Year 1 course = 60 credit Subsidiary Diploma
Year 2 course = a further 60 credits (total 120 credits)
Course units include:
- Developing effective communication in health & social care
- Equality, diversity and rights in health & social care
- Health, safety and security in health & social care
- Development through the life stages.
Work experience is an integral and compulsory part of the course and students will be assisted to find a work placement during their course.
4 GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) preferably including both English & maths
or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above with English or maths at
grade 4 (grade C) or above. If you don’t have GCSE English or maths you
should have Level 2 functional skills or equivalent.
Who is the course for?
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.
A variety of methods including lectures, discussions, independent research and practical activities.
How is the course assessed?
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.
Where Next – Job Opportunities
Gain employment as an assistant care worker, residential care home worker or go into social work. You can also go onto an apprenticeship.
Where Next – Further Studies
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.
How to apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
>> Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
>>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.