What opportunities will this course give me?
A Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care gives learners the opportunity to gain employment in a range of jobs in the health and social care sector. Previous learners have progressed on to employment as care assistants, health care assistants, apprentices or to work in the care sector.
This qualification also supports progression onto various apprenticeships or a full-time Level 3 Health and Social Care or Level 3 Early Years qualification.
What will I be learning?
You will study core subject areas in health and social care to support progression to further learning or the work place. The programme includes work placement for one day per week which can take place in a care setting of the student's choosing.
The course is assessment based, and covers the foundation information that practitioner's require to work with vulnerable service users.
The mandatory units include:
• Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
• Human growth and development
• Safeguarding and protection in health and social care.
English and maths GCSEs will be studied by learners who have not previously achieved these subjects.
In addition to the qualification, students will also complete a level 1 vocationally relevant qualification.
Why is this course for me?
You will have on-going written assessments which are internally assessed. You will attend a work placement for one day per week.
How will my learning be enhanced?
To enhance and enrich learner's experiences at college they will also take part in workshops and benefit from visiting speakers from the sector.
What do I need to sign up?
You should be organised, have excellent communication skills and be confident to work alongside others and use your own initiative.
You will need 4 GCSEs at Grade 9-3 including English and Maths.
All learners without a GCSE at grade A*-C or 9-4 in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme. Therefore, if you enter a programme with a Grade 3 in English or Maths, you will be required to take English or Maths as well.
You will require an interview with subject specialist staff to ensure you have a good understanding of the course you are applying for. Attendance and attainment reports from previous education will also be required.
Adult learners may apply for any of our full time and apprenticeship programmes and your vocational experience will also be taken into consideration alongside existing qualifications.
The programme is fully funded for learners aged 16-18. Fees may apply for 19+.
Is there anything else I need to know?
All learners enrolled on a full-time study programme are expected to attend a compulsory work or industry placement during their course. The number of hours of placement will vary from 35 hours through to 750 hours, this variance is due to the differing types of assessment on each course.
Learners should be aware that this is compulsory part of their study programme and work / industry placements will take place during the college week.
For any work experience placements you will need to provide suitable clothing and footwear, and manage your own travel costs. Learners are required to purchase their own study equipment such as stationery.
There is a mandatory requirement for learners to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in order to attend work placement. The DBS application and associated ID evidence must be processed by October half term for learners to continue further with their course.
For learners aged 19+ the price is upon application only, and after receiving information, advice & guidance.
The Level 2 Health and Social course (CAFD) is graded (D-A*) and an A/A* learner could progress onto either Level 3 Early Years or Level 3 Health and Social Care course, provided they have achieved English and maths and tick other boxes (attendance, behaviour etc.) Those who do not achieve English & maths can progress to a L2 Early Years Apprenticeship.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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