Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: HEFAA013BCF0
Course Level: Level 3 certificate (aspire)
The certificate is a year long programme. It is tailored for those that wish to gain employment in a range of health and social care settings and to strengthen their academic abilities.
You will study various topics. The core units of study are as follows:
- Equality and diversity
- Development through the life stages
You will also complete a care certificate which is vital for anybody who is interested in working in a care home or a hospital setting as a health care assistant.
You will also be expected to complete 260 hours of placement alongside your programme of study. This is an invaluable part of the course and you must be willing to complete these hours in order to complete the course.
The course will be delivered using practical work and taught sessions, guest speakers and educational visits as well as experience from your placements.
Please note: For September 2017 all current BTEC qualifications are being revised and some content may change.
To pass this course you will need to meet all deadlines for assignments for each topic area.
Assessment is via practical work, group work, presentations, essays and discussions. There are no external exams for the BTEC course but students will sit maths exams.
Places are offered by a 1-1 interview with a member of the health and social care team and a positive reference and report from your school.
Successful completion of a level 2 qualification i.e.: BTEC. We will assess your suitability at interview.
An enhanced DBS is essential for the course as you are attending placements with vulnerable people. This is needed before you can stat the placements.
You are also expected to wear a uniform both at placement and at college. This is available to purchase from the Health and Social care department.
If you haven’t achieved an A*/9 – C/4 grade in English or maths at GCSE or a level 2 functional skill you will be working towards these qualifications during your time on the course.
If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.
You could apply for an apprenticeship or seek employment with the placement you have spent the year with.
Solihull College, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB, Tel: 0121 678 7000, Minicom: 0121 628 7005, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Internet: www.solihull.ac.uk
Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds