This course is delivered through a combination of classroom teaching and a 200 hour work placement in a relevant Health and Social Care workplace. This may be your current job if suitable. Both of these elements are a compulsory part of the course. It is the student's responsibility to identify their own placement. Support for this will be provided during induction.
There is a focus on helping you to develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary for further education, employment and professional development within the Health and Social Care sector. You will be encouraged to develop and reflect on your learning within a continuous learning environment.
The course is delivered as a full-time programme, with approximately 15.5 teaching hours expected per week. This will require you to attend college for 3 days a week and to attend your vocational placement for 2 days a week.
Your tutors are qualified practicing Health & Social Care professionals including nurses and social workers.
Modules may include:
Mandatory modules are:
- Communicating in Health & Social Care Practice
- Health & Safety in the Health & Social Care Workplace
- Personal and Professional Development in Health & Social Care
- Principles of Health & Social Care Practice
- Empowering Service Users
- Working in partnership in Health & Social Care
- Safeguarding in Health & Social Care
Optional modules are:
- Physiological Perspectives (or) Social Policy
Students are required to take eight subjects to achieve the Level 4 qualification.
The Programme is eligible for funding. You should research your funding options very carefully, for example, the one year full-time programme attracts a level of funding that is applicable to a one year course. Students should contact Student Finance NI http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk or can request information from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access NI clearance will need to be processed for each student.