Health & Social Care

There will be a time in everyone’s lives when they need some care and support from a health and social care worker. Oxbridge’s nationally recognised health and social care courses are designed to equip you with the skills you need to work with some of society's most vulnerable, including older people, children, adults with learning difficulties and many others. All our health and social care courses are studied online and come with full distance learning tutor support. 

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Entry-level courses are available, providing the perfect steppingstone into your dream.

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Job Ready Qualifications

Many of our health & social care courses provide the building blocks to landing the job role you most desire!

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Professional Development

Forster growth and learning opportunities by adding to your professional repertoire. Our courses are designed to make our students more desirable for both future and current employers.

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Can I sign up for a Student Beans account and get Student Discounts?

Yes! One of the many benefits of being an Oxbridge student is that you get access to great discounts with a Student Beans account! Eligibility criteria apply and acceptance is made at the discretion of Student Beans. Find out how to sign up.

Are these courses NVQs?

NVQs were replaced in 2015 by RQFs in 2015. Read more in our What is an NVQ? blog.

Why study one of our health and social care courses?

When you enrol with us, you’ll be embarking on a rewarding, enriching journey at a pace that suits you. Our distance learning courses are designed to be tackled anywhere and anytime. Plus, with our award-winning course materials and unlimited tutor support, we’ll be there with you every step of the way.

How long is a health and social care course?

You have up to twelve months to complete one of our online health and social care courses. With that said, we’ve found that our students gain their chosen qualification in a much shorter time thanks to our award-winning learning materials and one-to-one tutor support. This means that you could put your learning into practice and secure a new job in health and social care very quickly.

How does studying for a health and social care course online work?

Online health and social care courses allow adults to retrain around their jobs and other commitments while being fully supported by the help of a personal, distance learning tutor. Choosing to study health and social care online gives you flexibility and freedom that you may struggle to receive from a traditional educational provider.

You’re given a deadline to complete the course, but the rest is up to you. You can study whenever you like, whether it’s on a bus or in the middle of the night. The power is in your hands.

Why is health and social care important?

While all roles differ, those working in health and social care provide an invaluable service to people within the community. They often offer support – either emotional, physical, or social – that allows people in need to continue to live a normal and fulfilling life. Some roles also help protect vulnerable members of society from abuse.

Health and social care is a varied, interesting and incredibly rewarding career path that can involve working with the very young through to the very old, while helping those in need navigate a diverse range of situations.

What is a health and social care course?

Health and social care is an umbrella term for courses that focus on helping others. Just some of the subjects that fall under this remit include retirement planning, diabetes care in children and young people, and mindfulness.

This means that once you’re qualified in general health and social care, your career can evolve as your interests do. You can practice a specific specialism and then pivot to another when and if you feel that you want to do something different but don’t want to retrain entirely. You really can carve your own health and social care career path.

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My first attempt at Level 3 Creative Writing - a passion ignited!
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My first attempt at Level 3 Creative Writing was aborted, my decision, I don't think I was ready. However, if this happens to you it is possible to sign up again within 6 months; and you can do it at a reduced rate. I have 'blitzed' it since commencing at the end of September and am half way through already. Roger, my tutor has been fantastic. For me this is about serious learning not just 'jumping through hoops' to get a Diploma. I wanted to be marked tough and to Uni standard and this Roger has done, with often direct and candid feedback, and even when I have done something well he offers alternative views and further reading. I feel very flattered and honoured with the level of marks received too. A fire has been lit, and maybe, just maybe at the age of 62 I have found something I have a real talent for...the next few modules will be interesting as learning about Fiction so will be way out of my comfort zone! Where it will lead who knows? It would be nice if it did, but if not it doesn't matter. The Portal seems easy to use and assignments are marked promptly. Thank you and best wishes J
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Amazing Experience
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I have recently completed a Life Coaching Level 3 Diploma through Oxbridge, which has been such a wonderful and fulfilling experience on many levels. Not only have I passed, but I have also grown personally. The course was very well structured with lots of learning material to help with completing the units plus so much support from my tutor. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and have learnt so much by completing all the units. I want to give special thanks to my tutor Kelly, who was amazing. She promptly responded to all of my questions and her feedback when submitting units was so detailed, encouraging and complimentary and gave me a great deal of confidence. Kelly inspired me to complete the course and move to the next stage with my Life Coaching. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Oxbridge and will return to them when I next want to undertake further on-line courses.
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So nice to be able to chat to a human…
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So nice to be able to chat to a human and that they were quickly on line to offer help. Thank you Natalie.
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Level 5 Early years Senior practitioner
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I have today completed my level 5 Early years Senior practitioner course. My tutor Allison Barrette has really supported me and encouraged me all the way. I would highly recommend Oxbridge for further study
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I did 3 a levels and 2 functional…
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I did 3 a levels and 2 functional skills courses with this college over a 2 year period. Excellent from start to finish. My alevel results were as expected and my tutors (all 5) were pleasant, professional and dedicated to seeing me succeed. They didn’t just provide answers they helped me learn how to learn and form my own views and showed me how to display them correctly. My functional skills courses were shorter but equally as well run as my others. I did get my results just before lockdown, I think I was one of the lady to have taken the exams. The people in the exam centre were lovely and had a great selection of teas and coffee! Thank you for letting me put the mistakes of my youth behind me. Thank you for the guidance in my very first calls and the great service throughout. I’m delighted to say I have secured my place at university and will do my very best through this new course and chapter in my life.
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I enrolled with Oxbridge about 10…
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I enrolled with Oxbridge about 10 months ago and the whole experience from start to finish has been wonderful. My tutor has been so supportive, throughout and anything that I have needed help with has been responded to is such a quick timeframe. Like most people I suppose, I have had some issues with home-schooling, the children in general, working from home and adjusting to the new normal, but Oxbridge have supported me throughout. I know that if I had of gone to college I would not be in the position I am now, don’t get me wrong, you do have to be motivated, but being able to study at your own speed has been amazing. I think I was one of the first to try out the new learning portal, which was easy to navigate and easy to submit my work to. The feedback has always been excellent and encouraging. I am delighted to be able to say I have been able to secure a promotion thanks to the qualification and I think in this uncertain time that’s amazing. The student support team have always been great, and sympathetic to my needs. I have today re-enrolled onto the next level with Kelly, who was absolutely amazing, her knowledge was phenomenal and she really understood my career path and goals so thank you Kelly, I very much appreciate it. She also enrolled me on to some free short courses, they may prove useful in the future if I apply for other roles. Looking forward to getting started (again) and moving onto the next chapter of my learning.
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Allison B
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Allison B. has been wonderful support and has promptly marked all my work and quickly answered any of my queries. I am pleased that I was able to complete Level 3 Early Years Educator so quickly. Many thanks! Would recommend it to anyone!
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Sandie has really helped me with great…
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Sandie has really helped me with great feed back for my counselling course and we spoke on the phone as at the time I was really struggling with my health after having covid and she really helped me to understand the referencing still learning and I try super hard and take my time as life is so buzy with hubby ill health and child with addictions needs to and with work balance. But am getting there. Loving the level 3 course then onto level 4 hopefully. Thank you Oxbridge.
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Stacey's first class customer service
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Stacey was extremely helpful and polite in assisting me with my query. They offered a personalised experience that made me feel valued as a customer. Superb service!
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