Health Science and Social Care

About the Department

The Health Science and Social Care department offers a range of professional courses which are supported by hands-on experience through practical learning and local work placements in health and social care. Students are taught in professional facilities by experienced professionals. The department is also endorsed by Skills for Care.

Common Healthcare Conditions NCFE Certificate | Level 2

This qualification is aimed at those who are either working in, or looking to start a career in health and social care. It will develop your understan...

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ACCESS TO PSYCHOLOGY Access to HE Diploma | Level 3

This diploma is for those who want to study psychology-focused courses at university. To study this course, you will need GCSEs in English and maths a...

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Mental Health Awareness NCFE CACHE Award Level 1

This course will provide you with a detailed awareness of the issues surrounding mental health conditions. You will learn about general mental ...

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Occupational Studies for the Workplace NCFE Diploma | Entry 3

Are you interested in working in the adult care or healthcare sector? Do you need to gain English and maths qualifications? This course is a great int...

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Medical areas, modern classrooms, bespoke learning spaces for nutrition, manual handling, practical care and independent learning, and work experience opportunities with established services.


Will these courses allow my child to study at university?

It depends on the course that your child is studying. For example, completion of the Health and Social Care Technical Extended Diploma Level 3 two-year course is equivalent to three A levels and will provide a student with up to 168 UCAS points (depending on final grade) which meets the entry requirements for many relevant degrees.

What support is available alongside my child’s course?

Each student has a coaching tutor who will see them for 1-2-1 reviews and are a great first port of call. We also have a student support coordinator in the team who specialises in wellbeing and safeguarding as well as any additional learning support needs. Additionally, Leeds City College has college-wide services available including careers, counselling, financial support, and the Students’ Union.

What industry links do you have?

We have links with Leeds City Council, Westwood Care, Aspire, St Mary’s Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, and Leeds and York Partnership Trust. We are also a Skills for Care endorsed provider.

What are the progression routes from these courses?

Progression routes are available from Level 1 to Level 3 within the department. University Centre Leeds also offers degrees in Health and Wellbeing, Healthcare Play Specialism and Social Care (Adult and Community) as a further progression route for Level 3 students.

Which campus are you based at?

We are based at Quarry Hill Campus.


We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection and our dedicated safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.

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Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 2

This programme allows students to work in adult care. Adult care workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to live a...

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Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Level 3

This programme allows students to work in adult care. Adult care workers have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance...

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Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Level 3

This programme allows students to work as healthcare support. Senior healthcare support workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare servi...

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Did You Know?
Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

The resources include books, journals, e-books, videos, encyclopedias and more. These resources are the combined total number of resources at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston, Rothwell Centre, The Annexe, Printworks Campus and Park Lane Campus. We also have 12,277 e-books across Leeds City College libraries and more than 500,000 videos!

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