The Ystrad Mynach College

BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health And Social Care (including the Welsh Baccalaureate)

The Ystrad Mynach College
In Hengoed

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Typology BTEC
Location Hengoed (Wales)
  • BTEC
  • Hengoed (Wales)
Description

This course is for people who wish to work in a caring situation e.g. care support worker, or for those who wish to progress onto another caring course at a higher level. This is a challenging and interesting course of study, in an adult environment with tutors who are professionally qualified, many of whom have practical experience in the fields of caring, childcare and social work.

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Government funding available

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Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Hengoed
Twyn Road, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7XR, Caerphilly, Wales
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Starts On request
Location
Hengoed
Twyn Road, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7XR, Caerphilly, Wales
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· Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but you must show a genuine interest in caring for others, plus the time, commitment and ability to complete the course. You also need the necessary skills to both organise your work and progress satisfactorily. Good communication skills are an advantage for anyone wanting to work with people. Any experience of voluntary care work would be an added...

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BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health And Social Care (including the Welsh Baccalaureate)

Who is this course for?
This course is for people who wish to work in a caring situation e.g. care support worker, or for those who wish to progress onto another caring course at a higher level. This is a challenging and interesting course of study, in an adult environment with tutors who are professionally qualified, many of whom have practical experience in the fields of caring, childcare and social work.

What will I learn?
The course is divided into 3 compulsory units and 5 optional units.Compulsory units are: Starting Work in Health and Social Care; Working in Health and Social Care; Developing Skills in Health and Social Care. Optional units are: Personal Effectiveness; Social Responsibility at Work; Looking after Children; Images of People; Health and the Environment.Key Skills - Communication, Application of Number, Information Technology and Working with Others. There is also an opportunity to obtain a basic First Aid qualification and the Essential Food Hygiene certificate.

Assessment
Progress is monitored using a variety of

Assessment methods e.g. external testing of 2 units, assignment work and class work. Practical skills developed in placement situations with children and elderly people will also be assessed.

On Completion Achievement / Progression
On completion you will have the opportunity to find employment in a caring situation or progress onto other courses. Successful completion of the course with Merit / Distinction gives you the necessary qualifications to progress onto a BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care or the CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education, subject to suitability.

Course Title: Attendance / Start Date
BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health And Social Care (including the Welsh Baccalaureate): Day Course - 06 Sep 10

Requirement
There are no formal entry requirements, but you must show a genuine interest in caring for others, plus the time, commitment and ability to complete the course. You also need the necessary skills to both organise your work and progress satisfactorily. Good communication skills are an advantage for anyone wanting to work with people. Any experience of voluntary care work would be an added advantage, but not essential. To apply you must complete an application form. When we receive your application, you will be invited into the College for an informal interview and an initial

Assessment in literacy and numeracy. All applicants are subject to the provisions of the Children Act, so will undertake a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check and a simple health check.

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