What opportunities will this course give me?
This qualification provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills essential to the health and social care sector and supports progression into Higher Education or the work place.
Successful learners can access a wide range of job opportunities, supporting different service user groups in a variety of settings. These include people with physical disabilities, older people, individuals with learning disabilities, mental health issues and children and families. Settings include hospitals, care homes, community and supported living/group homes.
Working in the sector requires ongoing training. Development opportunities are available up to Higher Education level. Higher Education progression routes include Higher Apprenticeships or Degrees in adult nursing, child nursing, mental health nursing, midwifery, learning disability nursing and social work.
What will I be learning?
This two year programme offers progression from the Certificate through to the Extended Diploma, dependent on your grades and achievement in year one.
You will study mandatory units covering key subjects such as:
• Equality, diversity and rights
• Human growth and development
• Safeguarding and protection
• Communication in health and social care
• Infection prevention and control
• Psychological and sociological perspectives
• Reflective practice
• Anatomy and physiology.
You will also undertake work placements in real work environments to support your learning, observe professional practice in action and gain valuable employability skills.
Any learner beginning the course without a GCSE A*- C / 9-4 grade or Functional Skills Level 2 in English or maths will be required to undertake a GCSE programme.
Why is this course for me?
You will be taught by a team of experienced lecturers using a variety of teaching methods; you will learn through a mixture of practical and theoretical work, both in and outside of college.
Assessment is through a combination of written assignments and external assessments. Learners are timetabled to attend college over three days and are expected to spend the rest of the week at placement and/or completing self-directed study outside of class.
Year One learners will be interviewed to determine suitability for Year Two progression.
What do I need to sign up?
You will require 5 GCSEs at grade A*- C / 9-4 including English or successful completion of a Level 2 qualification at an A/A* grade.
You will need to undertake an interview in college demonstrating your interest and commitment to study in this vocational area. You will need to be organised, motivated, have excellent communication skills and be confident to work with others and use your own initiative.
Successful completion of Year 1 of a Level 3 programme is a pre-requisite to entry onto Year 2.
Is there anything else I need to know?
There is a mandatory requirement for students 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.
Learners are required to provide their own stationery and encouraged to purchase a core textbook, details of which can be obtained at the start of the year.
If you show that you have true potential in the early weeks there could be an opportunity to apply for our other level 3 hybrid Health and Social Care in conjunction with University Hospital - Southampton.
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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School-leavers on NHS career path thanks to a unique care course
A pioneering group of learners who left school last year wishing to work within healthcare have now completed the first year of a unique Health and Social Care study programme at Eastleigh College that features a dedicated work placement at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).
Unique course for tomorrow's healthcare professionals
An innovative and exciting Level 3 Health & Social Care course has been launched for Sept 2020. The learning programme has been developed in partnership between Eastleigh College and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, and offers a unique introduction to school and college leavers with a desire to work in a range of clinical healthcare roles including nursing, midwifery and occupational therapy. The study programme is the first of its kind, and is likely to be even more popular following the government's recent announcement of a £5,000 per year NHS bursary scheme.