What do I learn?
You cover 18 units across the two years - nine core units and nine specialist units. The core units include key topics such as equality, diversity and rights, communication and supportive skills, research and vocational practice. The specialist units cover specific topics such as lifespan, development, anatomy and physiology, care planning and sociology of health in greater detail.
You also do short certificated courses such as first aid, sensory awareness and counselling skills to enhance your professional and personal development.
All units are internally assessed and graded. A selected sample are externally assessed and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded at the end of the course.
You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. Work placements in health and care settings are essential to the course and provide valuable links between theory and practice.
What do I gain?
You gain functional skills first aid and sensory skills for care workers qualifications and around 800 hours of experience care placements.
What do I need?
5 or more GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths
BTEC level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills at level 2 in English and maths
If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details. 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.
What do I gain?
At the end of the course you may decide to go directly into work or you could enter higher education. Possible careers include nursing, midwifery, social work, social care work, care management, occupational therapy or other professions related to medicine.
What else do I need to know?
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £6,300 per year.