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Level 3

The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is a two-unit, three day course that will allow successful candidates to act as a first aider in their workplace. This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, allowing all participants to deal with an emergency situation with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way.

The course commences at 9.00am and finishes at 5.00pm each day, at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds, adhering to all strict Government guidelines regarding health and safety and social distancing.

The fee is inclusive of learning materials, Qualsafe Awards (QA) Registration and examination fees.

If delegates have undertaken and passed the QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First at Work within six weeks of undertaking the QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work, they only need to attend the final two days of training at a cost of £135

This course is suitable for those seeking to work professionally in the Health and care sector, providing a valuable foundation for progression onto university degree courses or employment. This course is an excellent choice for students interested in healthcare careers - nursing, midwifery, paramedic technician, physiotherapy and, within the social care sector - psychology and social work degrees.

One of the huge benefits of studying Health and Social care at college is the professional qualifications of all the teaching staff. The course is delivered by nurses, health visitors and other teachers who are professionally qualified in their field e.g. social work or additional needs specialist teachers. Students gain an excellent understanding of the professional values of the sector because all of our tutors have worked within the health and social care industry.

A compulsory part of the course is work placement and you will need to complete 100 hours each year to pass the course. Work placement is organised by the work placement team.

It is a full time course. You attend college three days per week and usually one day is out in placement throughout the college year. This offers the opportunity to work in a variety of adult health and social care settings.

 

On successful completion of year 1 students have are invited to continue into year 2 and complete the BTec Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

 

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This course provides a recognised route to higher education courses for all branches of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and other health care programmes. It may also lead to higher education degree courses in areas such as Health Studies, Psychology and Sociology. Access to Higher Education programmes are designed to meet the needs of students who may not have had the opportunity to enter higher education earlier in their lives. Classes are flexibly timetabled to meet the needs of student learners. The course can be studied over one academic year [two days (9-5pm), three days (9-3pm) or three evenings (6-9pm) per week].

This course provides a recognised route to higher education courses for all branches of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and other health care programmes. It may also lead to higher education degree courses in areas such as Health Studies, Psychology and Sociology. Access to Higher Education programmes are designed to meet the needs of students who may not have had the opportunity to enter higher education earlier in their lives. Classes are flexibly timetabled to meet the needs of student learners. The course can be studied over one academic year [two days (9-5pm).

Daytime Course

This course provides a recognised route to higher education courses for all branches of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and other health care programmes. It may also lead to higher education degree courses in areas such as Health Studies, Psychology and Sociology. Access to higher education programmes are designed to meet the needs of learners who may not have had the opportunity to enter higher education earlier in their lives. Classes are flexibly timetabled to meet the needs of learners.

Monday: 9.15 - 4.45 
Wednesday: 9.15 - 4.45 

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