This course covers a wide range of vocational units relating to health and social care, specifically designed to help you pursue a career in the sector.
You will learn about a variety of settings, including residential homes, being a health care assistant in the community, delivering primary care, acute health environments, hospitals, supported living or day services and community-based support.
The course has been developed in conjunction with sector experts, employers and Higher Education institutions, to equip you with the skills needed to deliver high-quality care and support, and the units you study have been mapped to the standards within the Care Certificate and National Occupational Standards.
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
The course is assessed throughout the year and with an end-of-course portfolio.
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.
This course will help you to move on to higher-level courses, such as Level 3 courses or an Apprenticeship.