About the course
The Health and Social Care course is a substantial academic and vocational qualification, the equivalent to studying 3 A-Levels, which provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and real-life skills surrounding our Health and Social care Sector.
It is a two-year programme involving modules such as Safe practice, Nutrition, Psychology, Lifespan development, Anatomy and Physiology and Public Health. Learners will be assessed through a variety of methods; these involve both internal and external assessments which will allow learners to develop their vocational and study skills.
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs Grade 4/5 and above including Math's AND English
Equivalent to 3 A-Levels after two years
What you'll learn (core modules)
Topics covered: Lifespan, Anatomy, Care needs, Psychological practice. (2 exams per year and coursework throughout)
Work experience: Yes - 100 hours over the first years
Benefits, skills and character strengths
Additionally, there is a specialised work placement for students that enable them to complete work set projects that develop workplace skills in order to prepare for vocationally based future educational programmes. This is supported by many regional health and social care providers, including care, health, and social environments as well as specialist schools.
How will I be assessed?
There is a mixture of internal assessments and external examinations
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
In a specialist area in the college dedicated to Health, Care and Science
Where will the course take me?
Where can it take you?
This could progress to University, direct into work, apprentices within the NHS and much more. Learners will be supported with their progression towards higher education and future employment based within the health and social care sectors. They will be given the opportunity to gain valuable work-related training and support to develop professional practices.
Will I need any materials or equipment?
2 Work placement shirts are required
recommended course text books
How much will it cost?
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Come to an Open Event - Apply online
Days & times
Starting September 2023