Qualifications

There are a wide range of courses available in the Bradford District which will support you into and through your career in health and social care.

Some of these are listed on this page, with details on how to find out more and sign up.

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A level 1 qualification equips you with basic knowledge and understanding of the subject area, and is your first step towards gaining formal qualifications.

Typically, level 1 qualifications tend to run as short courses and the length of courses can vary.

Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings NCFE CACHE Level 1 Certificate

Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings NCFE CACHE Level 1 Certificate

16 April 2021

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 1 CACHE Award

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 1 CACHE Award

17 January 2021

Preparing to work in Adult Social Care NCFE Level 1 Award (Community Provision)

Preparing to work in Adult Social Care NCFE Level 1 Award (Community Provision)

17 January 2021

Introduction to Health & Social Care

Introduction to Health & Social Care

17 January 2021

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 1 CACHE Award

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 1 CACHE Award

17 January 2021

Preparing to work in Adult Social Care NCFE Level 1 Award (Community Provision)

Preparing to work in Adult Social Care NCFE Level 1 Award (Community Provision)

17 January 2021

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

17 January 2021

A level 2 qualification equips you with good knowledge and understanding of the subject area. In some vocational roles, a level 2 qualification qualifies you to work as an assistant, though this is something that you would need to check against the requirements of specific job roles.

Typically, you would study for one full-time academic year.

Health & Social Care NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma

Health & Social Care NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma

16 April 2021

Health & Social Care BTEC Level 2

Health & Social Care BTEC Level 2

16 April 2021

Understanding Tenant Support in Social Housing Level 2

Understanding Tenant Support in Social Housing Level 2

16 April 2021

Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection in Health & Social Care Settings Level 2 Certificate

Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection in Health & Social Care Settings Level 2 Certificate

16 April 2021

Introducing Caring for Children & Young People CACHE Level 2

Introducing Caring for Children & Young People CACHE Level 2

16 April 2021

Improving Personal Exercise, Health & Nutrition Level 2

Improving Personal Exercise, Health & Nutrition Level 2

16 April 2021

Youth Work Practice Level 2 Certificate

Youth Work Practice Level 2 Certificate

16 April 2021

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care NCFE Level 2 Certificate (Community Provision)

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care NCFE Level 2 Certificate (Community Provision)

16 April 2021

Care Diploma Level 2

Care Diploma Level 2

16 April 2021

Awareness of Mental Health

Awareness of Mental Health

17 January 2021

Introduction to Safehandling of Medication

Introduction to Safehandling of Medication

17 January 2021

Nutrition & Health

Nutrition & Health

17 January 2021

Healthcare Support Worker

Healthcare Support Worker

17 January 2021

Health & Social Care (full year and short courses)

Health & Social Care (full year and short courses)

17 January 2021

Working with People with Mental Health Needs CACHE

Working with People with Mental Health Needs CACHE

17 January 2021

Understanding to Technology Enabled Care CACHE

Understanding to Technology Enabled Care CACHE

17 January 2021

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care CACHE

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health & Social Care CACHE

17 January 2021

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Level 2 Certificate

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Understanding Safeguarding & Prevent CACHE

Understanding Safeguarding & Prevent CACHE

17 January 2021

Understanding Personal Care Needs CACHE

Understanding Personal Care Needs CACHE

17 January 2021

Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Adult Health & Social Care Level 2 Certificate

Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Adult Health & Social Care Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Understanding Common Health Conditions Level 2 Certificate

Understanding Common Health Conditions Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses Level 2 Certificate

Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Understanding Care & Management of Diabetes CACHE

Understanding Care & Management of Diabetes CACHE

17 January 2021

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Level 2 Certificate

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Understanding Autism Level 2 Certificate

Understanding Autism Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2 Certificate

Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection in Health Care Settings Level 2 Certificate

Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection in Health Care Settings Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2 CACHE

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2 CACHE

17 January 2021

Falls Prevention Level 2 Certificate

Falls Prevention Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

End of Life Care Principles Level 2 Certificate

End of Life Care Principles Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Dementia Care Principles Level 2 Certificate

Dementia Care Principles Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Customer Service for Health & Social Care Settings Level 2 Certificate

Customer Service for Health & Social Care Settings Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Care Planning Principles Level 2 Certificate

Care Planning Principles Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Understanding Workplace Violence & Harassment

Understanding Workplace Violence & Harassment

17 January 2021

Equality & Diversity Level 2 Certificate

Equality & Diversity Level 2 Certificate

17 January 2021

Preparing to work in Adult Social Care NCFE Level 2 Certificate (Community Provision)

Preparing to work in Adult Social Care NCFE Level 2 Certificate (Community Provision)

17 January 2021

Care Level 2 Diploma (inc Apprenticeships)

Care Level 2 Diploma (inc Apprenticeships)

17 January 2021

First Aid

First Aid

17 January 2021

Prevention and Control of Infection

Prevention and Control of Infection

17 January 2021

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

17 January 2021

Counselling Skills

Counselling Skills

17 January 2021

Counselling Skills

Counselling Skills

17 January 2021

Counselling Skills

Counselling Skills

17 January 2021

Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Setting

Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Setting

17 January 2021

A level 3 qualification equips you with detailed knowledge and understanding of the subject. In some vocational roles, a full level 3 diploma can provide you with a licence to practice, though this would need to be checked against the requirements for specific job roles.

