What will I learn?
Our lecturers have a professional background in the health and social care sector ranging from mental health, youth offending, and child care to working with adults with learning difficulties.
Within our professional and supportive environment you will have respect for other’s views and opinions, show commitment and take responsibility for reaching your full potential, with a strong emphasis on team work.
During the course, guest speakers and off-site visits to local care providers will give you an insight into a variety of different settings, as well as planning and taking part in a leisure activity with learners who have additional needs.
• Developing effective communication
• Equality, diversity and rights
• Development through the life stages
• Applied psychological perspectives
• Applied sociological perspectives
• Caring for children and young people
During the course you will complete 200 hours of work experience in up to three different health and social care settings. This provides you with valuable experience to demonstrate your suitability to prospective employers.
You will go on a number of field trips and excursions including a trip to the Crown Courts, London and visits to a range of different health and social care settings.
What grades will I need?
Five GCSEs at C/4 or above (including English Language and Maths or Science)
How will I be assessed?
Coursework and final assessment.
Where will it lead me?
Higher Education – Foundation Degree, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), or BEd Degree in a range of subjects such as:
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech Therapy
• Social worker
• Psychology profession
• Nursing and midwifery
• Physiotherapist, occupational /play therapist
• Extended Project Qualification
• First Aid Qualification
• Level 3 Criminology