How long is the course?
Full-time over two years.
How will I learn?
Lectures, seminars, group work, practical work and written work. Learners will also undertake a variety of work placements with children and adults in well-established organisations during the 2 year programme. This will enable learners to be able to apply knowledge to practice within the workplace.
What subjects will I study?
Units studied are intended to give high-level, broad-based knowledge to assist students to access a chosen career in the health care or social care field such as: interaction, social and psychological aspects of care, access and equal opportunities, clients’ rights, and physical aspects of health. Functional Skills form part of this qualification and will be assessed at the relevant levels.
Every full-time course will include a real experience of work.
Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.
How will I be assessed?
Continuous assessment i.e. assignments and placements and one integrated vocational assignment, nationally set.
There will be four externally (exam) assessed units over the 2 years.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no specific extra costs, just stationery for study.
What are the entry requirements?
Five GCSEs at grade C or above, grades 4/5 or above (including English and maths) or other equivalent qualifications. You will be required to attend an interview.
Students must have a clear DBS certificate.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
What opportunities will this lead to?
Students can progress on to university education in nursing, social work, or radiography at Furness College or university. Other routes are employment in the field of health and social care. Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview.