What will I study?
The course is over two years. You will have taught lessons as well as visits to local health & social care providers to help you understand the diverse needs of the community. You will learn about the human life span and what it means to work in health care. You will learn about the many reasons why children and adults have individual needs, how you can meet these and support them in many health and social care settings.
What does it combine with?
This course works well with most other subjects and in particular sociology and psychology. You will be applying theories to people in Health & Social Care settings and therefore will need a good level of literacy. You may combine English with this qualification.
What can it lead on to?
You could follow this qualification by going into the world of work in the care sector with employment such as nursing homes or care home supporting people with learning disabilities. Other opportunities are in nursing, dentistry, counselling or social work. The work experience may help to show future courses or work places that you have had relevant experience in the work place. This course could also lead on to further study at university.
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There will be two exams (Unit 1 & 2) and two coursework assignments. All assessments must be passed in order to achieve the qualification.