Want a job that allows you to help people?

Gaining Health and Social Care qualifications opens up a variety of areas for future work. The Health and Social Care workforce will have an estimated 355,200 job vacancies between 2019 and 2024, with 6.6% more jobs in the sector in 5 years time!

 

It’s the best way to learn!

Our courses in Health and Social Care will open doors for you to work in a wide variety of Health and Social Care. Our tutors are dedicated to helping you develop the useful skills, knowledge and professionalism required to succeed in the sector, so you can be confident in knowing that you are prepared for any Health and Social Care role you pursue in the future!

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Possible career directions

(Further training may be required)

Care Worker, Social Worker, Health Visitor, Residential Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Community-based Support, Maternity Support Worker, Midwife, Nurse, Counsellor, Occupational Therapist, Therapy Assistant

Course content

This course will teach you about basic care principles, the importance of safeguarding, healthy eating, equality and inclusion and how to support people with disabilities.

 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You will be required to undertake a skills assessment prior to an offer being made. You may require a DBS check.

 

Progression

Level 2 course in Health and Social Care or an apprenticeship.

 

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Course content

You’ll develop a deeper understanding of the wider health and social care sector. You’ll learn about the roles available in the sector, the importance of professionalism and how to support service users. You’ll be encouraged to develop your own skills and knowledge on work placement.

 

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification. You may require a DBS check.

 

Progression

Level 3 course in Health and Social Care or an apprenticeship. You may be able to enter employment.

 

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Course content

You’ll study key policies and legislation, and gain an understanding of how these documents impact on practitioners working within the Health and Social Care sector. You’ll develop your understanding of how to support different client groups, and you will study a range of topic areas including; infection prevention and control, and human growth and development. You’ll consider a range of theoretical perspectives in Health and Social Care and you may have the opportunity to put these into practice as part of a work placement.

 

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification. You may require a DBS check.

 

Employment

After completing the Level 3 Diploma you may want to go directly into employment, possibly in a health or care setting. You may get into this work through an apprenticeship, or through a trainee position.

 

Thinking about University?

You may have the option to study this course for a second year. You’ll then be able to  use your qualification to go on and study at university level, either with a local provider or at a university.

 

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