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Health and Social Care

Studying Health and Social Care at Weston College

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Our Health and Social Care courses are perfect for enthusiastic young minds, keen to achieve greatness by progressing to university or into employment within a rewarding and fulfilling industry focused on helping other people and the community.

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We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are levering our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.

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Level 1

Health and Social Care, Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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This Level 1 Health and Social Care programme will give you a broad understanding of the industry and help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to work with vulnerable people. When you’ve built the confidence you need, you will get the opportunity to get some work experience and demonstrate your skills in a ‘real-life’ setting. ...

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Level 2

Health and Social Care: Social Care Pathway, BTEC Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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This Level 2 Health and Social Care programme (Social Pathway) will give you the knowledge and experience to start making informed choices about future career paths in the social care sector. You will learn about dementia awareness, person-centred care, administration of medication, human growth, and mental health. You will attend work placem...

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Level 2

Health, T Level Transition Programme

1 Year
Sep 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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This Level 2 Certificate in Health will equip you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to successfully progress onto our T Level in Health. You will learn about human growth and development, safeguarding and protection, equality and diversity in practice, mental health and wellbeing, and social care values. As part of this prog...

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Level 2

Healthcare Science Assistant

13 Months
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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The Healthcare Science Assistant (HCSA) contributes to safe patient care across all care pathways from conception to end of life in job roles within hospitals, general practice and other settings in the healthcare sector and across all areas of healthcare science. HCSAs perform a range of low risk, routine technical and scientific procedures u...

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Level 2

Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship

12 Months
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you will be able to demonstrate a range of excellent skills, knowledge, and behaviours in your role as a healthcare support worker. You will be equipped to work as part of a team providing high-quality and compassionate care, carry out well-defined routine clinical duties and prepare individuals for heal...

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Level 2

Lead Adult Care Worker, Apprenticeship

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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Upon completion, you will have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability. As a lead adult care worker, you will make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional...

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Level 3

Health and Social Care: Social Care Pathway, BTEC Extended Diploma

2 Years
Sep 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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This Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification has two pathway options in year 2 – health care and social care. These allow you to take a tailored approach to your career and provide the best opportunities for progression. Year 1 of this qualification will provide you with the theoretical and practical underpinnings for your chosen indust...

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Level 3

Health, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2022
LOXTON CAMPUS
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T Levels are the new ‘Gold Standard’ in technical qualifications and are designed to ensure that learners are more employable. Designed and developed in collaboration with employers, this programme is a mixture of classroom and work-based learning to give you the technical skills and workplace experience to kick-start your career into the...

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Level 3

Laboratory Technician, Apprenticeship

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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This apprenticeship covers a broad range of occupational roles, from supporting scientists and engineers in research and development work, to providing quality assurance or analytical science services. You will also be given the opportunity to learn functional skills (such as maths and English) if required. How will I be assessed? Your pract...

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Level 3

Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship

18 Months
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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As an experienced support worker, you will carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner. You may work in a range of settings, including hospitals, working in partnership with individuals, families, carers and other service pro...

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Level 5

Healthcare Assistant Practitioner

1 Year
Throughout the year
WINTER GARDENS
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Practitioners work as part of the wider Health and Social Care team and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients providing high quality and compassionate care. Assistant Practitioners work at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers and have a more in-depth understanding about factors that influenced health and ill h...

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Level 5

Nursing Associate

1 Year
Throughout the year
WINTER GARDENS
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The Nursing Associate Foundation Degree Apprenticeship will allow the trainee to work under the leadership and direction of the Registered Nurse in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care. The programme aims to produce compassionate, competent and confident NMC Registered Band 4 Nursing Associates. They will be able to ...

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Courses after College

Your journey to University Centre Weston starts here...

Our brand new Health and Active Living Skills Centre

Taking learning beyond the classroom, The Health and Active Living Skills Centre is home to our Health and Social Care courses.

Opening its doors in 2020, this bespoke building was designed based on industry demands and what key skills are essential for young professionals to learn.

The state-of-the-art simulation ward gives you the closest experience to a real-life hospital ward with realistic scenarios to prepare you for the world of work.  

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Health and Active Living Skills Centre

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What our students say

Lily Elliott, Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) L3


Lily Elliott

"Lily enjoyed having the opportunity to apply theoretical underpinnings to real-life scenarios through our state-of-the-art simulation room and laboratories. She also enjoyed developing her industry competencies whilst attending weekly placements, organised by Weston College’s placement team. During her study program, Lily achieved a grade profile of D*D*D*, qualified to be a lateral flow tester, and Covid-19 vaccinator.."

Former school: Broadoak

Studied: Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) L3

What next? Lily is progressing to the University West of England to complete a degree in Physiotherapy to support her aspirations of becoming physiotherapist.

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