What I'll learn
You study units which reflect the varied nature of health and social care. They include:
- communication and individual rights
- meeting individual needs
- cultural diversity
- human lifespan development
- creative and therapeutic activities
- the impact of diet on health
In addition to this you have the opportunity to improve English and maths and gain first aid and functional skills qualifications.
The qualification includes mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies, while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work.
How I'll learn
You learn through classroom-based lessons and activities plus supervised work placements.
You will learn about a wide range of areas, including dementia awareness, mental health and wellbeing, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.
In addition to your studies, you will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement to be able to demonstrate your competence, knowledge and skills.
How I'll be assessed
Assessment is through written assignments, which is assessed internally and moderated externally.