If you’d like to care for people, then a job in health or social care can be very rewarding. At Totton College you can choose to learn about these industries as a whole, or specialise in areas like caring for disabled people, social care or housing issues. Our courses are all very practical and your level of learning will depend on the qualifications you already have.
~ Includes work experience ~

Age group

14+, 16-18, 19+

What courses can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2

Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
2, 3Award, certificate, extended certificate, diploma or subsidiary diplomaEDEXCEL
Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care1AwardNCFE
Adult Health and Social Care in England3DiplomaEDEXCEL

What will I learn?

To start with, you’ll learn about:

  • what a health or social care worker does
  • health and safety
  • equality and inclusion
  • personal development

Depending on the options you choose, you may also learn about:

  • administering medication
  • supporting people with disabilities
  • working with young people
  • therapies

What qualification will I have?

Depending on which course you take, you’ll have an award or a certificate.

How do I complete the course?

You’ll be assessed through an assignment.

What can I do next?

Depending oh your qualification, you could:

  • apply for a variety of jobs in a range of health or care settings
  • study at degree level in areas such as nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy or become a paramedic

Alternatively you can learn a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.

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