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

Overview

This fast track course is suitable for adult learners or apprentices who wish to work or are working in a variety of different settings within the NHS and private care facilities.

Students will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills in order to achieve this qualification.

The course will be delivered as a blended qualification, which is a mixture of on-line learning and tutor support workshops

Course description

This qualification will support students to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.

The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work.

It covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.

The content is also aligned with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards.

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?

Students must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain this qualification and must achieve 24 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units. Mandatory units:

  • Communication in care settings
  • Handle information in care settings
  • Personal development in care settingsImplement person-centred approaches in care settings
  • Equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Health, safety and well-being in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Duty of care
  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 15 September 2020 Duration: 23 Weeks - 23 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 15 September 2020 Duration: 23 Weeks £0.00 23 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 15 September 2020 Duration: 23 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 23 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 15 September 2020 Duration: 23 Weeks - 23 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 15 September 2020 Duration: 23 Weeks £0.00 23 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 15 September 2020 Duration: 23 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 23 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.