For students aged 16-18 and wishing to gain more experience/develop their skills in the Health, Social Care & Social Work, Sociology/Psychology and Nursing/Midwifery sector. The course provides an excellent introduction to the topics which you will study when you go to University to pursue a career in your chosen field. You will gain practical experience to the everyday work involved in these professions.
Applicants will require a CACHE Level 2 in Health and Social Care plus GCSE maths or English Grade C (4/5) or above. You may also apply if you have 5 GCSE grade A*-C (8/9 - 4/5), which must include English Language and maths at Grade C (4/5) or above. We will require an excellent reference from a previous school or college confirming a good record of attendance and punctuality.
You will be required to attend the College 3 days a week and undertake 160 hours voluntary work placement in a health and social care setting across the length of the course. In Year 1 you will study: 1. Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care; 2. Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care; 3. Health, Safety and Security in Health and Social Care; 4. Development through the Life Stages; 5. Personal and Professional Development in Health and Social Care; 6. Nutrition for Health; 7. Introduction to Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care; 8. Infection Control and Prevention.
Your assessment will be based on completion of assignments and attending 160 hours of work placement.
BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (QCF) in Health & Social Care
Please complete an application form and return to the College - either online, by post or in person at the one of our campuses.
Yes, you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview and an initial assessment. Please bring a handwritten personal statement of approximately 200 words to your interview, highlighting why you would like to work in the health and social care sector.
There will be additional costs for course textbooks and enrichment activities.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.