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Social care

You want to help people – it’s who you are. But you know that improving lives takes professional training and real-world experience. We’ll give you everything you need to start helping others for a living.

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Renew Counselling
Available as:
4 years part-time
Course features
  • Become a professional counsellor who specialises in working with children and young adults
  • A vibrant course, designed to challenge you professionally, personally, and academically
  • Study at Renew Counselling in Chelmsford for specialist clinical training
Study in:
Renew Counselling
Available as:
1 year full-time
Course features
  • Designed for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists to top up their training
  • A vibrant course to challenge you professionally, personally, and academically
  • Enhance employability with a choice of two specialist routes: Counselling Adults or Counselling Children and Young People

Integrated Health and Social Care

Undergraduate - BSc (Hons)

Study in:
ARU Peterborough
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
6 years part-time
Course features
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of health and social care
  • Gain essential hands-on experience
  • Make a real difference to people's lives
Study in:
Distance learning
Available as:
1 year part-time Sept
,
1 year part-time Jan
,
2 years part-time Sept
,
2 years part-time Jan
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Chartered Management Institute

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Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
3 years full-time
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4 years with foundation
,
6 years part-time
Course features
Prepare for a career in professional services - including health, education and social care - that work together to support children, families and communities.

Mental Health

Postgraduate - MSc

Study in:
Chelmsford
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Distance learning
Available as:
1 year full-time
,
2 years part-time
Course features
  • Explore an issue that affects one in four people during their lifetime
  • Enhance your knowledge and understanding of mental health care
  • Choose how you study, with distance learning options available
Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Part-time
Course features
This programme is for health or social care practitioners with postgraduate qualifications who want to research a policy or practice issue that’s relevant to their area of work and use the findings to influence the way things are done.
Study in:
Chelmsford
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Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Make a substantial contribution to knowledge in your specialty, in the shape of published research. Work in an inspiring multidisciplinary setting that reflects latest trends in the field.

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