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Preparation for the Health & Social Care Sector

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2020

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2020, Full Time


You will gain real life work experience in variety of Health and Social care and Childcare settings, educational visits to local agencies and guest speakers.

¿ You will be in class for three days where you will gain knowledge through themed topics and charity projects based on Health and Social Care and Childcare. It is compulsory for students to also carrying out an English & Maths functional skills qualification.

  • Principles of working in the make-up industry
  • Anatomy and physiology for make-up artists
  • Principles of researching, developing and showcasing designs
  • The art of applying make-up
  • Creative make-up artistry

We work with internationally recognised make-up artists such as Louise Young who provides tutorials and make up lessons. Other industry experts such as Paintopia, an international body painting festival, regularly come in and offer their expertise on new techniques and products as well as on industry experience.

You will have opportunities to participate in College events such as fashion shows, the Royal Norfolk Show, hair and beauty shows and other off-site activities to build further practical experience. We worked closely with Norwich fashion Week and contributed to the Designers Show working with over 40 professional models. Visits may include London Fashion Week, IMATS and World Skills as well the opportunity to take part in national competitions.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

Learning Outcomes

Learners who are interested in working in the Health and social care sector and gain basic understanding of the key principles in this area.

¿ Learners who wish to gain a wealth of knowledge around different Health and social care and Childcare environments and want to gain valuable employability skills.

¿ Learners who are keen to learn practically.

¿ The course is specially designed for entry level learners who, due to other barriers may not be able to manage the demands of level 1. The class consists of around twelve learners giving a more nurtured and supported environment.

¿ Throughout the duration of the course learners will not only gain a wealth of knowledge in Health and Social care and Childcare, they will work on building confidence, improving social skills, learn real life skills and engage in a new, positive learning journey.

¿ Learners will gain real life skills such as Time- Management, Leadership, Organising and Problem-Solving, teamwork and Social Skills.
The units we cover are:

Charity fundraising
Nutrition for all ages
Communication in settings
Personal Health and well being
Additional Needs
Child Development
Life stages
Job and interview skills


This course is all internally assessed.


Students who complete the Preparation for Health and Social Care can progress onto the level 1 Health and Social Care

Career Progression

On successful completion students can continue onto the next level of study such as the level 1 in Health and Social care.


If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. In addition to this there may be costs for equipment, uniform and trips.

Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop .