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Level 2 Open Award Diploma in Health and Social Care

With this course, you'll learn all the skills and knowledge you need to excel within the health care sector including anatomy and physiology, understanding dementia, nutrition and healthcare practice.

You'll also have the opportunity to undertake work experience to provide an insight into your chosen career and to improve your employability.

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, students 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 need four GCSEs at grade D or above. Students will also need a clear DBS to gain entry to this course.*

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

*A DBS costs £42 and can be claimed back at the end of 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 2017), 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?

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 continue your studies with us at level 3, furthering your skills, knowledge and experience.

Ref: Alison Lloyd

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