This course covers all aspects of working in health and social care, including lifespan development, cultural diversity, and communication skills among others. Students will study key skills in IT, numeracy and communication. You will be given the opportunity to complete work experience of a minmimum of 60 hours in a health or social care setting. Practical activities undertaken in this setting will link thoery to practice.
How is the course taught
You will have a mixture of group activities, discussions some lectures and practical activities. You will complete a minimum of 60 hours work experience placement.
You are assessed through a mixture of assignments and portfolio tasks, with a multiple choice test. You must achieve a Pass for your work experience from your placement supervisor.
Course leads to
With an overall merit or distinction grade you can apply for the Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Care or Health Studies. You could gain employment in a range of careers e.g. within the caring professions, education, health and social care.