Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care at CU Scarborough

The health and social care sector is arguably one of the most important sectors in the UK, as health, illness and care impact many areas of our lives. The Health and Social Care courses at CU Scarborough provide theoretical and practical learning modules that underpin knowledge and understanding of concepts of health care, practice and the changing context of health care delivery.

The Health and Social Care courses on offer look at a wide range of health issues in not only the UK but also provide international perspectives. Being a student at CU Scarborough will allow you to understand how collaborative practice enhances the health and social care profession and how it differs across different life stages and contexts.

Working in the health and social care industry involves analysing factors that influence health, both physical and mental and the impact of care on patients. Important skills needed for working in the industry are developed, including research skills, reflective, safe and effective practice and collaborative working.

All the qualifications gained at CU Scarborough are accredited and awarded by Coventry University.

Progression Route

At CUS we offer several courses in the health sector. These range from Foundation Years to Higher National Certificates (HNC), Higher National Diplomas (HND) and BA (Hons) Degrees.


Studying at CU Scarborough will provide you with the opportunity to apply for jobs that will contribute to reducing the causes of ill health, improving people’s health and managing the public’s overall wellbeing. The community studies aspect of our courses aims to provide employment opportunities in developing and strengthening communities within the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Is CU Scarborough right for you?

Choosing the correct educational institution is an important life decision, one that CU Scarborough aims to make easier for you. All of the courses we offer are available to you on a full time or part time basis so that students are able to fit their studies in with their normal everyday lives.