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Full Time BTEC National Diploma in Health & Social Care

Eastleigh College

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BTEC National Diploma in Health & Social Care This is a two year programme designed to enable people to work in a professional capacity in a health or social care setting or to progress to Higher Education and into Nurse training. It will provide you with a recognised vocationally specific qualification and the knowledge, skills and understanding required for working in a health or social care environment. You will be taught by a team of experienced lecturers using a variety of teaching methods that complement the modular programme. More Information You will study the following units over two years: Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care Equality, Diversity & Rights in Health & Social Care Health, Safety & Security in Health & Social Care Development Through the Life Stages Supporting and Protecting Adults Sociological Perspectives Public Health Nutrition for Health & Social Care Psychological Perspectives Personal & Professional Development Complementary Therapies Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Research Methodology Health Psychology Technology in Health & Social Care Services Supporting and protecting adults Caring for Children and Young People Independent Learning for Health and Social Care You will learn through a mixture of practical and theoretical work, both in and outside of College. Work experience will be integral to the course and you will have the opportunity of work based learning in a range of health and social care settings. These may include the independent and state sectors with people of all ages. You will need to provide suitable clothing and footwear. Travel to work placements, textbooks and computer storage devices will incur additional costs. There will be a charge for a Criminal Records Bureau check, which is mandatory. This charge is set by the Criminal records Bureau and likely to be approximately 40. Assessment will be through a combination of practical and written assignments. You will need to be well organised and can expect to be working on several assignment tasks at once. Although there may be formal examinations coursework and placements are continuously assessed. The programme is externally moderated each year. Students may choose to enter employment in health or social care sectors, e.g. Elderly Care, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health or Acute Health Care. This course may enable progression to higher education (University) dependent on the level of achievement, e.g. Nurse Training, Social Work, Midwifery or Physiotherapy. Students will undertake Key Skills in Communication, ICT and Application of Number these additional qualifications are valued by employers and higher education establishments. Students will also have the opportunity to gain a First Aid certificate and take part in other training opportunities when available.You will need to provide stationery, suitable clothing and footwear travel to placements and appropriate educational visits may incur additional costs. There will also be a further charge for an Independent Safeguarding Authority Certificate (formerly Criminal Records Bureau check), which is mandatory. Dates for your Diary We shall be pleased to see you at any of our Open Events. Come along and have a chat to the tutors and have a look round on Wednesday 14 October 2009, Tuesday 17 November 2009 or Thursday 28 January 2010, from 4.30 - 7.30pm.

BTEC National Diploma in Health & Social Care This is a two year programme designed to enable people to work in a professional capacity in a health or social care setting or to progress to Higher Education and into Nurse training. It will provide you with a recognised vocationally specific qualification and the knowledge, skills and understanding required for working in a health or social care...

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