You will study 20 units within the qualification - this includes 10 units per year covering the below themes and more:
- Equality, Diversity and Rights
- Human Growth and Development
- Safeguarding and protection of children, young people and adults
- Infection, prevention and control
- Psychological Perspectives
- Sociological Perspectives
- Working in health and social care
- Personal Development and Reflective Practice
- Empowerment in health and social care
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Physiology of co-ordination
- Mental health
There may also be opportunity to choose from more specialist unit pathways such as Dementia Care, Physiology of Ageing, Family issues and Science of Nutrition
You will develop the skills to care for others and the responsibilities of working as a professional in a care environment
Year 1 - You will be assessed through your course work, one externally marked piece of work and your work placement.
Year 2 - You will be assessed through your course work, one externally marked piece of work, your work placement and one short answer exam.
This course is delivered at Quarry Hill Campus.
Minimum grade requirements:
5x grade C/4 at GCSE including English and Maths at grade C/4. Minimum grade D/3 in GCSE Science (or equivalent)
Grade 4/C in Science is desireable and recommended to support completion of the course and successful progression routes
Successful interview and demonstration of appropriate sector care values.
To complete the course successfully you must be able and willing to independently complete a minimum number of work experience hours within a relevant health and social care setting.
All candidates must be committed to working in the Health and Social Care sector, be caring, creative and energetic, have a sense of humour and a lively and outgoing personality.
To work with children (under 18) or vulnerable adults, students will need to complete an enhanced disclosure check for the Disclosure and Barring Services. The college will organise this for you but if your course is not fully funded (ie; you are not 16-18 or on certain benefits) then you will have to pay. The estimated cost of the DBS Check is £54. Full details regarding payment and documents required will be provided prior to enrolment.
Year 1 - Achieving year 1 of this course will allow you to progress onto the 2nd year and achieve the full extended diploma.
Year 2 - You will receive advice on careers and further study during your course. After successful completion of the course you can choose to:
- Progress to university to study subjects such as Social Policy, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing, Social Work, Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Youth and Community Work, and Counselling.
- Seek relevant employment in Health and Social Care.
- Apply for an apprenticeship in Health and Social Care/Clinical Support Work.