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Study Programme - Health and Social Care Level 1,2 & 3

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Study Programme - Health and Social Care Level 1,2 & 3Available for applications
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Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Location Castleford Campus
Level Level 1
Level Level 2
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration Level 1 and 2 (1 year) Level 3 (2 years )
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body NCFE CACHE
Offering Code DPL1HSY1F000 DPL1HSY1F001 DEL2ASC1F000 DEL2ASC1F001 CTL3HSC1F000 DEL3HSC1F000 CTL3HSA1F000 DEL3HSA1F000
UCAS Tariff Technical and non technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care up to 84 UCAS points Technical and non technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care up to 168 UCAS points
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential No
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement Yes
 
Course Overview

This Health and Social Care study programmes provide the knowledge needed when working in a health and social care environments, caring for young people, adults, and the elderly.

The programme covers a wide range of areas including; supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.
 
Level 3 learners will be in a work placement for one day each week. Being in a placement will give learners the opportunity to gain experience in a real work environment; putting into practice what has been learned in the classroom. Placements can range from attending care homes, schools, charities and nurseries.

Level 2 learners will have placement experience in either care homes, charity organisations or day care settings, when tutors consider that learners are placement ready and can work professionally.

Level 1 learners will visit care settings with their tutor, to gain an understanding of the skills and professional behaviours required when working in the care industry. The average salary you could expect to earn working in the

Health and Social Care sector is from the minimum wage for a care assistant up to £30,000 for a setting manager.

Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.

What you will Study

Examples of some of the units you may study are:

Level 1
• Caring for Children
• Life stages form birth to end of life
• Healthy living
• Activity planning

Level 2
• Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
• Human Growth and Development
• Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
• Communication in Health and Social Care
• Working in Health and Social Care

Level 3
• Equality, Diversity and Rights
• Reflective Practice
• Empowerment in Health and Social Care
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Research Skills for Health
• Human Growth and Development
• Safeguarding
• Infection Prevention and Control
• Psychological Perspectives
• Working in Health and Social Care
• Personal and Professional Development

Level 3 Technical Certificate
• Equality, Diversity and Rights
• Reflective Practice
• Empowerment in Health and Social Care
• Anatomy and Physiology (exam)
• Research Skills for Health
• Human Growth and Development
• Safeguarding
• Infection Prevention and Control
• Psychological Perspectives
• Working in Health and Social Care
• Personal and Professional Development

Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at  grade 9-4 in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable.

How you will Learn

You will be involved in a variety of activities including workbooks, poster work, lectures, visiting speakers, tutor presentations, groupwork and research and practical activities.

Level 3 students must also be prepared to undertake work placements in a care setting to meet a minimum college requirement of 75 hours for the first year and 100 hours for the second year.

This is mandatory which means you must pass your placement in order to pass the level 3 health and social care qualification. Without completing these hours, you will not pass the course.

How you will be Assessed

At levels 1, 2 and 3 you will be assessed by a range of methods including oral questioning, portfolio building, posters, written assignments and practical tasks.

For the level 3 courses you will achieve a certificate in the first year and if you progress to the second year you will achieve the Extended Diploma.

For the Level 3 Extended Diploma, learners will have to pass two 5,000 word external assessments.

For the Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma, learners will also have to pass two 5,000 word controlled assessments and an exam.

Entry Requirements

Level 1
3 GCSEs 9-1

Level 2
4 GCSEs 9-3 OR Relevant Level 1 at Merit grade plus English and maths 9-3

Level 3
5 GCSEs 9-4, including English and maths. OR a relevant Level 2 course plus English and maths grades 9-4

Level 3 Technical Certificate
Technical Certificate 5 GCSEs 9-4 in English, Maths and Science.
OR a relevant Level 2 plus English, maths and science grades 9-4.

Attendance Expectations

Level 1 and Level 2 can be offered at Wakefield City Campus or Castleford Campus

Level 3: Wakefield City Campus or Castleford Campus. The technical certificate is only available at City Campus.

The courses are full-time, five days per week between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm depending on your timetable. Some days will be college days, some days will be placement and you will also do extra activities of your choice.

Attendance - Please note

These are full-time study programmes.

For further information call the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304

Additional Course Costs

For all courses, there is an additional cost of £100 payable at the start of the course. This will comprise of a £45 charge, payable upon enrolment, for a DBS (criminal records check) to allow learners to attend work placement. In addition to this all learners are required to wear a Wakefield College polo shirt whilst in placement, these are approximately £7.50 and are ordered online. Throughout the year we also organise trips, costing around £30 per year. Lastly, an essential list of stationary will be required costing around £10,

eBooks are available free of charge for the programme.

Further Study

On completion with the appropriate pass and English and maths grades you can progress through the levels. For example learners completing level 1, who follow college rules, attend above 95% and are progressing in maths and English will be offered a place on level 2.

After Level 3 previous students have progressed to University to undertake degrees in health and social care related topics such as: Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing, Psychology, Health and Well-being, Criminology, Youth and family working, Social work, Diagnostic Radiography, Midwifery, Nursing, Community Development, Operating Department Practitioner and Podiatry.

Wakefield College offers a FdSc Health and Wellbeing and BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing (Top-up).

Career Opportunities This study programme may support progression into a wide range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including: Care Support Workers in residential settings, Healthcare Assistants in Community, Primary Care and Acute Health Environments, Care Support Workers in Domiciliary Services, Care within Supported Living or Day Services Community-Based Support Workers, Nursing Associate roles and apprenticeship roles in dental nursing, pharmacy and social work.
How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact the Health & Social Care Team on 01924 789285 (City Campus), 01924 789285 Castleford Campus, or Course Information on 01924 789111.

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To see our upcoming Open Events and to sign-up for priority entry, please click here: https://www.wakefield.ac.uk/college-life/events/

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