Enrolling for 2022 start? All you need to know here

Course information

Course Summary

This course prepares you for a variety of careers in health and social care, for example, Nursing, Social Work, Probation, Youth Work, Radiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. You will study a range of subjects including equality, diversity and rights in health and social care, first aid, human physiology, and effective communication. You will also attend work placements in different settings for a total of around 300 hours.

Course Code:N4665
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:Level 3
Course Length

Taught over 51 weeks at our Euston Centre, London.

Course Detail

Core units:

  • Communication in health and social care
  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Health, safety in health and social care
  • Development through the life stages
  • Personal and professional development in health and social care (includes work experience)
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Applied Sociology
  • Applied Psychology

Specialist units may include:

  • Nutrition for health and social care
  • Socioeconomic aspects of health and social care
  • Health and social care project
  • Complementary therapies
  • Introduction to counselling for health and social care
  • Vocational experience for health and social care
  • Environmental health
  • Public health for health and social care
  • Research methodology
  • Physiological disorders
  • Health Psychology

Work experience in a health care or early years setting is an essential part of the course.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23 £3,542. Many adults will be able to take this course FREE - see below.

Please note:

Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home students. Students aged 18 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees.


Students aged 19+ who do not have a Level 3 qualification are eligible to take this course free. You may also be able to get the course free if you are earning less than the National Living Wage. Please see the government website here for full details and eligibility criteria. We will assess your eligibility for fee exemption when you apply and enrol.

Students under 18 are not eligible to apply for this course.

All applicants will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check before starting the course. The cost of this is £52.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will need a good standard of English and Maths, normally GCSE Grade 4 or above. There will be an assessment to ensure you will be able to benefit from the course.

Your Next Steps

If you are successful on this course you may progress to Higher Education, professional training or directly into a range of occupations in health and social care.

Potential career routes in the Health and Social Care industry:

  • Ambulance staff
  • Care, teaching, pharmacy or nursery assistant
  • Community project worker
  • Environmental health
  • Health care practice worker
  • Health psychology
  • Home carer
  • Key worker
  • Midwife
  • Nursing
  • Nursing home practitioner
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Public health
  • Residential warden
  • Social worker
  • Speech therapist
  • Teaching assistant
  • Welfare professional
  • Youth worker
Other Information


This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2022. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated: 26.1.2022