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Health & Social Care

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care
  • Daily living needs
  • Health and social care procedures * supporting individuals with dementia
  • Promoting mental health and well-being.

At least 35 of these credits must be at Level 3 or above.

Entry Requirements

Completion of a level 2 diploma in health and social care Advanced DBS Paid or voluntary related work placement Good Writing skills

  • Unit breakdown, Progression & More...

    Assessment Method

    The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

    Aims of the course

    All those who wish to work or are working in a lead adult care worker role with adults in health and social care settings

    Progression Opportunities

    Learners can progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care. Learners may also progress onto qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

    Facilities

    The majority of lessons will take place in a classroom with access to lab tops. In addition, students will use ICT labs to develop research skills and proficiency in relevant computer software.

    Career Options

    Career options on completion Learners can progress into employment in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings within job roles such as: *

    • Senior Care Support Worker
    • Lead Personal Assistant.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 07/09/2020
End Date 02/07/2021

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 2,882 p/year
24+ £2,882 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Senior care workers

£25,000

Care workers and home carers

£35,000

Nurses

£56,000

Serifat Kareem

Serifat Kareem

Coming to Lewisham College gave me time to truly think about what I wanted to do as an undergraduate student, it really helped my decision to study for a Master’s afterwards – particularly the 'Professional Development' module.

Saikou Sanyang

Saikou Sanyang

We had a great bond as a class, and our course tutor was always willing to go the extra mile to support learners. I feel that I have really grown both personally and professionally.

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