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Level 2 Open Award Diploma in Health and Social Care

With this course, you will gain fundamental knowledge of anatomy and physiology, dementia, nutrition and healthcare practice.

You'll also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement to experience first-hand what it is like to work within such a diverse and interesting industry.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover:

  • Healthcare practice
  • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
  • Understanding dementia
  • The sociology of health
  • Nutrition
  • Social psychology
  • Equality and diversity
  • Understanding mental health
  • Alcohol awareness in health and social care

In addition to this, you will also undertake a 100+ work placement, which we will support you to secure.

Previous students have secured placements with Whiston Hospital, Lansbury Bridge, Willowbrook Hospice, Sue Gill Nursery and Adamstan House.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through written assignments, reports, presentations and leaflets or guides for workers in the sector.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above, including English and maths.

You will also need a clear DBS to gain entry to this course. More information will be provided upon receipt of your application.*

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. As part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving your qualifications in English and maths.

*A DBS costs £44 and can be claimed back once you have successfuly completed this course.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course, you may choose to progress into employment and begin your career as a health care assistant, support worker or a personal care assistant.

Alternatively, you could advance your skills and knowledge by continuing on to the level 3 extended diploma.

Ref: Alison Lloyd

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