Why Should You Take This Course?
This course allows students to explore and investigate the Health and Social Care sector through the delivery if a range of diverse units. The course provides the ideal foundation for those pursuing careers/progression into the sector by providing a practical and active learning experience.
The course is designed for students with an interest in a career in the health service or social care sector. It will focus on a wide range of settings and client groups. Students will be expected to attend placement for a minimum of 50 hours in a range of settings over the duration of the two years. This course is the equivalent of 1 A Level.
The mandatory content of the qualification incorporates topics relevant across the Health and Social Care sector:
• Human Lifespan Development
• Working in Health and Social Care
• Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs.
Students will also study one optional unit that covers the biological and sociological topics relevant to the different parts of the sector to support their progression to specialised degree programmes in the sector.
How will I be assessed?
There are two external units assessed through exams. One in the first years and one in the second year. The remained of the units are assessed internally through assignments/projects, case studies and practical work.
Are there any special expenses?
Students will be expected to pay for their own transport to and from placement, a DBS check and uniform. There will be some trips and visits, which will incur travelling costs and will be a compulsory part of the course.
What could I do next?
The qualification supports access to a range of higher education courses possibly, but not exclusively, in Health and Social Care, if taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications. The qualification typically makes up one-third of a study programme. This course in combination with other appropriate subjects studied could lead on to any health or social care degree course, such as Nursing, Midwifery, Social work or Allied health professions such as Physiotherapy, Radiography or Occupational Therapy.
If you wish to apply for 2020-2021 academic year, please complete the online application form.