Are you caring, patient, observant and logical? Do you want to make a difference and have a rewarding career supporting others? Then this level 3 course is the course for you!
This is a full time, 2-year study programme, which covers a range of health and social care topics, which are assessed internally and externally. Learners will prepare for a health-related career with this Health and Social Care course, equivalent to A Levels. It will give you the opportunity to develop your academic and writing skills and apply your knowledge to a real-life setting during practical work experience.
Some of the topics covered are:
● Safeguarding adults
● Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
● Research methodology for health and social care
● Public health
Upon achievement of the Certificate qualification, learners will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (year 2). The Extended Diploma supports learners’ access to Higher Education and progression into a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector. This course is for learners who would like to work with individuals who may be vulnerable and/ or require some additional support with tasks of daily living. This qualification promotes high quality care and support and have been mapped to the standards within the Care Certificate which forms part of the apprenticeship standards.
Subject teachers have industry experience which is shared with learners. This provides a stimulating learning environment and promotes positive learning. The course will also help develop those all-important employability skills that will help you decide on your career path. On this 2-year course, you are required to have a disclosure and barring service check (DBS); this allows you to access the work experience that is required to develop your skill set within health and social care. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a real life insight into health and social care provision. Alongside the course, you will also attend visits and trips to support and enhance your classroom delivery such as University trips and UCAS convention.
Learners should have 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including mathematics and/ or English. You will be required to re-sit your English and/ or mathematics alongside your health and social care course (If you do not already have grade 4). You will be interviewed by the subject teachers and should be enthusiastic about working with individuals who may be vulnerable and/ or require some additional support with tasks of daily living.
You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods including discussions, displays, case studies, presentations, written work and external exams. The course is graded A*- D.
On successful completion of this 2-year qualification you can progress onto:
● University/ Higher Education
● Full time employment in the health and social care sector such as Adult Residential Care Home, Day Centre, Children's Centre or Health Centre.
● Advanced Apprenticeship