• health social care 01
  • health social care 02
  • health social care 03

Overview

This qualification provides an ideal taster for adults who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work.

It is accessible to learners who may want to understand more about working in health and social care in an unsupervised capacity. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.

This qualification is available as a blended combination of online learning and tutor support workshops

Course description

It is accessible to jobseekers who are eligible for employment and apprenticeship programmes, adult returners to work or those undergoing a career change and who may want to understand more about working in health and social care. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.

The qualification covers the areas of communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, role of the social care worker, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

To achieve the qualification learners will need to complete all 9 mandatory units:

  • Principles of communication in adult social care setting
  • Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
  • Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Understand the role of the social care worker
  • Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
  • Understand health and safety in social care settings
  • Understand how to handle information in social care settings

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board. The qualification will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria for the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 1 October 2020 Duration: 10 Weeks - 10 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) 1 October 2020 Duration: 10 Weeks - 10 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) 1 October 2020 Duration: 10 Weeks £0 10 Weeks You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ 1 October 2020 Duration: 10 Weeks £0 10 Weeks You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.