**Location**: The Certificate in Higher Education Social Care is a one-year course run by Redcar and Cleveland College and Stockton Riverside College in partnership with Teesside University and local health and social care employers. Course content matches that of the first year of the FdSc Health, Wellbeing and Social Support. **Summary**: The course is ideal if you are seeking a career working in health and social care, and looking to develop your skills in a hands-on way. There is significant vocational focus to the course and a range of work experiences and/or placement settings are available to you for development of learning in practice, such as working with older people, children and adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health issues and substance misuse issues. You are required to complete 150 hours placement in a care setting environment. **Course details**: You develop an understanding of the theory underpinning care practice, which will enhance the quality of care you provide for your clients either in work or on placement. The content of the curriculum is strongly influenced by the principles of wellbeing and prevention - and the recognition that an individual, their family, and/or, carer must be enabled to make decisions regarding their own care. You study a module at the beginning of the course which develops your study skills and provides an introduction to learning at higher education level, as well as modules relating to theory and practice. **After the course**: On successful completion of the course you can apply to the second year of the FdSc Health, Wellbeing and Social Support or seek employment in social care. There may also be an opportunity to access relevant pre-registration health or social work programmes. The course may lead to eligibility for professional registration.