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Health and social care Course: National Diploma in Health and Social Care Code: HSC0033F Duration: 16 Weeks Location: Ashington Main Campus Start Date: 15th September 2009 Interview Required: Yes Who is the course for? Those who wish to work in the health or social care sector. You can gain entrance to university if you gain sufficient UCAS points. Do I need any formal qualifications? You need 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (one of these must be English Language). Mature applicants without formal qualifications but with relevant experience will be considered. If you wish to progress to a medical occupation then you will benefit from having C grade or above in GCSE mathematics and science or an equivalent level 2 qualification. What will I study on the course? You will learn practical skills and gain knowledge required to work in the health and social care sector. Units include Equality and Diversity, Research, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Health Psychology, Health promotion and Complementary Therapies. How is the course organised? The course is run over 2 years. You will attend college 3 days each week and will also spend one day in a variety of work placements. This makes a total of 4 days each week. How will my progress be assessed? You will study a total of 18 units over 2 years. You will be asked to complete assignments for each of these units. Each assignment will be graded at pass, merit or distinction. After your first submission you will be given detailed feedback to help you resubmit. Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course? You will complete your level 3 key skills award in communication. What final qualification will I get if I am successful? BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care. What can I do after completing this course? You could progress to employment or to university . 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: National Diploma in Health and Social Care Code: HSC0033F Duration: 16 Weeks Location: Ashington Main Campus Start Date: 15th September 2009 Interview Required: Yes Who is the course for? Those who wish to work in the health or social care sector. You can gain entrance to university if you gain sufficient UCAS points. Do I need any formal qualifications? You need 4...

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