Level 3 Health and Social Work Professions
Type: Full-time
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including either Mathematics or English, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Mathematics or English at grade 4 or above.
Start Date: September 2020
Length: 2 Years
Course Overview

Year 1

With an anticipated national shortage within this sector, there is no better time than now to join this industry. During the first year of study, you will cover units such as psychology, sociology, anatomy and physiology, as well as effective communication, equality and diversity, health and safety and lifespan development through the life stages. Students will complete the Skills for Health Care Certificate in Year 1, a recognised qualification for employment in the sector. There is an option for students to embark on the NHS Health Cadets Scheme and A&E Cadets. For your second year, you will choose to specialise in either Health Professions or Social Care.

Year 2

Students will have the option to base assessments and work placements around their intended destination in health or social care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What will I learn?

Units may include: 

  • Developing effective communication
  • Equality and diversity
  • Health, safety and security
  • Development through the life stage
  • Personal professional development
  • Working in the social care sector Caring for individuals with different needs
  • Dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Dementia care

 

 

 

 

How will the course be assessed?

These units are assessed internally through a range of presentations, report writing, health campaigns, essays and professional interviews.

Materials and other information

As a Level 3 Health and Social Work Professions student, you may have the opportunity to join the Health Cadets programme with the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT). This competitive programme includes extensive work experience at all ELHT establishments, alongside practical career related training. Students receive an exciting programme of events, presentations, mentorships and work experience, all aimed at helping you to determine your health-related career path. The Cadets is a challenging yet rewarding programme, providing excellent routes into professional training for clinical careers, such as radiography, speech and language therapy, nursing, mental health, dietetics or occupational therapy, as well as university.

A DBS is required for this course. The cost is covered by the College.

A&E Cadets

Students can choose to join the A&E Cadets alongside their course. You will gain:

  • A CIEH Level 3 in First Aid
  • A Heartstart Instructor’s qualification
  • A Community First Responder insight (through the North West Ambulance Service)

 

 

Health Cadets

As a Level 3 Health and Social Work Professions student, you may have the opportunity to join the Health Cadets programme with the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT). This competitive programme includes extensive work experience at all ELHT establishments, alongside practical career related training. Students receive an exciting and insightful programme of events, presentations, mentorships and work experience, all aimed at helping you to determine your health related career path. The Cadets is a challenging yet rewarding programme, providing excellent routes into professional training for clinical careers, such as radiography, speech and language therapy, nursing, mental health, dietetics or occupational therapy, as well as university.

 

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