Course Code
Course Title
Level 3
33 weeks
Entry Requirements
4 9-4/A-C GCSE grades (including English). If you do not meet these entry requirements please ask about our Level 2 programmes
Start Date
Days and Times

Entrance requirements

4 9-4/A-C GCSE grades (including English)

If you do not meet these entry requirements please ask about our Level 2 programmes

Course Description

This quali?cation develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a senior role with adults in health and social care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.

It has three pathways:

• Generic Health and Social Care • Dementia • Learning Disability

Course content

Some of the units may include: Purpose and principles of independent advocacy Understand mental wellbeing and mental health promotion Understand mental health problems Understand the process and experience of dementia Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion Understand theories of relationships and social networks Introduction to personalisation in social care The principles of infection prevention and control Causes and spread of infection Cleaning, decontamination and waste management Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene

Development of Maths and English

If stduents hae not yet achieved level 2 in ENglish and Maths then we reccomend that these are taken along the vocayional qualificaiton

Employability Skills Development

Your programme includes 1 hour per week of employability skills development which includes Careers Education, support and guidance on progression opportunities.

How will the course be taught?

You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced Child Care professionals who will use a wide variety of teaching methods to help you to learn and progress to the next level. Lectures, discussions, independent research and practical tasks.

How will I know how well I am doing?

Every student has a personal tutor who will meet with their tutees on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, manage your workload and meet college expectations.

Are there any additional costs?

Coming to college is a big commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to college and potentially to a local work placement. We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

What course can I do next?

On completion learners can progress to a wide range of job roles depending on the pathway taken.

The following list is not all-inclusive, but gives a taster of the opportunities available:

• Senior care support workers in residential settings • Senior healthcare assistants in community and primary care environments • Senior healthcare assistants / support workers in acute health environments • Senior care support workers in domiciliary services or supported living • Senior care support workers in day services • Community-based senior support workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities

Where can I get further support / advice?

Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website:

How do I join the course?

Fill in an application form online and you will be invited for a presentation and interview with one of the tutors.

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