If you are looking to work within the health and social care sector, such as nursing, midwifery, social work or related careers such as teaching then this is the course for you.
This course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to begin professional work in a range of health and social care settings or for an excellent route into higher education. The course content is delivered in a creative way enabling you to be as active and work-related as possible. Alongside this, it provides robust opportunities for you to gain knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subject areas relating to health and social care.
In the Extended Certificate you will study the following units:
• Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs
• Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development exam
• Unit 11 - Psychological Perspectives
• Unit 2 - Working in Health and Social Care
In the Diploma (double award) course there are 8 units - the four above PLUS:
• Unit 7 - Principles of Safe Practice in H & SC
• Unit 8 - Promoting Public Health
• Unit 14 - Physiological disorders and their care
• Unit 4 - Enquiries into Current Research in H&SC
This is a two-year course and no qualification will be gained if only one year is completed. If you intend to study the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, then you must also opt for the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care giving you a total of 12 lessons per week.
A minimum of 5 subjects at A*– C (Grade 4 or higher) or equivalent with at least a Level 5 in GCSE English or BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care (merit or higher, including a merit or higher in the examined element or distinction/distinction* overall)