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.