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Health and social care Course: AMA Health and Social Care Level 3 Program Code: HSC0050P Duration: 35 Weeks Location: Ashington Main Campus Start Date: FlexibleVarious Interview Required: Yes Who is the course for? Yes if you wish to work in the healthcare sector or professions allied to medicine. Do I need any formal qualifications? If you are a school leaver you need 4 GCSEs grade C or above (one of which must be English Language). Mature applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience will be considered. Learners who wish to progress to professions allied to medicine are likely to benefit from having a C grade or above in GCSE maths and science or an equivalent Level 2 qualification. What will I study on the course? You will learn practical skills and gain key knowledge related to work within the healthcare sector. Areas include Equality, Diversity and Rights, Communication and Supportive Skills, Research, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Applied Science, Lifespan Development, Health Promotion and Complementary Therapies. How is the course organised? This is a two year full time course. You will need to attend college Monday to Friday. One of these days will be spent in a placement in a healthcare setting. The course requires you to study privately and complete homework. How will my progress be assessed? You will produce a portfolio of evidence which will demonstrate that you can apply your learning to your work placement and you will write assignments Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course? Additional qualifications will be built into your timetable. Courses on offer are First Aid, Moving and Handling, Safe handling of medicines, Healthy eating, NCFE Interpersonal skills What final qualification will I get if I am successful? BTEC National Certificate in Health Studies What can I do after completing this course? The course allows access to progression opportunities which include employment, nurse training and occupational therapy. Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying? Financial support is available and depends on the type of qualification you are studying and whether you are a full time or a part time learner. The Education Maintainance Allowance (EMA) scheme enables eligible learners to receive up to ?30 per week for studying at College, as well as bonus payments of ?100. The Adult Learning Grant (ALG) scheme enables eligible learners (aged 19 or over) to receive up to ?30 per week for studying at College. College Learner Support Funds (LSF) are available and can provide financial support for eligible learners. Payments can be made towards travel to and from College, registered childcare, fee remission and help with course-related costs. Please contact us using the methods on this Information Sheet for more information on the above types of support.

Health and social care Course: AMA Health and Social Care Level 3 Program Code: HSC0050P Duration: 35 Weeks Location: Ashington Main Campus Start Date: FlexibleVarious Interview Required: Yes Who is the course for? Yes if you wish to work in the healthcare sector or professions allied to medicine. Do I need any formal qualifications? If you are a school leaver you need 4 GCSEs grade C or above...

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