This is a two year course. The units studied as part of this course provide you with an in depth knowledge of key subject areas in Health and Social Care including:
• The role of the Health and Social Care Practitioner in meeting individuals’ needs through inclusive practice
• Theories of human growth and development
• The role and responsibilities of the Health and Social Care Practitioner in relation to safeguarding individuals
• The role and responsibilities of the Health and Social Care Practitioner in relation to infection prevention and control
• The functions of national and local Health and Social Care provision
•I dentifying and planning for professional development
The high level of knowledge and skills required to achieve this qualification enables you to progress to Higher Education within Health and Social Care, or a related field of study, as well as providing you with a strong basis on which to build within the workplace if that is your preferred future route into caring professions.
You should take this qualification if you want to progress to further learning at Level 4 or above in a related field of study. Upon completion of this qualification you will be able to access Higher Education and progress into a wide range of job roles within the Health and Social Care sector such as:
• Care Support Workers in adult residential settings.
• Healthcare Assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments.
• Care support workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services.
• Community-Based Support Workers
• Sheffield Hallam University accept this qualification for entry onto their child nursing course.
A four day educational visit to Euro Disney ensures students experience the wider application of their studies beyond the classroom.
5 GCSEs 9 – 4. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be considered on an individual basis.
• Equality, diversity and rights
• Human growth and development
• Infection prevention and control
• Working in Health and Social Care
• Reflective practice
• Psychological perspectives
• Sociological perspectives
The Examination Board for this course is NCFE CACHE.
The assessment for this course is 33% external assessment and 67% coursework portfolio. There is also a work experience element which requires you to undertake 75 hours volunteering with Health and Social Care providers over the 2 years of your course. It is your responsibility to secure a volunteering placement with a Health and Social provider before the course begins.
This course is especially well complemented by studying any of the following subjects:
• Childcare (note when studied alongside single childcare this will provide you with the equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A level subjects)
• Applied Science