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Want to become a SOCIAL WORKER, HEALTH VISITOR or CARER? Got your sights set on becoming a NURSE or PARAMEDIC?

If the answer to any of the above questions is “yes”, then clicking through to this course could be the best decision you have ever made! If you want a deeper knowledge of Health and Social Care or have an ambition to work in any of the caring professions, you’ve come to exactly the right place.

Why do I say this? The course is one of our most popular, and many of our students have told us it’s the best Health and Social Care Course they’ve ever seen. It’s ideal for anyone wanting to work in the health and social care sector and is excellent CPD material for those already working in a related field. The course covers a wide range of topics affecting all the helping professions, from personal development to mental health.


What will I learn on the Course?

The course follows a logical and familiar structure; very similar to the way we live our lives. Once the (essential) background material, largely concerning applicable legislation and our wonderful National Health Service, has been clearly laid out, it begins in earnest with a thorough examination of child development.

You are then given an insight into many of the health issues that affect most of us throughout our lives, including common diseases and illnesses like cancer. Subsequent units help you understand the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body, and their impact on society. The course also deals with the mental health issues linked to all of these.

 Within the “health” section, we also explore the symptoms and treatment of various conditions, the importance of nutrition (prevention rather than cure!), and the physical and emotional effects of eating disorders.



Legislation affects us all in every part of our lives, and the caring professions have their own rules, regulations, and legal compliance requirements to deal with. A helpful section clearly explains the relevant legislation affecting those working in the health and social care fields, and how those laws influence policy and practice within the sector.



The section dealing with our National Health Service (NHS) is one of the most interesting modules for many students, and it is squarely placed right at the beginning of the course. Love it or loathe it, the NHS is at the core of care delivery in the UK, but very few people know much about its history or the way it works. This module takes a look at the inside workings of the NHS, how it has evolved and grown since its creation, some of its most significant developments and successes, and its operational strategy.


The course also deals in some depth with the role of the childcare and education sectors, and the control, coordination and administration operations delivered by OFSTED in its role as the regulator. Finally, you get a grounding in the sensitive issues surrounding abuse, including domestic violence, child and elder abuse, and how to ensure both you and those in your care stay safe at all times.

£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month

Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!

Reduced fee of £269

£269 – all inclusive

Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £259 (approx)

£89 deposit followed by £86 for the next two months

The college accepts payment using the following methods:

Credit/Debit Card, Cheque, Postal Order and Invoice.

It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.

Key points for this course:
  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hours
Money Back Guarantee

If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.

Health and Social Care (Level 3)


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