4 GCSEs grade A* -C (grade 9 - 4) including English or maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above plus English or maths at grade C (grade 5/4) or above. If you don’t have GCSE English or maths you should have Level 2 Functional Skills or equivalent.
This course provides a foundation for employment or further and higher education, and is designed for those wishing to follow a career in the caring services.
Year 1 course = 60 credit Subsidiary Diploma Year 2 course = a further 60 credits (total 120 credits) Course units include:
Work experience is an integral and compulsory part of the course and students will be assisted to find a work placement during their course.
A variety of methods including lectures, discussions, independent research and practical activities.
100% internal assessment for each unit includes a mix of written assignments and recording/observations of practical work and presentations. The development of functional skills in maths and English is also integral to success and is assessed.
Progress from the Level 3 National Extended Certificate to the Level 3 National Diploma in Health & Social Care. After completing the Diploma you may be able to progress onto a higher education course.
Gain employment as an assistant care worker, residential care home worker or go into social work. You can also go onto an apprenticeship.
Last updated: 9 November 2016.
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