CertHE Skills for the Workplace (Health & Social Care) | UWTSD London Campus

This programme is only available to Home applicants. You could develop your skills, improve your self-confidence and restart your career.

Course details

Designed to give you the tools to apply your personal transferrable skills to the workplace; the confidence to anticipate problems and find solutions, to work independently and with other people, to plan things out before you start and complete the things that you’ve started… the skills that employers want!
  • University name: University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Intake: October, February, June
  • Course fee: £9,000 per year
  • Location: London/ Birmingham/ Swansea
  • Mode of study: Blended
  • Course length: 1 year

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Course overview

This program will equip students for various job opportunities in the public and private health and social care environment with a focus on adult and child care. For instance, residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, clinical health settings and daycare centres. Students will be able to take up roles such as Care Assistant, Family Support Worker, Community Worker and Teaching Assistant.


Entry requirements

Entry onto the programme is by individual merit. 

Mature Candidates – experience can often be taken into consideration in lieu of formal qualifications. Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results.

We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area, and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

 To assess student suitability for their chosen course, we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications. The applicants will have to pass the written test and the interview with one of our academics to be accepted onto the programme.


To provide students with an opportunity to study for an award explicitly focussed on future employability and career progression in health and social care.

To introduce students’ to approaches, strategies and skills considered essential for employment within the specific health and social care context.

To provide students with an understanding about the health and social care sector, Public Health and Psychology.

To develop students’ emotional intelligence and their capacity to work effectively both autonomously and within a team.

To provide students with a range of learning experiences that are designed to assist students in the acquisition and application of knowledge.


This is a flexible full-time course that continues throughout the calendar year. As a result, a delivery pattern has been specifically designed to enable students to continue with other life and work commitments alongside their studies.

  • Academic and Employability Skills  (20 credits; compulsory
  • Digital Skills and Research Methods  (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Introduction to Health and Social Care  (20 credits; compulsory
  • Introduction to Public Health  (20 credits; compulsory
  • Professional Development within Health and Social Care  (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Psychology in Health and Social Care  (20 credits; compulsory)