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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

How long is the course?

1 year for the Certificate qualification, 2 years for the Subsidiary Diploma or Diploma.

Who is the course for?

Students who are wishing to work within the health and social care sector – nursing, midwifery, social work, support workers in hospitals, working in residential and nursing homes for elderly people or adults with learning difficulties.

How will I be assessed?

Through a range of internally assessed units. The number and title of the units depends of the qualification chosen.

What could I do after the course?

There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector. The course is awarded UCAS points and can therefore lead onto university courses in nursing, primary teaching, paramedic training, medical technician training or midwifery.

What else do I need to know?

There is also mandatory work experience for students completing the National Diploma.

What will I be studying?

There are a range of units, those taken by students will depend on the course they have opted for, and the units include:

  • Developing Effective Communication
  • Equality Diversity and Rights
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Development through the Life Stages
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Diet and Nutrition.

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