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Health and Social Care

  • 2 Years | Full Time
  • Suffolk New College (Ipswich)
  • Level 3 | Vocational

Course overview


Our health and social care Level 3 course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge in order to enter into the caring professions.  All learners, on successful completion of this course, will achieve a Level 3 qualification, equivalent to 3 A Levels, that will enable them to progress into employment, higher education, or further training.


This course provides enriching modules combined with practical work to support your career goals of working within this industry. Work placements and practical assignments give you the advantage of having more experience to take forward into higher education, apprenticeships or employment. 

The courses include modules of study in Psychology, Sociology, and Anatomy and Physiology, developing Health Care Plans, Nutrition and Working with people in the care sector. This exciting course combines both work placement and studies to help develop learners’ personal and study skills.


If you’re passionate about working and caring for others and looking to become a Social Worker, Support Worker, Youth worker, Working with Mental Health or Learning Disabilities, and many areas of Social Care, then this is the perfect course for you.

Course highlights

  • Relevant work placement within a health and social care environment, providing you with unique experience that you won’t get anywhere else and will put you at the top of the pile for university and job applications.
  • A clear stepping stone to University to study Social Work, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, and social care.
  • Enriching modules combined with practical work to support your career goals of working within this industry.

Explore your career options

If you are considering applying for this programme, why not explore your potential career progression routes using our handy tool.

You can explore live job vacancies, next level qualifications and apprenticeship standards in your local area. Not only this but you can also watch videos of real people talking about their experiences of working in your specific industry or occupation of interest.

Take the next step

If this is the right course for you click Apply!
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