Higher Education Certificate in Health and Social Care

Our Higher Education Certificate in Health and Social Care programme has been designed primarily for those already working in a health or social care setting, who may require higher education qualifications. It gives you an ideal mix of work-based and academic learning that will enhance your career prospects. It is also ideal if you want a career in health or social care.

The Higher Education Certificate in Health and Social Care is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details

Abingdon (Oxfordshire) and London Waterloo

Start Date

September and January

Length of programme

One year full-time
Two years part-time

Modes of study

Classroom and online learning materials


You will be assessed using coursework and a paper based exam. The work based learning component of the programme is assessed through either a portfolio of work or through achievement of relevant competencies

How to apply

To apply online please apply direct or request a callback for more information

^ Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.

Key Information

  • You will combine theory and work-based learning to prepare you for, or advance, your health or social care career
  • Funding available through Scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company and Future Finance student loans^
  • The programme has been developed in partnership with NHS (National Health Service) and non-NHS providers of health and social care