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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Even at a local level, a growing number of employment opportunities are available in what is now Lancashire's largest employment sector.

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What Uni Reviews

Really enjoyed my time at uni, the tutors have unconditional support for all students. *****
Jessica Halliwell
Amazing course. Learnt so much, tutors are fantastic. *****
Kelly Broadbent
Tutors and HELMs are fantastic! *****
Bethany Daniels
Potential careers in...
  • Mental Health Work
  • Safeguarding
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Dementia Care
  • Family Support Work
  • Early Years Education
  • Youth Development

Welcome to Health & Social Care at B&FC

It takes a special kind of person to provide social or nursing care. If you believe that person could be you, then the opportunities to progress your career in this dynamic and evolving sector are rising rapidly.
It may be that you're passionate about working in the youth sector and believe you can offer the support and enrichment children and young people need to flourish. Alternatively, you might be interested in working with adults. This could be in areas as diverse as special needs, substance misuse, social work, counselling or care of the elderly. Whatever your career aspirations in this sector, gaining a recognised qualification from us is the perfect place to start.

The quality of our provision is reflected in the professional accreditation we have achieved and the facilities we invest in to ensure our students work with industry-standard equipment. Opportunities are vast and with the right skills, students can expect to achieve higher-than-average salaries and quick progression to senior roles.

Affording your course

We know that people are concerned about the costs associated with studying for a degree and also if having a degree will be worth it once they graduate. Here are just a few things to think about before you make a final decision.

  • There really is nothing to pay up front. You can get a tuition fee loan and repayments don't kick in until after you graduate and are earning at least £25K.
  • Even when you're earning £30,000,  the repayments are only £37.50 per month.
  • You can get help towards living and childcare costs.
  • Graduates, on average, earn approximately £10K more than their non-graduate counterparts. That's around £600 extra per month.
What our students say

"With me working part-time, I can fit it in really well. The support from the tutors has been amazing.

I don't think I knew how much I was capable of until I started this course, it's shown me a lot about what I can achieve, I never thought I'd do that. "

- Sarah

"I'm actually better off doing my degree than I was doing a part-time job. If I'd realised how much financial support was available, I wouldn't have put off doing a degree for so long. I'm absolutely loving it and my job prospects are already so much better." 

 - Yvonne, degree-level student

  • 86,694 Annual job openings in the North West

  • £25,650 Average annual salary

  • Well-resourced onsite training equipment

Tutor Profile - Francoise Peill

MEd Education, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, Diploma in Education and Training, Certificate in Teaching Training and Development.

Industry Background:
25 years' experience working in the sector with children and young people in a variety of roles within education, children and families and third sector strategic management.

Area of Expertise:
Early Years, Children and Families, Safeguarding and Multi-disciplinary Working, Child Health and Wellbeing, Third Sector Strategic Management.

Enjoys teaching at B&FC because:
Education has the power to change lives and transform local communities and it's amazing when you encounter this life-changing effect within your own classroom.

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What we offer...

Student case study - Heidi Bahra

Why did you decide to study this qualification?
I chose this course because I want to work in substance abuse, supporting adults with addiction. I already work in the sector and this will enable me to progress my career and make the difference I really want to see in people's lives.

Why did you choose B&FC?
I chose B&FC as I had heard lots of good things about studying here and positive feedback.

What have been the benefits of studying here?
Socialising and meeting new people, having some much-needed time to myself and achieving my goals.

What are you hoping to do in the future?
I am hoping to progress at work and take my studies to the next level.

Study Support - at a glance

We offer a range of services to support you across all areas of student life, with specialist support available for students with disabilities.

  • Higher Education Learning Mentors (HELMs)
  • One-to-one and group study support sessions
  • Pre-degree preparation workshops
  • IT Support

Still unsure?

Learn more about our Health & Social Care courses from the course list above.
Book a place at our next Open Event - a great opportunity to meet the tutors, ask questions and check out our facilities.
Contact our Course Enquiries Team if you have any questions about Health & Social Care degree-level study at B&FC.
Call: 01253 504343