Health and Social Care National Diploma

Entry Requirements:
Equivalent to 2 A Levels.
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English or Maths at grade C/4 or above.

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 qualification develops a deep common core of knowledge, understanding and skills in the sector through mandatory content.

Course Content
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 taking this qualification will study six mandatory units:
Human Lifespan Development
Working in Health and Social Care
Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
Promoting Public Health.
Optional units that cover biological or sociological topics relevant to the different parts of the sector to support progression to specialised degree programmes or careers in the sector.
To develop a better understanding of the demands of working in the sector and to demonstrate their commitment and interest in the sector when applying for further study, learners will be expected to complete a minimum of 100 hours' work experience as part of the course.
Optional units include:
Sociological Perspectives
Psychological Perspectives
Caring for Individuals with Additional Needs
Physiological Disorders.

How will I be assessed?
There are three external units assessed through exams. 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?
Students could progress into Higher Education or employment.


How to apply for this course

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