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Your Study Options

Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    About the course

    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.

    Entry requirements

    4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language or a Merit grade or above from Level 2 Health & Social Care. DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance.

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

    Educational visits contribution £150. DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check £45. Textbooks approximate cost £60.

    Awarding Body

    OCR

    Why study?

    If you wish to progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma or you are looking work in the health & social care sector.

    Where will this course take me?

    • Progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma
    • Work in the health & social care sector

     

    Core modules

    • Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care
    • Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
    • Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care
    • Development Through the Life Stages
    • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
    • Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care
    • Psychological Perspectives for Health & Social Care

    Optional modules

    • Complimentary therapies in health and social care
    • Research methodology
    • Safeguarding
    • Dementia care
    • Plus 5 others TBC

    How will I be assessed?

    External exams, production of a portfolio consisting of a variety of assessment evidence to support achievement in various units. This might entail recorded discussions, reflective accounts, observational reports, recorded interviews, case studies, scrap books, videos, care plans, job descriptions, record keeping and health and safety and security posters.

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Educational visits contribution £150. DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check £45. Textbooks approximate cost £60.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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