The Course

This pioneering course, introduced in September 2021, is the equivalent of three A levels. 

The course provides the perfect blend of theoretical study and hands-on work experience, with the opportunity to work on the frontline of the NHS and with local health and social care facilities and providers. 

We work closely with the local NHS trust in giving students valuable industry experience.

  • What You Study

    Health Core Concepts:

    • Working within the healthcare sector
    • Managing information and data within the healthcare sector
    • Good scientific and clinical practice
    • Providing person centred care
    • Health and well-being
    • Infection Prevention
    • Safeguarding
    • Assist registered health care professionals with clinical or therapeutic tasks
    • Undertake a range of physiological measurements


    Supporting the Adult Nursing Team Specialist Concepts:

    • Assist with an individual’s overall care
    • Support individuals to meet the activities of daily life
    • Assist with clinical skills
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, which must include English, Maths and Science.

  • Duration

    Two years full-time. Normally in college three days per week and one to two days in work placement.

  • Careers

    Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following employment in the Health sector, including jobs such as:

    • Ambulance support worker
    • Healthcare support worker in a health setting
    • Senior healthcare support worker in a health setting
    • Dietetic assistant
    • Occupational therapy support worker
    • Physiotherapy assistant
    • Speech and language therapy assistant
  • How To Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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