4 GCSEs grades A*-C (grade 9 -4) including English or maths (or equivalent) or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above plus English or maths GCSE at grade C (grade 4/5) or above.
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 60 credit Subsidiary Diploma to the Diploma. After completing the Diploma progress onto the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Heath & Social Care at Uxbridge College or another higher education course.
Employment in residential care, healthcare or community work. Students can also work whilst studying by completing an apprenticeship.
Last updated: 12 January 2018
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