Typically, you would study for two full-time academic years.

Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma (QCF) Year 1

Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma (QCF) Year 1

16 April 2021

Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Level 3 Certificate (QCF) Year 1

Health & Social Care BTEC Extended Level 3 Certificate (QCF) Year 1

16 April 2021

Youth Work Practice Level 3 Diploma

Youth Work Practice Level 3 Diploma

16 April 2021

Adult Care Level 3 Diploma

Adult Care Level 3 Diploma

16 April 2021

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

17 January 2021

Prosthetics

Prosthetics

17 January 2021

Digital Health

Digital Health

17 January 2021

Health & Medical Engineering

Health & Medical Engineering

17 January 2021

Remote health

Remote health

17 January 2021

Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Senior Healthcare Support Worker

17 January 2021

Health & Social Care Technical

Health & Social Care Technical

17 January 2021

Understanding Autism Level 3 Certificate

Understanding Autism Level 3 Certificate

17 January 2021

Access to HE in Social Work

Access to HE in Social Work

17 January 2021

Access to HE in Police and Crime

Access to HE in Police and Crime

17 January 2021

Access to Science Health Professions

Access to Science Health Professions

17 January 2021

Diploma in Counselling Skills

Diploma in Counselling Skills

17 January 2021

Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care

Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care

17 January 2021

Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

17 January 2021

A level 4 qualification, otherwise known as a Certificate of Higher Education, equips you with sound knowledge of the basic concepts of a subject. You will have learned how to take different approaches to solving problems, will be able to communicate effectively. You will have the qualities needed for employment requiring personal responsibility.

Typically, you would study for one full-time academic year, though this can vary depending on the qualification type. Usually the learning will build on attainment of a full level 3 qualification. The Certificate of Higher Education may be a first step towards obtaining higher level qualifications.

Allied Health & Care Professions

Allied Health & Care Professions

17 January 2021

A level 5 qualification, otherwise known as a Foundation Degree or Diploma of Higher Education, will equip you with a sound understanding of the principles in your field of study, and you will have learned to apply those principles more widely. You will have the ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. You will have the qualities needed for employment requiring personal responsibility and decision-making.

Typically, you would study for two full-time academic years. This may be a standalone qualification, or may form the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with honours.

A level 6 qualification, otherwise known as a bachelor’s degree with honours, will equip you with an understanding of a complex body of knowledge, you will have developed analytical techniques and problem-solving skills that can be applied in many types of employment. You will be able to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions, to reach sound judgements and you will be able to communicate them effectively. You will have the qualities needed for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility, and decision-making in complex and unpredictable circumstances.

Typically, you would study for three or four full-time academic years, and on successful completion would hold the title Bachelor of Arts, BA (Hons) or Bachelor of Science, BSc (Hons).

Social Work (BA)

Social Work (BA)

17 January 2021

Diagnostic Radiotherapy

Diagnostic Radiotherapy

17 January 2021

Public Health, incl. Masters

Public Health, incl. Masters

17 January 2021

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

17 January 2021

Paramedic Sciences

Paramedic Sciences

17 January 2021

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

17 January 2021

Nursing (Child)

Nursing (Child)

17 January 2021

Nursing (Adult)

Nursing (Adult)

17 January 2021

Nursing (Mental Health)

Nursing (Mental Health)

17 January 2021

Nursing (Foundation Degree Apprenticeship)

Nursing (Foundation Degree Apprenticeship)

17 January 2021

Midwifery (MSc)

Midwifery (MSc)

17 January 2021

Midwifery (BSc)

Midwifery (BSc)

17 January 2021

Counselling & Psychology in Commnity Settings

Counselling & Psychology in Commnity Settings

17 January 2021

Health & Social Welfare

Health & Social Welfare

17 January 2021

Social Work Degree

Social Work Degree

17 January 2021

A level 7 qualification, usually know as a Master’s degree, will equip you with a solid understanding of how to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, and you will show originality in tackling and solving problems. You will have the qualities needed for employment in situations requiring sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative in complex and unpredictable professional environments.

Typically, you would study for a least one full-time calendar year. Master’s degrees are usually taken by graduates how hold a bachelor’s degree with honours, or equivalent achievement.

Social Work (MA)

Social Work (MA)

17 January 2021

Physician Associate

Physician Associate

17 January 2021

A level 8 qualification, usually know as a doctoral degree, will equip you with the skills and knowledge to conceptualise, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and/or understanding. You will have the qualities needed for employment that require both the ability to make informed judgements on complex issues in specialist fields and an innovative approach to tackling and solving problems.

Typically, you would study for the equivalent of at least three full-time calendar years, and your doctoral degree would usually be awarded through the completion of original research.