Certificate in Higher Education: Community Health and Wellbeing

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Health, Care and Early Years

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
17 September 2024

In a nutshell

You will learn about about human anatomy and physiology, community health issues, healthcare law and ethics and develop a range of practical skills for use in community health and wellbeing. You will improve your general communication, team working, time management and IT skills so that you are able to work in a range of settings.

This course is specifically designed for a career in public health or social care management or to support you to potentially progress onto a health course at university such as nursing, midwifery and paramedic science.

This course is for you if...

... You currently work in the health and care sector or aspire to
... You want to further develop your career
... You’re considering further progression onto a another course allied to health care

What will I be doing?

During the academic year you will complete modules including:

  • Investigating Health and Wellbeing
  • Law, Ethics and Policy
  • Professional Development 1
  • Human Health and Disease
  • Study Skills for Higher Education

Methods of assessment whilst you are on the programme:

Assessment methods that you will engage with during your time studying with us include report writing, presentations, developing academic posters, reflective writing, work-based portfolios, literature reviews, analysing complex cases and managing change. Other methods used are essays, MCQ tests, presentations, poster presentations, assessment centre tests, exams and group work.

Following successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education at Level 4.

What is expected of me?

You would usually need at least one of the following:

48 UCAS points - UCAS tariff calculator

Access to HE where you have achieved a Pass Diploma with 45 Passes


GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Maths and English Language (or equivalent).

Please also note that applications to the course will be considered on an individual basis. Typical entry requirements are detailed above but if you don’t meet these criteria, then your work and life experience will be taken into consideration.


What comes next?

You can potentially apply for a nursing or a healthcare degree (subject to fulfilling any additional entry requirements for the chosen course) or progress onto a year two of our Foundation Degree in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Management, which is offered at our Torfaen learning Zone (Cwmbran).

Alternatively, following this programme you could go on to employment in a range of healthcare organisations, such as the NHS, community health projects, private sector, rehabilitation work or social care. You can also apply for other health-related courses such as nursing, midwifery and social care, social work and public health.


Additional information

This course is franchised by the University of South Wales.

You may require books from a reading list, however you will be encouraged to use the library and online resources.

We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement.

At Coleg Gwent, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.

If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we will write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.

UCAS code 4A82


Where can I study Certificate in Higher Education: Community Health and Wellbeing?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 17 September 2024

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team