What will I study? There are five exciting, mandatory units Working in health and social care, Safeguarding and protection in health and social care, Equality, diversity and rights in health, Human growth and development, Communication in health and social care then you need two further units form arrange of optional units including Anatomy and physiology for health and social care, Common care disorders, Creative activities in health and social care and Dementia awareness
How will I be assessed? You need to produce a Portfolio of evidence and all units within these qualifications are internally graded A* - D.
What previous qualifications or experience do I need? You will need at least GCSE English Language grade D/3 and a clear DBS check.
Who should take this course? Anyone who would like to pursue a career in the ever developing world of health and social care
How do I apply? The College standard entry criteria, which depends on the size and level of your programme, can be found by following this link. Other subject specific entry criteria may also apply, as detailed against each course. Please apply on online via UCAS Progress. Alternatively complete one of our Application Forms and return it to the address on the form, which can be downloaded from our website. All applicants will be invited to the College for an interview to discuss their course choice, before being made an offer of a place. Adult learners should call and speak to our Information, Advice and Guidance team for information about how to apply, please call 030 300 39699.
What qualifications will I achieve? You will achieve the level 2 Extended diploma in health and social care
What can I do after completing this course? You could progress onto a Level 3 programme and develop your knowledge and understating or you may choose to go into the workplace and undertake an apprenticeship
Are there any extra costs for equipment or materials? There is a small cost for the materials involved
What do other students say about this course? This is a brand new course but our current health care students report that they enjoy their course and feel safe in college
Additional information If you do not have a C in Maths or English we will give you the opportunity to gain this alongside your health and social care programme and this will make up your study programme
We also strongly recommend that you undertake a voluntary placement in the health care sector