This is a one year intensive course that will help you to gain a qualification that will give you the knowledge, understanding and competency needed when considering employment in the Health,
Social and Early Years sectors. You will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice during work placement. You will be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence which reflects your knowledge and understanding of the units studied.
You will learn about subjects such as:
This unit involves learning about the importance of good communication skills in order to help you develop relationships with people, including patients/service users and their relatives, young people, children, colleagues, managers and other professionals.
Equality and Inclusion in Children and Young People’s Settings
In this unit you will gain an understanding of equality and inclusion as well as learn how to work in an inclusive way.
Activity Provision in Health, Social and Early Years Settings
This is a fun and practical unit which enables you to learn about the importance of providing appropriate activities within the sector as well as enabling you to have the opportunity to plan, run and then evaluate a range of your own activities.
Health and Safety
The aim of this unit is to enable you to explore the knowledge and skills related to health and safety issues, including legislation in health and social care environments, risk assessment and the actions that are necessary to minimise potential hazards and risks.
As well as studying for this qualification, you will also have the opportunity to re-take English and/or Maths qualifications within your timetable and study from a range of additional optional units such as Child Protection and Safeguarding, Duty of Care in Health and Social Care Sector and Human Life Stages.
Minimum entry requirements:
• You should be able to show that you have a standard of literacy,
numeracy and general education equivalent to five GCSEs at Level 2 or above or
• You should be able to show that you have undertaken suitable work experience or
• You have gained a Level 1 or 2 qualification and had excellent attendance and attitude
• All students have access to our work placement programme
• Visiting lecturers and professionals with specific knowledge in this field of work
• A range of relevant trips throughout the year
• First Aid training
• Communication, oral and written
• Understand the importance of equality and diversity
• The principles of the care value base
Likely next step opportunities:
• You must achieve this Level 2 qualification plus your English and Maths GCSE. In addition, you will need excellent attenance, attitude and placement reports to progress
• You could progress onto one of our Level 3 ‘Pathway to …’ programmes
• BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care (single or triple courses)
• BTEC Level 3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years educator)
• St Vincent Apprenticeship programme
• Employment in the Health and Social Care sectors
To achieve this qualification you must complete and pass all units
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Level 2 Courses
For courses at this level, you will normally need to have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade E and, in most cases, two D grades.
If you want to gain Level 2 qualifications in order to go into work or training, or on to further courses it is very important to have the vital qualifications of English, Maths, and IT.
Developing your skills in those three areas will form part of your Level 2 programme and you will need to complete these successfully, alongside your main courses, in order to progress to advanced study.
Level 2 students can take GCSE Mathematics by negotiation. Discuss this at interview.