School of Social Science

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care CACHE Certificate Level 2

Advance your career with this specialist programme. You will develop your understanding of safeguarding and protection to ensure the welfare of your p...

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Public Services NCFE Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

Challenge yourself to become a force of nature with this programme. You’ll undertake riot training, experience outdoor pursuits, complete army assau...

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Principles of End of Life Care NCFE Certificate | Level 2

The aim of this qualification is to develop your knowledge and understanding of end of life care. You will learn about pain management and discomfort,...

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About the School

The School of Social Science consists of three departments: Childhood and Education, Health Science and Social Care, and Public Services. Each department combines theoretical and practical elements with workshops, talks, and work placements with multiple organisations. The courses aim to allow students to progress into employment or further study.



Childcare facilities, medical areas, classrooms and direct placements with established national and regional services.

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Our Public Services uniform is available from the store. Our adult Childhood and Education courses are also available from the store. Additionally, our Social Science course fees are available from the store.


What are the progression routes for your courses?

Each of our departments has clear progression routes. For Health Science and Social Care, Public Services, and Childhood and Education progression routes are available from Level 1 to Level 3. University Centre Leeds also offers relevant degrees for each department including Health and Wellbeing, Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Policing, and more.

What industry links do you have?

Childhood and Education have partnerships with Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE) and Leeds City Council’s Early Years, Education and Safeguarding departments. Public Services work in partnership with West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. Health Science and Social Care has links with Leeds City Council, Westwood Care, Aspire, St Mary’s Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, and Leeds and York Partnership Trust. Health Science and Social Care is also a Skills for Care endorsed provider.

How much communication will I receive about my child’s progress?

For the Childhood and Education department and the Public Services department, parents and guardians will receive course information and be invited to welcome events where you can meet all all tutors and coaching tutors. You can discuss progress over the phone, in person or through email with course leaders and coaching tutors.

Does the college offer any financial support for students?

Yes, students can apply for the college bursary which can pay for travel passes, college meals and trips. Students with children can also gain support with childcare to support their studies.

What campus is the School of Social Science 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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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship Level 2

This programme allows students to work in partnership with teachers and will involve assisting with lesson planning and working with small groups or i...

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Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Level 2

This programme allows students to work in healthcare support. Healthcare support workers (HCSWs) work as part of a team to provide high-quality and co...

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Children & Young People’s Workforce Apprenticeship Level 2

This programme is suitable for students looking to join or already working within the children and young people’s workforce.

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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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