This course will provide an opportunity for you to sample both Health and Social Care and Childcare. You will then be able to progress on to your favoured vocation with greater confidence, allowing you to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required to progress on to Level 2 or for employment in your chosen sector.
- Introduction to the caring sectors
- Health and social care needs
- Personal care in health and social care
- Principles and values
- Human growth and development
- Development of children and young people through play
- Communication with adults and children in health and social care
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Students who want to further their studies can progress to a Level 2 course in Health and Social Care or Childcare at the college.
Work in nurseries, care homes, children's play centres, schools, child minding, within at home care services, as a counselling assistant and many more.
A passion for the subject and one satisfactory reference is needed.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Jasmine knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping others but wasn’t sure exactly how.
Her time studying Health and Social Care at the College College has given her a much better understanding of the areas available and she is now intent on working with primary school children or those suffering mental health issues.
Jasmine said: “We’ve learned about helping vulnerable people in all stages of life, including the elderly, children, people with additional needs and mental health issues. I’ve really learned a lot – much more than I thought I would. The course goes into a lot more areas than I thought it would.
“I’ve had work experience in a primary school and a care home. They have been really interesting, contrasting experiences.
“When I started the course I wanted to help people but I wasn’t sure how. This has helped me see what options there are and eventually I would like to work in a primary school or in mental health. Mental health is a really big issue and it is very interesting.”