Health, Social Care and Counselling

Subject Overview

Here at Darlington College, we offer the helping hand you need to start your career within the health sector whether this is nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or paramedics.

Our Health and Social Care courses guarantee you a wealth of knowledge as during your studies you’ll also be able to gain additional qualifications such as Dementia Awareness and Manual Handling which will enhance your skill set.

We offer a range of courses from level 1 up to level 3 for both employment and progression to university. All courses have work placement as an essential element of the courses giving you the opportunity to gain practical skills in real work environments. Placements provide opportunities to experience working in nursing homes, day centres for adults with learning difficulties and adult mental health which, could open the door to full-time employment at the end of your course.

We have a team of vocational experienced tutors who are highly skilled in their field of work and will be able to guide you to success.

Course NameCourse Type / DurationAwarding BodyActions
Level 2 Award in Effective Listening SkillsPart Time FundedRead More
Apprenticeship Adult Care Worker (Standard) Level 2 ApprenticeshipNCFERead More
Apprenticeship Senior Healthcare Support Worker (Standard) Level 3 ApprenticeshipNCFERead More
Award in Paediatric First Aid Level 3Part Time Non FundedITC FIRSTRead More
Award in Paediatric First Aid Level 3Part Time Non FundedITC FIRSTRead More
CACHE L3 Cert Understanding the Care & Management of DiabetesPart Time FundedNCFERead More
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare SupportFull TimeCACHERead More
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Level 2Part Time FundedCOUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPYRead More
Emergency First Aid at Work (Full Cost) 1 DayPart Time Non FundedITCRead More
Level 1 Diploma in Health, Social Care & Childrens and Young Peoples SettingsFull TimeCACHERead More
Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the WorkplacePart Time FundedNCFERead More
Level 2 CACHE Extended Diploma in Health & Social CareFull TimeCACHERead More
Level 3 CACHE Award in Health & Social CarePart Time FundedCOUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPYRead More
Level 3 CACHE Certificate Understanding Principles of Dementia CarePart Time FundedNCFERead More
Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Healthcare Support - Part TimePart Time FundedNCFERead More
Level 5 FDA Counselling Full TimeUniversityTeesside UniversityRead More
Level 5 FDA Counselling Part TimeUniversityTeesside UniversityRead More
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social CareFull TimeCACHERead More
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social CareFull TimeCACHERead More

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