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

Overview

This course is suitable for adult learners wanting to work as health care assistants, health care workers or social care workers in local authority or private care environments. It is suitable for jobseekers, adults who are returning to learning or those looking for a career change and are interested in working in the healthcare sector.

This course is delivered as a blended qualification which is a mixture of online learning and tutor support workshops.

Course description

This qualification develops the knowledge and awareness of the causes of infection and how these can be managed and controlled. It has been specifically designed for those working in health and social care including those working in health and adult or children’s social care settings.

It is aimed at learners in a wide range of job roles such as health care assistants, health care workers or social care workers in local authority or private care environments.

It does not qualify learners to work, however can support them in their current or future job roles. All three units are included in the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England and the credits can be carried over and counted towards the Diploma without the need to repeat units.

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?

All units will be individually internally assessed using a range of methods which could include written assignments or tasks. This could include, designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams, or setting up an information board. The units you will study are: The principles of infection prevention and control Causes and spread of infection *Cleaning, decontamination and waste management

The qualification will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria for the mandatory 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: 17 Weeks - 17 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 1 October 2020 Duration: 17 Weeks £0.00 17 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+ 1 October 2020 Duration: 17 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 17 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 25 February 2021 Duration: 17 Weeks - 17 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 25 February 2021 Duration: 17 Weeks £0.00 17 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+ 25 February 2021 Duration: 17 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 17 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 1 October 2020 Duration: 17 Weeks - 17 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 1 October 2020 Duration: 17 Weeks £0.00 17 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+ 1 October 2020 Duration: 17 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 17 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 25 February 2021 Duration: 17 Weeks - 17 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 25 February 2021 Duration: 17 Weeks £0.00 17 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+ 25 February 2021 Duration: 17 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 17 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.