Reading, RG1 4HJ
This course covers the range of knowledge and skills that you need to be successful in a career in the care sector.
Learn how to care for people of different ages in a variety of settings on the Certificate in Health and Social Care.
It’s a practical work-related course which introduces you to the principles of care and includes supervised work placements. You will learn about various care settings and also have a chance to apply your learning with work experience.
You get qualified in personal social and development skills and sensory skills for care workers. You will also gain a functional skills qualification.
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
Key topics covered include: communication skills, personal development, an introduction to equality and inclusion, providing activities for people of all abilities and backgrounds, and safeguarding, including recognising signs of abuse and learning how to empower people to protect themselves from abuse.
After completing this course, you could progress to the Health and Social Care Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary/ Extended Diploma.
How I'll learn
You will learn through classroom-based lessons and activities, plus supervised work placements. You will gain the range of knowledge and skills that you need to be successful in a career in the care sector, as well as vital work experience.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to improve your English and maths and gain first aid and functional skills qualifications.
How I'll be assessed
Assessment is through assignment work, which is assessed internally and moderated externally.
You will need 4 GCSEs grade 3/ 4 and above (D+), including English and maths.
If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us to discuss your circumstances.
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
How to Apply
You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:
- Register for our online service and verify your account
- Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.
Printed application forms are also available.
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.