You’ll gain a range of skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for a successful career in health and social care. The course offers a placement and the opportunity to develop work-related skills in a health or care environment.
You will develop your skills in maths and English to support your main programme of study, help with your future progression and enhance your life skills.
Assessment is through a range of assignment and placement tasks scheduled over the year. These will include written assessments, presentations, displays and practical tasks. An overall grade is given at the end of the year. Functional Skills will be assessed by portfolio and online assessments.
You need practical smart clothing and shoes for attendance at your placement. You will also have to cover the travel costs to reach your placement.
If you gain an overall grade of Merit or Distinction on this Health and Social Care course and pass Functional Skills in English at Level 2, you may be able to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care – subject to interview and good attendance.
You can move into health care or related employment.