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BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health & Social Care

North Lindsey College

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Health & Social Care BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health & Social Care (PSF0013) What are the Course Details? This course provides a broad introduction to Health and Social Care. It also provides the opportunity for the development of personal skills and qualities and forms the basis for successful study at a higher level. Is the Course for Me? You should have a caring attitude and an ability to work within a team coupled with a desire to work within the Social Care sector. What are the Entry Requirements? To be eligible for this course you will need to have a range of GCSE's at Grades D-F, with more than one Grade D in an academic subject and a satisfactory schoolcollege report. Learners will need to obtain an appropriate level of Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Certificate to attend placement. (Learners will need to pay for this). What will I Learn? To achieve the qualification the learner must complete the following compulsory units: Starting Work in Health & Social Care Working in Health & Social Care Developing Skills in Health & Social Care Plus two from the following personal skills units: Personal Effectiveness Social Responsibilities Financial Management Plus three from the following optional units: Looking after Children Images of People Health & the Environment Exploring Local Services How will I Learn? Learners will experience a variety of teaching and learning methods including role play, practical activities, group work and more formal lessons providing underpinning knowledge. How will I be Assessed? Assessment on the course is continuous and involves the completion of assignments, group presentations and practical activities. Grades are awarded for six of the eight units. Learners' work on additional qualifications is assessed using a variety of methods such as portfolios of work, scenario-based assignments and external examinations. What Enrichments are Available? Learners will have access to various activities within the College to develop and broaden their experience of College life. There is also an opportunity for learners to gain additional qualifications, enabling them to obtain a wider understanding of Health and Social Care and increasing prospects for employment or further study, such as: NCFE Certificate in Drug Awareness NCFE Certificate in Creative Craft BTEC Award in Healthy Eating Emergency First Aid Are there any Trips or Visits? Trips and visits may be arranged to complement your studies. Learners are encouraged to take part in College organised enrichment activities. Is there any Work Experience? A period of work experience may be undertaken as part of the course in a variety of health and social care settings, for example, day and residential care settings, primary schools, nurseries and other specialist centres. Learners will need to pay for travel costs to and from placements (where applicable) but anyone experiencing financial difficulty may apply to the College for financial assistance. What can I Progress to? On completion, a learner may seek employment as a care assistant for vulnerable young people, adults and older people or as a nursery assistant for children. The qualification provides an opportunity to progress onto a higher level course, for example, the First Diploma in Health & Social Care. Other Learner's Experiences Many ex-College learners have been successful in gaining employment with local employers and progressing onto higher level courses. Please Note: Acceptance onto courses may be subject to a satisfactory interview and references. For some courses learners may also be required to pay for a CRB disclosure. Course Code PSF0013 Award Level Level 1 AwardBody Edexcel Duration 1 years

Health & Social Care BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health & Social Care (PSF0013) What are the Course Details? This course provides a broad introduction to Health and Social Care. It also provides the opportunity for the development of personal skills and qualities and forms the basis for successful study at a higher level. Is the Course for Me? You should have a caring attitude and an ability to...

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