Health & Social Care
Choose from courses for beginners to more advanced, for those already working or volunteering in the sector
This is a popular area of study, with courses available for school leavers, those returning to study after a break, and for those who are already working or volunteering in the sector and who want gain further qualifications to progress into managerial roles.
Our Health and Social care courses are for those who want to work with adults over 18 years of age.
Our partnership with Erasmus+ means you have the opportunity to take part in a two or three week work placement in Europe. These are great work experience opportunities where you can develop your confidence, cultural and language awareness and enhanced employability skills. Find out more and how to apply.
We currently have 4 courses available.
- CACHE Level 1 Diploma: Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's & Young People's Settings Level 1
- CACHE Certificate & Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2
- CACHE Level 3 Award & Certificate in Health and Social Care Level 3
- CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3
From Student to Leader: you learn from the professionals
Micheala Harris is your Curriculum Team Leader for Health & Social Care, Adult Care, Science, Youth Work, and Counselling courses.
Micheala has gone from student to a leading member of our team. She studied childcare with us in 1982, and has held various roles within the education, social and private sectors and is qualified to teach both primary and post-16 education.
She has managed a large residential care home and has wide experience of teaching children who are hearing impaired.
Micheala also has a degree in management.
International careers on offer at annual jobs fair
Careers in the USA and Europe were on offer to students at the annual Care, Health and Early Learning Employment Fair at Barking & Dagenham College recently. In its fifteenth year, the fair brought together employers from across the South East, keen to attract talented students to their business.
Students talent-spotted at jobs fair
Over 20 employers, among them former students of the College, came to talent spot at Barking & Dagenham College recently as part of the annual Care, Health and Early Learning Employment Fair.
Tis the season to be jolly: BDC students bring entertainment to care home
Students from Barking & Dagenham College visited Parkview Care Home in Dagenham to put on a festive concert for residents
Tis the season to be jolly: students bring entertainment to care home
Students from Barking & Dagenham College visited Parkview Care Home in Dagenham recently to put on a festive concert for residents.