This course is ideal for students who are genuinely interested in caring for others and would like to work in the health and social care sector.
This course is aimed at school leavers or students progressing from a suitable Level 1 programme and will give students the opportunity to prepare for employment in the health and social care sector or progress to a vocationally related Level 3 course.
Students must have a minimum: 2 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including English or Maths and 3 GCSE's at grade 3. Progressing students from an equivalent qualification are also suitable.
Students will be studying a range of health and social care related topics such as introduction to a healthy lifestyle, introduction to working with service users and working within the health and social care sector. The units require applied learning that brings together knowledge and understanding with practical and technical skills. Students will develop essential transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis which are valued in both further education and the workplace.
Work experience is an essential part of this course.
Students' teaching is class room based but also in our fully-functioning hospital ward with three beds and a nursing station. The facilities also provide a care setting with bed, working kitchen and bathroom to enable students to understand the requirements for domiciliary care.
Students are expected to attend all timetabled sessions which cover the different units, tutorial and will give the opportunity to develop English and Maths skills further. Students will spend time on self-study to review class notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for exams.
Students are further expected to attend work placements which usually take place as a one or two-week block period.
Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in a range of work-related contexts and assessments:
- Work-related assignments such as essays, reports, case studies, research projects
All units have to be completed to gain the overall grade and qualification
The qualification provides the opportunity to progress directly into employment with a health and social care provider or to a vocationally related Level 3 course.
- All students will be required to complete a DBS check
- Students will be required to purchase a uniform