This course is an excellent course for career progression purposes or to study further or higher in the health and social care sector. This course is intricately designed to tutor you in the importance of health and social care: its roles and responsibilies, and safeguarding within the sector. The course is the vocational element of a study programme. The study programme is made up of multiple components. These components include the vocational element (which is health and social care), your work placement opportunity and various enrichment activities. The course is studied on-site at Camden Road, and it is vital all lessons are attended to ensure you are able to reach your full potential. A personal tutor will be assigned to you and they will support you throughout this course. The personal tutor will also support you with your university application during term 1. A work placement officer will meet with you to dicsuss your specific career choices and together you will work towards securing a work placement that suits this pathway.
You will access inspirational teaching sessions that will help you to understand important topics in this industry. You will look at the wide range of employment opportuniites in this sector.
Grade 4 or above in maths and English plus one science.
Successful completion of the level 3 (Year 1) Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Reference from previous year demonstrating attendance above 88% and an enhanced DBS certificate.
This course is assessed via practical observation, assignment writing and external examination. You will start this course in September 2023 and the extenal examinations will be held nationally in January 2024. Successfully completed assignments are graded Pass, Merit and Distinction. You will be timetable weekly into our Skills Lab. This lab affords you the opportunity to complete practical tasks in a realistic working environment. The benefit of this is that you will be supported to develop necessary practical skills before attending your work placement.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
Progression into university. You can also progress into employability with this course. This course enables you to chose a career in the NHS or Social Work sector.