression paths, within a range of Health and Social Care options, allowing you to pursue your interests and discover new opportunities.

Explore the diverse and complex nature of Health Promotion, Nutrition, Anatomy, and Physiology.

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Course Options

There are two Health & Social Care courses on offer:

Level 3 Health & Social Care Extended Certificate

1 A-level Equivalent

All students will study the following units:

  • Building positive relationships in Health and Social Care
  • Equality and diversity
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Health, safety and security in Health and Social Care
  • Supporting people with learning disabilities
  • Nutrition for Health

Level 3 Health & Social Care Technical Diploma
2 A-level equivalent

If you're considering Health or Care for your future career or university paths, the Technical Diploma will provide you with a greater depth and understanding of this sector.

In addition to the same units as the Extended Certificate, you'll also learn:

  • Infection Control
  • Personalised and Person-Centred Approach to Care
  • Safeguarding
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • The impact of Long-Term Physiological Conditions
  • Caring for older people
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Rachel Coles
Mary Barbosa
Felicity Gibson Watt
Alexis Scourfield

Meet Your Teachers

Our Health & Social Team is made up of passionate subject specialists.

They come from a wide range of backgrounds from across the health care and education sectors, ensuring that you learn from real-world knowledge and experience.

Helpful Videos

Take a look at these recordings from our previous Live Events.

Hear our subject specialists talk about different aspects of the courses and answering questions from other students interested in studying Health & Social Care at St Brendan's.

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Health & Social Care Student: Jess

'Health & Social Care has always been enjoyable for me and it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made, to take it as one of my courses, here at St Brendan's.

All of the modules that are covered in this subject are so interesting to learn and boost your knowledge incredibly around these areas. I particularly loved the Anatomy & Physiology unit, as it was taught through practical and theory-based learning.

This subject does require a lot of work outside of college, but the resources that are given online and support given by the teachers makes it a lot easier to manage. After this course, I am going to study Adult's Nursing at University, which this course helps significantly with.'

Jess Studied: Health & Social Care, Applied Human Biology, Sport

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Health & Social Care Student: Weni

'I studied Level 3 Health and Social Care and I really enjoyed it. I particularly loved the one-week work experience.

From this, I was completely inspired and I was able to decide on what I wanted to do after college with confidence. Teachers are extremely supportive and so passionate. I'm now going on to Staffordshire University to study Counselling Psychology.'

Weni Studied: Health & Social Care, Psychology, Sociology

What Our Students Say...

Hear from Weni and her classmates about what they studied on the course, what they particularly enjoyed and what they are planning to go on to do after studying Health & Social Care at St Brendan's.

Careers in Health & Social Care

This course in Health and Social Care qualifies for UCAS points, enabling students to study for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma in related subjects, such as education, social work and nursing. Students could also go on to relevant employment within Health and Social Care services.

Every year our dedicated Careers Teams arrange Careers Fairs and sector-specific events for students to explore all of their options. They also arrange talks from industry experts and St Brendan's Alumni.

Throughout your time at St Brendan's, the Careers Team door is always open for one-to-one appointments and advice and guidance.

Use the Pathways tool below to explore various progression routes to numerous careers through Higher Education courses and Apprenticeships.