PRE-ACCESS Health and Social care Professions

Extended Certificate Health & Social Care

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Extended Certificate
Subject Area
Health & Social Care
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Openshaw Campus
(Part Time Non Released - 1 year)

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Are you passionate about looking after others? Would you like to get paid to care for those who need your help? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people around you? If this sounds like you, then this Diploma in Health and Social Care Professions is perfect.

On this level 2 diploma, you'll further your knowledge on health and social care and take a deeper dive into the wide range of key ideas across the health & social care professions.

You'll focus on the principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care, safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and child and young person development. You will also explore human physiology for human care, the principles of communication in an adult social care setting and gain an introduction into criminology.

You will require Level one English and Maths Functional Skills (FS) or above to start the course. Depending on your starting qualifications, you can study Maths and English FS Level 2, or GCSE English and Maths alongside the course.

You should also be interested in human behavior and have a genuine passion for people and their problems. Good communication skills are also necessary.

We will ask all applicants to come and visit us for an interview, and possibly complete an online English and Maths test before offering you a place.

Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSEs in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements. School Leaver Entry Requirements

Throughout this course, you'll be assessed through the building of a portfolio of evidence. The assessments can take a variety of forms, including written assessments, producing PowerPoint presentations, taking part in interviews and question & answer sessions.

Once you've completed this level 2 diploma, you'll be able to advance into a variety of areas including nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, social care, social policy and social work. There are a number of options to choose from in health and social care here at The Manchester College.

This will give you a more in-depth look at the industry, and help you to advance onto a number of different career opportunities in health and social care. You might wish to work in nursing or counselling, physiotherapy or psychology – the choice is yours! Look at potential careers here !

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This course is free to take for anyone between the ages of 16 and 18, but if you don't fall into this category you might need to pay tuition fees, depending on your circumstances.

There's lots of help available to make sure you can afford college, including a number of different funding options, tuition fee loans, bursaries and special grants. We've put all the information together to make it easier to understand and find what support you can get on our dedicated finance page. Fees, Funding and Finance

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If you're struggling to decide whether this course is for you, just ask us! Link to Enquiries

Our course enquiry team are more than happy to any questions you might have, big or small! They can help you understand the course, the application and enrolment process, finance queries, and all the career opportunities surrounding this subject!

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Health & Social Care

There’s arguably no greater reward in life than helping another person.

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