EDX L3 Nat Dip in Health & Social Care
What is this course about?
This is a full time, 2 year course, perfect if you want to work in health and social care. The course will support you in progression to University to courses such as Nursing, Paramedic Science, Midwifery and Social Work, or directly into work within the health and social care sector. Social care is about helping people with individual needs such as those who have a disability, the elderly or people with learning difficulties. Carers can work in a home or in a care home or in the local community. Your programme of study includes compulsory work experience to give you the employability skills needed to work in the health and social care field. Study includes, development through life stages, equality, diversity and safeguarding. You will learn the anatomy and physiology behind health and social care and how to care for young people and the elderly. English and Maths will also form an important part of your course, as these are skills we use in all aspects of our study, work and everyday life.
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 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.
How will I be 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.
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
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.