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

Overview

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills for adults who wish to work or already work in a supervised support role within healthcare workforce settings in England.

It has specialisd units for students wishing to become healthcare support staff in particular roles. 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 confirms competence in a range of healthcare support service skills. It is made up of a mixture of mandatory units, and optional units based on skills or knowledge. Topics covered include:

  • infection prevention and control
  • cleaning, decontamination and waste management
  • record maintenance
  • food safety and preparation
  • providing care and support for patients
  • introduction to personal development in health,
  • social care or children and young people settings

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?

Mandatory units:

  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or childre and young people settings
  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young peopl settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or childre and young people settings
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care

All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. The qualification will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass. All units must be assessed in line with the Skills for Health Assessment Principles.

  • direct observation
  • witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy
  • professional discussion
  • written assignments
  • reflection on learner’s own practice in real work situations
  • learner’s own plans and written records
  • optional task set by us for knowledge learning outcomes only

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 21 September 2020 Duration: 39 Days - 39 Days Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 21 September 2020 Duration: 39 Days £900.00 39 Days 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+ 21 September 2020 Duration: 39 Days Please contact the college for fee information 39 Days 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.