Level 3 Health and Social Care
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 2021
Length: 2 Years
Course Overview

Year 1
Technical Certificate in Health and Social Care With an anticipated national shortage within this sector, there is no better time to join this industry. During the first year of study, you will cover units such as Health and Safety, Safeguarding to Infection Prevention and Control, Human Growth and Development. There is an option for students to embark on the NHS Health Cadets Scheme and A&E Cadets.

Year 2
Technical Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care You will be given insight into a broad range of careers. You will learn about Empowerment, Anatomy and Physiology, Mental Health and Family Issues in Health and Social Care. The research project is an opportunity for students to focus on an area of health and social care that interests them, which can be linked to their
career options.

 

What will I learn?

During the first year of study, you will cover units such as Health and Safety, Safeguarding to Infection Prevention and Control, Human Growth and Development. There is an option for students to embark on the NHS Health Cadets Scheme and A&E Cadets.

During the second year you will be given insight into a broad range of careers. You will learn about Empowerment, Anatomy and Physiology, Mental Health and Family Issues in Health and Social Care.

As a Level 3 Health and Social Care 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. Students will undertake the Skills for Care Certificate (a recognised qualification for employment in the sector) during the programme.

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

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

 

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