What will my study programme include?
Vocational lessons – both practical and theoretical
English & Maths GCSE* (* if you haven’t achieved grade 4)
The course is free to 16-19 year old learners. A bursary to assist with travel and day to day costs may be awarded dependent on circumstances.
What units will I take in Certificate?
Equality, Diversity & Rights in Health & Social Care – Developing real-life definitions and understanding laws & legislation which relate to Diversity, Equality & Inclusion
Human Growth & Development – Gaining an understanding of the life stages, researching significant life events, and understanding the nature vs. nurture debate
Safeguarding & protection in Health & Social Care – Studying laws & legislation relating to safeguarding. Researching types of abuse, and where to go for advice and help with such matters
Health & Safety – Taking part in risk assessments and case studies, researching Health and Safety Training: PPE, hand hygiene and employer & employee responsibilities
Person-Centred Support – Explore the needs, wishes and preferences of the individual and recognising the importance of person-centred support
Optional Units including: Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Condition; Introduction to Dementia; Introduction to Children & Young People’s Development
You must be a minimum of 16 years old
There are no formal entry requirements, but you need to show that you have an interest in working in health and social care
You will have the opportunity to work towards progressing to gain further qualifications in English and maths
Healthcare support worker in residential settings
Healthcare assistant in community, primary care and acute health environments
Care support worker in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
Community-based support worker
Further higher levels of training, including a degree after level 3