Overview top

Would you like to work in the exciting field of health and social care; develop current knowledge and skills that will allow you to succeed in this developing area of the workforce?

This course is delivered part time and you must be available to attend a 3 hour taught session per week. You must be currently working in the field of health and social care, or commit to finding and attending a voluntary placement for a minimum of 1 day per week.

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a senior role with adults in health and social care environments.

It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.

A range of units will make up this programme, examples of which are;

  • Promote person centred approaches in health and social care
  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Understand the process and experience of dementia
  • Supporting infection prevention and control in social care
  • Promote nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings

Entry Requirements top

CACHE Level 2 Health Care qualification or extensive knowledge of health and social care practice. You must also have an interview with health and social care staff and have a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Assessment top

You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence and written assignments.  

Professional Opportunities top

Progression routes include employment in health centres, registered care homes or foundation trusts. Job roles may include; care assistants in residential settings or supported living, healthcare support workers in community and primary care environments, healthcare assistants in acute health environments and care support workers in domiciliary services.