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Course Code
Course Title
Level 3
33 teaching 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
January 2023
Full Cost £2,882.00

Is this course right for me?

If you are eager to start a rewarding career making a real difference to people’s lives, a Health & Social Care course could be perfect for you. You’ll gain the practical skills and understanding you need to succeed in the sector and undertake work placements to ensure you achieve maximum employability during your time on the course.

Course Overview

This qualification 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.

You will learn through a variety of different methods including practical work experience during your course to develop your skills. This course has three available pathways for you to specialise in, including Generic Health and Social Care, Dementia and Learning Disability.

Your areas of study could 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, including th 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

Your assessments throughout this course will keep you on track to achieve; these could include observations by your peers, assignment tasks and a portfolio of evidence to support your learning. Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.

Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed! • Personal Professional Development sessions (PPD) will teach you valuable skills that employers are looking for including communication, time management and life skills that you can take with you anywhere you go! • You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations. • English & Maths: You may not be sure whether these subjects are relevant to you, but good English and Maths skills will be vital to any career path and we're here to support you in developing yours.
• Work Experience is crucial to preparing you for your next steps and here you will have access to a wide range of employers to make sure you gain plenty of workplace experience. • Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.

What options are there after completing this course?

Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure. • Following this course you will be able to progress to University or a Level 4 qualification if you wish. A full Level 3 Qualification is the equivalent to 3 A Levels. • Your qualification can provide you with excellent skills and help you to find employment in roles including Senior Health Care Assistant, Community-based Senior Support Worker and many more. • Want to know more? Click here to see where this course can take you!

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time 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. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.

We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish which we will discuss with you at interview. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

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