What opportunities will this course give me?
If you would like to attend a health and social care course with a dedicated work placement at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), then this is the course for you. You will work towards a CACHE level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care which will develop the knowledge to support progression in the industry, as well as developing relevant skills and behaviours through work placements within UHS. This will enable to you to experience differing specialisms during block placements. Over the two years you will also complete the health and social care Care Certificate which demonstrates basic national care standards and is recognised across the Health and Social Care sector.
Interviews and applications will be decided jointly by Eastleigh College and UHS with a selection day.
At the end of the programme, learners are guaranteed an interview with UHS (either by phone or face to face) for a Healthcare Support Worker role.
What will I be learning?
The course involves assignment work and work placements for two years.
An example of year 1 is: Terms 2 to 5 in college or hospital for taught lessons. Term 6 could be the first placement in a clinical area. This would be for the whole term, 4 days a week.
An example of year 2 is: Terms 1, 2, 3 & 5 in college or hospital for taught lessons. Term 4 & 6 could be a placement in a specialist area. This would be for the whole term, 4 days a week. There will be opportunities to apply to be ''bank'' staff at points during this second year.
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
- Health education
Why is this course for me?
Towards the end of the course you will be supported to be interview ready. Completion of the course guarantees you an interview for a Healthcare Support Worker vacancy if you have followed workplace values and have over 95% attendance at college and on work placement.
NB: A job is not guaranteed.
A role as a Healthcare Support Worker can lead to an opportunity to be ready to apply and undertake a Level 5 Nursing Associate Apprenticeship (2 year) or a Nurse Degree Apprenticeship at level 6 with (4 year programme no tuition fees) University Hospital Southampton or be ready for a university application locally or nationally.
How will my learning be enhanced?
The course is designed to give you real work experience in a hospital as well as a structured programme underpinning theory at college. You will be taught by a team of experienced lecturers and hospital staff using a variety of teaching methods; you will learn through a mixture of practical and theoretical work, both in and outside of college.
Your assignments in Health and Social Care are continually assessed, both in the classroom and while you are on work placement with teaching and nursing staff. Assessment is through a combination of written assignments and external assessments.
You will need to allow time to work on your assignments independently.
What do I need to sign up?
You should be motivated, enthusiastic and demonstrate compassion with a genuine desire and passion to work in the Healthcare sector. You should hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9 to 5 (A*- B), this must include both Maths and English at a minimum of a 4. You also require a positive school reference and you will have to complete a successful college interview and initial literacy and numeracy test.
Is there anything else I need to know?
You will require an enhanced DBS check and a uniform. You will need to provide evidence of up-to-date vaccinations as required by UHS. Please note, due to a change in Trust policy, all patient facing staff and students must have received both of their Covid-19 vaccinations. Evidence of your vaccination status will be required before you start placement. Prior to your work placement, you will need to attend an Occupational Health appointment at UHS where you will be offered a Hepatitis B vaccination. During this appointment you will need to disclose any medical conditions or injuries that may affect your work so that risk assessments can be conducted (if necessary) to ensure your safety and the safety of patients whilst on placement. Please contact IAG on Tel: (023) 8091 1000 for further information.
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.