Course Details

  • This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills essential to the health and social care sector, and to support progression into Higher Education or the workplace.

    Areas of study include a range of both theory and practice relating to working in health and social care. Learners will be required to attend 175 hours of work placement in a real work environment to support their learning.

    Learners will be able to develop an understanding of both sociological and psychological perspectives, determine the importance of equality, diversity and rights in health and social care, and conduct reflective practice.

    Other areas of study on this qualification include human growth and development, safeguarding practices, infection prevention and control, and the core communication skills needed for a career in health and social care.

    Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to access Higher Education and progress into a wide range of job roles within the health and social care sector.

  • Applicants must possess 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English (Functional Skills Level 2 English or equivalent will be considered).

  • Over the course of your studies, you will complete a number of assessments including:
    • Portfolio work
    • Coursework
    • Extended Assessments

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners will be able to progress onto further learning at a higher level in Health and Social Care. The development of transferable skills means that learners can also choose a study programme from alternative sectors.

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  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?
    Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!

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