This course has been designed to prepare you for a career in the Health and Social Care sector, giving you an overview of topics including individual rights and needs, inclusion, equality and diversity and health and safety, as well as specific area-related knowledge. You will attend external visits, attend classes with external speakers and undertake work experience.
What Will I Study?
This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.
Topics covered can include:
Vocational experience, including a work experience placement
Introduction to counselling
What Will I Need?
You will need:
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2/GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above)
A reference from your previous school/college
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
How Will I Be Assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year with practical assignments and written tests.
What Will It Cost?
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
What Can I Do After?
This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a HNC, HND, an apprenticeship or other employment.
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