What opportunities will this course give me?
On successful completion of the T Level, learners can access a wide range of job opportunities, supporting different service user groups in a variety of settings. These include individuals 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. Progression to Higher Education can also be made for nursing, social work, and other relevant areas as the qualification attracts UCAS points, (this is grade dependent).
What will I be learning?
In Year 1 the Core Component provides a high-level foundation of knowledge and skills that are relevant to all occupational specialisms within this qualification. Topics include providing person-centred care, health and wellbeing and infection prevention and control in health specific subjects. In Year 2 learners will complete two occupational specialisms: supporting healthcare and supporting the adult nursing team.
Why is this course for me?
Successful completion of the course will enable you to work as a fully qualified Level 3 practitioner. If you wish to study at university then the course has UCAS points (course grade dependent).
How will my learning be enhanced?
During the course, you will need to complete a minimum of 375 placement hours in appropriate settings. There is the opportunity for learners to complete clinical placements at University Hospital Southampton. Guest speakers from a range of professions will visit to share their knowledge and experiences.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Professionals from University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust deliver teaching sessions to help learners understand what working within an acute hospital setting is like. 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 workplace. Learners who complete three clinical block placements at University Hospital Southampton will also achieve the Care Certificate. Learners are also able to progress onto local university courses including paramedic science, adult nursing, mental health nursing, health and social care, social work, midwifery, child nursing and dual field adult and child nursing.
What do I need to sign up?
This programme is suitable for 16 - 19 year olds. A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4, including Grade 4 in English, Maths and Science is required. For internal progression it is expected that you will have achieved a minimum of an A at Level 2 and have achieved GCSE English, Maths and Science at Grade 4 or higher as well as demonstrating that you have upheld the college values. You must attend an interview and demonstrate an interest in health and social care and commitment to study. You will also require a satisfactory DBS check.
Learners completing clinical placements will need to undergo an Occupational Health check, as well as providing evidence of up to date vaccinations. As part of this process learners will also be offered a Hepatitis B vaccination.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Additional costs incurred may include purchasing a relevant text book, stationery, memory stick and College polo shirts for the work placements. There is a mandatory requirement for students to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in order to attend work placement. This course is only for learners aged 16-18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP)
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.