A full time course with a variety of units which can take you to university, on to apprenticeships and in to work.
This is a vocational course (not practical) which also has academic demands and is equivalent to three A Levels.
Students who wanted careers as teachers, criminologists, nurses, midwives, psychologists and in social work have used this course as a first step.
Students can and do get places at university after completing this course.
The course gives a broad range of subjects and experiences allowing students to reach their potential and to mature throughout the 2 years. You will study:
- how and why people communicate, the role of body language in finding out what people are really thinking
- the importance of treating people with respect and dignity and what happens when you don’t
- how to keep people safe according to their ability
- how people develop and change throughout their lives
- the way the body works and what happens when it doesn’t
- sociology & psychology
- planning care according to an individual’s wishes
- caring for older people and people with extra needs
- study skills, including how to read quickly and efficiently and how to write report
In the second year the units allow you to learn:
- job roles and competencies in health & social care
- more psychology
- how to complete a research project
- what happens when parts of the body go wrong and how to care when it happens
- safeguarding & care
- how the public is protected from disease
You will also complete a total of 100 hours placement where you will start to put theory into practice and gain valuable experience.