Is this course right for me?

Would you like a career in health and social care? This course provides an advanced level qualification, delivered by experienced professionals. It aims to develop your knowledge and skills, preparing you to progress into Higher Education or into the health or social care sector. It provides a practical programme of study, focusing on the needs of real job roles and situations.

The course is suitable if you are progressing from a related Level 2 course or from suitable GCSE attainment. 

After completing the course, you will be able to work in a number of roles, including support and sessional work across the care sector. You will also be prepared for Higher Education, and eventual careers including nursing, social work and residential.

The health, social and childcare sector is about putting others before ourselves, therefore your interview will help us decide if you are suitable to engage with the more vulnerable members of society. In your interview, we will discuss the importance of suitable work experience in the sector. Work experience must be completed successfully to finish the course. The interview will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course, life at college, or working in the heath, social, or childcare sectors.

Entry requirements:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including GCSE Mathematics and English or Welsh (1st Language) at grade C or D
  • or
  • Level 2 Diploma pass in a relevant subject
  • And, a clear enhanced DBS check and attendance at an interview


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Projects
  • Practical workshops
  • Study in a realistic working environment
  • Self-directed study
  • Group work
  • Work placement


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation


The qualification carries up to 168 UCAS points (if D*D*D* grades are achieved), with further UCAS points available from the Advanced Level Welsh Baccalaureate (campus dependent). You may also be able to study some Essential Skills qualifications which can carry additional UCAS points. As such, the course will allow you to progress onto a range of Higher Education courses at many institutions.

At Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, you could progress onto a number of programmes, including:

  • Foundation Degree Health and Social Care

The course also improves your employability and gives you important knowledge and skills. It will prepare you for a career in any health and social care area, either directly or after further study. These include paediatric nursing, adult nursing, mental health nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, social policy, radiography, childhood studies, physiotherapy, chiropody/podiatry, psychology, sociology, criminology, holistic therapies and operating practice.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    At the Rhos-on-Sea Campus, learners benefit from training in the state-of-the-art Institute of Health and Social Care, a North Wales centre for high quality professional training, development and updating for those working in the Health and Social Care sectors.