This course aims to develop your knowledge and awareness across a broad range of Health, Science and Early Years topics. The course provides a pathway into the sector for anyone considering a career in health, childcare, social care, sport or nutrition.

Alongside the core study programme you will also work towards achieving your Maths and English qualifications if required.

Throughout the course you will learn about the industry and the job roles within, developing and exploring the values and behaviours required for employees in the sector. You will develop an understanding of the importance of safeguarding vulnerable people and how to work in a safe manner for clients and yourself.

During the course you will develop a portfolio of evidence including personal and group project work, essays and leaflets. This portfolio will make up the bulk of your assessment material.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.