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This vocational course, equivalent to three A-levels, leads to a recognised qualification for entering health and social care professions or further training such as university courses. Combining academic study and application of theories, it includes a mandatory work placement.
In Year 1 you will achieve the Foundation Diploma which is equivalent to 1.5 A-levels and this will be topped up to the full extended Diploma in the second year.
An interview is essential and you will need one of the following:
Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including Science or Maths (grade 4 or above) and English (grade 4 or above)
A Merit/Distinction in a relevant Level 2 course – such as the Diploma in Health and Social Care – with GCSE English at grade C or above or Functional Skills English at Level 2
Evidence of good attendance is also required. Voluntary work or work experience is desirable. You will also need to be DBS checked.
Human Lifespan Development
Working in Health and Social Care
Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care
Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
Work Experience in Health and Social Care
Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care
Promoting Public Health
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through coursework with internally set assignments. Students are expected to integrate the experience they gain on placement into their assignments.
There are two exams in Year 1 and a further two in Year 2.
Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?
You need practical, smart clothing and shoes for your placement. You must also cover your travel costs to your placement.
You will need to apply and pay for your DBS check.
What can I do after this course?
This course can lead to degree level study at university, with courses in subjects such as Nursing or Social Work.
You can pursue your career in the wide-ranging health and social care sector.