Health Social Care & Early Years

Course Type: Level 3

Department: HSC

Why Should I Study This Course?

If you thinking about working in Health or Social Care, or if your future job involves dealing with people every day then read on. This NCFE CACHE qualification in Health and Social Care is designed for post 16 study. This qualification has exactly the same UCAS points as 1.75 equivalent A levels. So if you are looking for variety and a qualification linked to your own chosen career pathway then this could be the one for you.

What Would I Study?

There are 9 mandatory units: Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care; Human growth and development; Safeguarding in health and social care; Communication in health and social care; Infection prevention and control in health and social care; Psychological perspectives in health and social care; Sociological perspectives in health and social care; Working in health and social care; and Reflective practice.

How and When is it Assessed?

You will be required to undertake:
A placement in a real work environment, for a minimum of 75 placement hours.
9 Core units. Evidence will be developed throughout the course, an external moderator will visit at planned intervals to moderate and quality review your work.
Extended Controlled Assessment in Year 13, covering core units, externally set and marked. A minimum Grade D must be achieved in all components to achieve the qualification overall.

Where Can This Course Take me?

Previous students have moved onto a wide variety of courses at university leading to careers in Nursing, Midwifery, Primary Education, Paramedic Services, Physiotherapy, Childhood Studies, Occupational Therapy and Social Work to name a few. Other students choose not to go to university, but instead move successfully into work either through an apprenticeship or directly into employment. These include early years services, and care services. This qualification though will help you develop skills you can use in any career eg: communication skills.