Introduction

If you want a career in social care or to take a degree in social work, sociology, psychology, social sciences, social policy, nursing or other care-related courses, then this course is for you. You'll need to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly CRB) to do this.

The course covers:

  • Communication and supportive skills for care work
  • Health and safety
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Working in Health & Social care
  • This course is for applicants who are progressing from Level 2 in Health & Social Care and need to resit both maths and English GCSEs.

Materials

You'll need to pay for your DBS check. This is normally paid at enrolment.

Assessment

An external assessment and internally assessed assignments, with practical and theoretical activities focusing on real work situations. You'll do work experience in a range of settings.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs grades A*-C or a relevant Level 2 qualification

This course is for applicants who are progressing from Level 2 in Health & Social Care and need to resit both maths and English GCSEs.

Next Steps

Move on to other health and social care courses at South Thames College. From the Subsidiary Diploma, move up to the National Diploma. From this, progress to higher education, for example our HNC in Health and Social Care, or a degree at university, or look for work in a social care organisation.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.


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