Society, Health and Development (Level 3 Diploma)

In Cambridge

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Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

DIPLOMA. The Society, Health and Development Diploma (Level 3 Advanced) is designed to enable you to gain experience and understanding of work with children and young people, community justice, health and social care. You will develop the skills and care values needed to work with different groups and organisations. You will learn how to support and safeguard vulnerable people as well as how to.

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Cambridge (Cambridgeshire )
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Long Road, CB2 8PX

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Course programme


Society, Health and Development (Level 3 Diploma)
DIPLOMA

The Society, Health and Development Diploma (Level 3 Advanced) is designed to enable you to gain experience and understanding of work with children and young people, community justice, health and social care. You will develop the skills and care values needed to work with different groups and organisations. You will learn how to support and safeguard vulnerable people as well as how to promote positive lifestyles and well being. To enjoy and succeed on this course a high degree of commitment and focus is needed as well as an ability to work collaboratively with all the other students on the course. The Society, Health and Development Diploma is equivalent to three and a half A levels.

Much of the time will be spent working with others on case studies and in practical settings, so the course is very hands-on and designed to develop your skills in a number of areas such as critical thinking and communication.

Main areas of study:
* The four sectors in context (work with children and young people, community justice, health, social care

* Principals and values in practice

* Partnership working

* Communication and information sharing

* Personal and professional development

Additional areas of study:

* Functional skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 2

* An extended project

* Personal learning and thinking skills

* An A level chosen from a list of subjects that will help you to progress to your chosen career or further study

Work-related learning, visits and visitors

You will have access to a wide range of excellent, specialised materials shared with other schools and colleges. You will have opportunities for work-related learning through visits from practitioners, class trips to workplaces and work experience. Visiting speakers may include organisations such as Mencap, the Genetic Counselling Service and the Independent Living Network. You may have an opportunity to learn Sign Language or join other special interest groups in the college. You will also be able to visit universities to see how you might continue your studies.

The Diploma and your future
The Society, Health and Development Diploma is an excellent preparation for work in any of the four sectors: work with children and young people, community justice, health and social care. It can also lead on to a range of specialist or more general higher level courses, such Community Studies, Social Welfare or Health and Social Studies courses.

Assessment

Four of the six units will be assessed by coursework assignments, including research projects, a reflective diary, reports on events and a portfolio based on your work experience. The remaining two units will be assessed by short answer examinations. Functional skills and your additional A level will be assessed through examinations.
Minimum entry requirements

Five Grade Cs at GCSE in appropriate subjects including Maths or English.

Health & Social Care and Early Years Diploma or Society, Health and Development Diploma?
We also offer the Health & Social Care National Diploma and recommend you read the course description for that course too. Here are some points to consider:

Society, Health and Development will enable you to:
* study the ways in which professionals work to support people's health and development within the structures of our society
* see how all the comples issues within society, health and development are integrated, and so gain an overview of these issues
* take a complete programme of study worth three and a half A levels
* take a qualification which is assessed bu both exams and coursework.

Health & Social Care will enable you to:
* study the ways in which professionals work to support people's health and development within the structures of our society
* focus on distinct areas in health, social care and early years and study those topics separately
* obtain a recognised qualfication woth two A levels that can be combined with a wide range of other courses
* develop a board range of personal skills which do not form part of the formal assessment
* take a qualfication which is only assessed by coursework.

Society, Health and Development (Level 3 Diploma)

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