This course is for those aged 16 to 18 year and adults aged 19+. It will develop your knowledge of health and social care practice, ways of working to support and empower service users, as well as equal opportunities and clients' health and safety. As a student on this programme, and you will also further develop your English and mathematics skills.
The entry requirements are as follows:
- Two GSCEs (one MUST be English) at grades A or B - or successful completion of a Level 2 substantial qualification in a related subject
- An initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English and Mathematical ability
- A satisfactory reference
- A substantial qualification in a related subject.
Unit breakdown, Progression & More...
There are two external (exam based) assessments and the remainder are internal assessed assignments.
Aims of the course
The aim of the course is to enable learners to develop their skills for working in the health and social care sector. You will be able to apply existing knowledge and skills through various tasks and assessments, adding these to your existing practice and skills in order to promote best practice.
On successful completion of the course, you may be able to progress onto the 2nd year of the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. If you do not wish to undertake further study, this course is certificated and will allow you to provide evidence to employers for study at Level 3.
Students will be based in the classroom for most of the time, although activities both in and out of college are also organised. You will have access to learning resources such as books, journals and computers, and also get the chance to attend conferences and exhibitions.
On completion of the course you may be able to use this qualification to gain employment in various health and social care settings, including: health assistant, support worker, youth worker.