Summary: 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. Course details: The course is of specific interest to those seeking a career working in health and social care. 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. We facilitate and support your learning and promote the development of independent, reflective learners in preparation for lifelong learning and continuing personal and professional development. You are required to complete 150 hours placement in a care setting. 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.