What I'll learn
Get a broad introduction to the field of health and social care through projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations and supervised work experience.
This programme includes modules across pharmacy, adult nursing, midwifery, mental health, healthcare science, children and young people.
At the end of the course you may decide to go directly into work or you could enter higher education. Possible careers include nursing, midwifery, social work, social care work, care management, occupational therapy or other professions related to medicine.
Throughout this course you will learn the necessary knowledge and skills that you will need in order to be successful in a career in the care sector. You will learn about the various care settings, as well as get a chance to apply all you've learnt during the course into a practical setting during your work experience.
How I'll learn
This is a two-year programme that includes a minimum of 45 days industry placement.
The purpose of these placements is two fold:
- You gain practical, real-life experience of working in your desired profession and gain practical, hands-on knowledge to help you graduate from the programme
- You build relationships with potential colleagues and employers; it helps you get your foot in the door at your desired workplace
How I'll be assessed
All units are internally assessed and graded. A selected sample are externally assessed and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded at the end of the course.
You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities.
Work placements in health and care settings are essential to the course and provide valuable links between theory and practice.