Health & Social Care

Year 1 course = 90 credit Diploma.
Year 2 course = a further 90 credits providing in total a 180 credit Extended Diploma.

Students will study the following core units in year one.

  • Developing effective communication in health & social care
  • Equality, diversity and rights in health & social care
  • Health, safety and security in health & social care
  • Development through the life stages.

    Work experience is an integral and compulsory part of the course and students will be assisted in finding a work placement during their course.
  • Entry requirements

    5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) preferably including both English & maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above.

  • Who is the course for?

    This course provides a foundation for employment or further and higher education, and is designed for those wishing to follow a career in the caring services.

  • Study methods

    A variety of methods including lectures, discussions, independent research and practical activities.

  • How is the course assessed?

    100% internal assessment for each unit includes a mix of written assignments and recording/observations of practical work and presentations. The development of functional skills in maths and English is also integral to success and is assessed.

  • More information

    For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Gain employment as an assistant care worker, residential care home worker or go into social work.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    Progress from the Level 3 National Foundation Diploma onto the Level 3 National Extended Diploma and then progress onto a higher education course

  • How to apply

    To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

    >> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
    >>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
    Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Sep 2022

Starts 1 September 2022

Duration 1 Year(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Monday-Friday
09:00 - 17:00