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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration 8 Weeks
Course code PLR2ODL051 (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    The course is aimed at individuals working within the health and social care sector, looking to gain specialist knowledge and understanding of mental health first aid.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this programme, although the qualification is designed for those currently employed in a relevant role. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.

  • What does the course involve?

    The course comprises the following 3 Mandatory Units.

    Mandatory Units – Unit 01 Exploring mental health, Unit 02 Understand how to support individuals with mental ill health, Unit 03 Understand a mentally healthy environment

  • How is the course assessed?

    To pass this qualification, learners are required to complete 1 formal assessment, submitted to us for marking.

  • How much does it cost?

    This course is currently being offered FREE of charge. If, however, the learner is withdrawn without completing the course a fee may be charged to cover the cost of administration, course materials and registration.

  • 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will advise you about the course, how to study, examinations if relevant, and tutor support. Please note: If course fees are applicable, then they will be payable at the time of your enrolment.

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.

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.

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

  • Health professionals n.e.c.

    Up to £32,000

  • Welfare professionals n.e.c.

    Up to £33,000


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