Health and Social Care (including Cadet Scheme)Vocational • Level 3
About the course
The qualification is designed to offer specialist pathways including Health Studies, Health Sciences and Social Care. The course includes content that will provide you with the opportunity to build the skillset and theoretical knowledge to work in the care sector. The skillset and knowledge is transferrable across the varied workforce and service provision. This includes: Communication, Equality & Diversity, Sociology, Psychology, Human Growth & Development, Infection Prevention & Control and Reflective Practice. In the second year, learners choose from optional units which enable them to pursue an interest in specialist subject areas. You will develop key employability skills that will aid progression to university studies or higher Apprenticeships; alternatively you may go into employment. You may be invited on trips and visits which may include exploring various settings which include care and science. You will also have the opportunity to work with professional practitioners from industry in a variety of placements.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Awarded ByNCFE CACHE
Location ByBurnley College
31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021
Five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects including English Language and Mathematics OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with a Merit grade or above and a GCSE at grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics. This course is subject to a cleared enhanced DBS check. The Cadet Programme requires a GCSE in English Language and Mathematics at grade 5, an interview by the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and a Health Screening Check and is subject to a cleared enhanced DBS check.
Mandatory units include: Communication, Equality Diversity and Rights, Sociology, Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Infection Prevention and Control and Reflective Practice. On progression to the second year, learners choose from a range of optional units which enable them to pursue an interest in specialist subject areas such as Social Care, Health Sciences and Health Studies. Learners also complete a range of placements to gain valuable experience within the sector.
Learners are assessed through a range of different methods; direct observation in the workplace, portfolio evidence, written assignments, posters, presentations and leaflets. Learners also undertake 2 external assessments, set and marked by the awarding body at the end of each year to assess knowledge and understanding. Placement feedback also provides assessment of practice and application of theory to practice. These workplace assessments will contribute significantly to the achievement of your overall qualification.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may progress to a higher level such as a university course including a Foundation Degree, or a BA (Hons), or an Advanced Apprenticeship. Alternatively you may secure employment within the sector.
Extra curricular activities
Enrichment opportunities are embedded within the programme to further enhance the learner experience. These often include trips to museums and exhibitions, theatre visits and guest speaks from the sector. Learners have also been able to access international enrichment opportunities, such as visits to Tanzania, Turkey and Berlin.