5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including English
and ideally Maths or an appropriate NVQ Level 2 or Intermediate
qualification. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to
make sure this is the right level for you.
All learners will need a clear DBS prior to
the start of the course and be required to
purchase a uniform.
How Is It Assessed
Progress is assessed during the course through unit based assignments, case studies and placement reports. You will also be encouraged to evaluate your progress through your Individual Learning Plan and developments. A pass, merit or distinction will be awarded for each unit where tutors will be supporting you to aim high and reach your full potential.
How Is It Taught
Taught sessions will be a combination of theory classes, discussions, workshops and practical activities and independent study to meet the learning styles of all learners. Practical assessments will be carried out in a placement to assess your work based competency.
What Could I do Next
If you decide to go on to University you could study nursing, management in health and care, social policy, social work, sociology, or psychology. If you want to go straight into employment you could work in a variety of healthcare settings.
What Else Do I Need To Know
A practical, work-related course is equivalent to two/three A-Levels and prepares candidates for careers including nursing, social work, residential care management, and the Health service. Learners will attend a work placement for 2 days each week and must have a clear DBS check prior to the start of the course. Learners are expected to purchase and wear a uniform both in college and the workplace. Some subjects include: - Developing effective communication - Anatomy and Physiology - Sociological perspectives for Health and Social care - Equality, diversity and rights - Personal and Professional Development - Safeguarding Adults and promoting independence Please note: It takes 2 years to complete this full Level 3 qualification. Progression to the second year of the course is subject to successful achievement of the first year of the course.