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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL047 (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above, looking to increase their knowledge of children and young people’s mental health.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

  • What does the course involve?

    The materials comprise a set of high-quality activity workbooks, which have been produced to suit a range of delivery methods. These materials have been officially endorsed by the relevant awarding organisation as meeting the requirements of the qualifications. Learners will be provided with all the necessary workbooks to complete the programme and will have the opportunity to work through a series of reflective tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and test their knowledge.

  • How is the course assessed?

    The learning materials also include an assessment, which allows learners to demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit.

  • Additional Notes

    Learners must achieve all of the mandatory units:
    • Unit 01 Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
    • Unit 02 Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
    • Unit 03 Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
    • Unit 04 Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
    • Unit 05 Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

  • What do I do next?

    If you are interested in enrolling or would like further information, please contact the Distance Learning Team on 01743 342355 or email We will advise you about the course, how to study, examinations and tutor support. Please note: course fees are payable at the time of your enrolment.

Megan O’Neill

Megan O’Neill

Health & Social Care BTEC (History, Sociology)
Previous Institution: The Priory School

 I took Health & Social Care because I want to be a primary school teacher. It is an assignment based course, so there is less pressure and you get to do amazing placements for hands-on experience and I went to a primary school. I will be going to study BA Primary Education after College.

Gareth Matthews

Gareth Matthews

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: William Brookes School

When I was younger I spent a lot of time in hospital and the wonderful staff inspired me to pursue a career as a midwife. The teachers always answer your queries and help you manage your time. Last year I got a distinction for Level 2 and was eager to come back this year. The partnership between SCG and the NHS offers an amazing opportunity. I have started as a Health Care Assistant at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Nicole Milner

Nicole Milner

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I want to become a paramedic and the work placements you do on this course have helped me get my foot in the door and start on my way to my dream career. I especially enjoy learning the psychological side of Health & Social Care.

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Career Options

  • Welfare professionals n.e.c.

    Up to £36,000

  • Houseparents and residential wardens

    Up to £26,000


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