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Health & Social Care

  • Childcare
  • Health and Care
  • Health and Care
  • Childcare
  • Childcare

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Due to our ageing population, nursing and care are becoming ever more necessary. Our courses prepare you for providing the specialist care that vulnerable people of all ages need. Specialist training is given for those wishing to work in care homes and in social care settings (e.g. hospices, care homes for the elderly or for people with disabilities or mental illness).

WHAT WILL I DO?

You will learn a wide range of skills including anatomy and physiology; personal and professional development; safeguarding and dementia care. Part of your course will be in College and part in the community so that you gain experience of working in a variety of health and social care settings, benefiting from practical, hands-on training. The College has strong links with MENCAP, Age UK, Streets2Homes and Princess Alexandra Hospital, allowing you to benefit from their experience.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Higher education in areas such as nursing, midwifery, social work and psychology. Career opportunities in areas such as nursing, social work, midwifery, mental health nursing, teaching and counselling. You could also undertake an Apprenticeship in a related subject.

Childcare and Health & Social Care

You will gain basic skills and knowledge required to progress in the childcare and health & social care professions. You will also gain practical experience within childcare and health & social care environments.

Early Childhood Education and Care Higher National Certificate & Diploma

This course provides extensive knowledge of professional development, the Early Years curriculum along with communication, values & leadership for advanced Early Years Practitioners. You will gain an understanding of the stages and sequences of brain development, physical development and social skills. Most significantly, you will gain professional status enabling you to work with children or progress to university to complete an Early Years Degree, Teaching Degree or a Degree in Childhood studies.

Health & Social Care Foundation Diploma

This course provides thorough training for those wishing to work in care homes and in a social care settings (e.g. hospices, care homes for the elderly or for people with disabilities or mental illness). You will undertake part of your course in college and part in training placements in the community so that you gain experience of working in a variety of health and social care settings. This enables you to gain practical, hands on training.

Health & Social Care Level 2

This course is suitable for those who have no previous experience in health and social care but wish to pursue a career in this sector. The course is assignment based, with a minimum of 60 hours of work experience. Those who only need to do one GCSE resit will also do half a day a week volunteering, which will enhance their employability on completion of the programme.

Health & Social Care Level 3

This one year course is designed to provide a broad educational basis for further training, further education or for moving into employment within the health and social care sector. It offers 60 hours of work experience linked to students' specific area of interest.

Health & Social Care – Access to Higher Education Diploma

This course is for those who do not have the relevant experience or qualifications to progress to university. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a career in Health and Social Care. You will learn and apply the theoretical and practical knowledge required for working the Health and Care field. Many of our former students are now pursuing new careers and seeing changes in their lives they never thought possible.

Healthcare Practice Higher National Certificate

This course boasts a real-world integrated approach to learning in the healthcare sector. It has been designed to equip students with the healthcare practice skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global health and social care environment. Students will be able to progress on to the Level 5 HND in Healthcare Practice. Students also have the option of converting their qualification into a degree by studying an additional year at university.  

Healthcare Practice Higher National Diploma

The course covers a range of subjects including innovation and improvement, person-centred practice, care planning processes, supporting individuals through significant life events, supporting team and partnerships, psychophysiological disorders, and health psychology. Classes are taught though face-to-face lectures and one-to-one meetings. Students will engage in group work, research projects and flip-learning.

T Level Health Level 3

T Levels are designed to deliver world-class technical education and give you a new choice after GCSEs. The Health T level has been designed with leading businesses and employers in the sector and gives you: 

  • A thorough understanding of concepts and theories of the health sector.
  • The opportunity to solve real life problems in the health sector.
  • Valuable experience of learning from the experts through working side-by-side with those in the health sector on your industry placement. You will have the chance to learn what this career is like in the real world, while you continue your studies.
  • Specialist knowledge and skills relating to supporting the adult nursing team.

T Level Pathway – Health & Social Care

Health and social care is about supporting and caring for those of all ages. A job in this sector is demanding and challenging but also very rewarding.

This course offers four units that enable learners to gain an insight into the sector. It is suitable for those who have no previous experience in health and social care but may wish to peruse a career in this sector. This course is assignment based, with a minimum of 60 hours of work experience. Those who only need to do one GCSE, will complete half a day a week, volunteering. This will enhance their employability on completion of the programme.

This course offers the first step into a career in health and social care and could also lead to the T level 3 course, if the criteria is met.