The First Diploma in Health and Social Care is for people who wish to develop the knowledge, qualities, understanding and practical skills required for employment in Health and Social Care. Successful completion of the course is achieved through a variety of assessment methods including essays, projects, work-based assignments, case studies and presentations.
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Health & Social Care - BTEC First Diploma
What will I study?
The First Diploma in Health and Social Care is for people who wish to develop the knowledge, qualities, understanding and practical skills required for employment in Health and Social Care. Successful completion of the course is achieved through a variety of assessment methods including essays, projects, work-based assignments, case studies and presentations. Some units will be externally assessed. Additional guidance is given through group and individual tutorial support. Achievement of this qualification is equivalent to four GCSEs Grade A*-C
How can I progress?
Successful completion of this nationally recognised course may lead directly to employment in the caring services e.g. day care, residential or community work, or progression to level 3 courses.
What will I need to qualify for this course?
In order to qualify for this course students will need; *A minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade D or above, (one must be English Language and a further in a core subject), *Or an appropriate level 1 qualification with Key Skills Communication and Application of Number. Candidates will be interviewed and complete a skills assessment to assess their suitablity for the course. All learners on Health & Social Care courses are subject to CRB clearance. All candidates should demonstrate an interest in their chosen subject during interview.
Whilst studying towards this qualification the following modules will be covered; *Communication and Individual Rights, *Individual Needs within the Health and Social Care sector, *Human Lifespan Development, *Vocational Experience, *Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care, *Health and Social Care Services. Learners will also undertake work experience within a range of care environments including residential and nursing homes (1 day per week). This is a compulsory part of the course. Keyskills Communication is a compulsory part of the course. Students will produce a portfolio and sit an exam.
*Nursing *Carer *Care Assistant *Support Worker