Level 2

Health & Social Care Extended Diploma - Level 2

Health & Social Care Extended Diploma - Level 2

overview

  • Course code:

    42HSE2

  • Subject area:

    Health and Social Care

  • Attendance:

    Full Time

  • Qualification:

    CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Venue:

    Crawley

  • Start Date:

    September

Start Date End Date Description
02/09/201919/06/2020Crawley / Full Time / Extended Diploma Programme

About the course

Health and Social Care is one of the largest employment sectors in the country offering employment in the NHS, Private Health Care, Public Services and providing care in an individuals home. Over the next 10 years the need for Health and Social Care is expected to increase by at least 20,000 jobs in the South East and London area alone, due to a rising population age. That is why now is the perfect time for you to beginning your training to work in Health and Social Care.

This course has been designed to give you the essential skills and knowledge needed to have a successful career in the Health and Social Care industry. You will be working with tutors who have spent a number of years in the industry already, making them best suited to the task of guiding you through your study. 

On this programme you will learn;

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health and Social Care Values
  • Effective Communication
  • Healthy Living
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders
  • Impact of Nutrition on Health
  • Health and Social Care Sector
  • Creative and Therapeutic Activities
  • Services in Health and Social Care

Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding in a practical context and gain relevant work experience, which will improve their employability within the sector and inform their career choices. Students can undertake their placement (a minimum of 35 hours) in a Health or Social Care setting.

Every learner at Crawley College who is under 19 will undertake a personal Study Programme designed to develop them academically, practically and personally. Study Programmes contain 3 essential elements:

  • Subject Course – Vocational or chosen Academic subject, usually studied for 12 – 16 hours a week.
  • English and Maths – Every learner will work towards GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths or Functional Skills. Learners who have already achieved a Grade 4 or C will extend their English and Maths through in-class activities.
  • 3E – Our own brand of specific entrepreneurship, enterprise and employability training.

You will have specific time in your timetable for each of the three elements above and you will be expected to attend all elements throughout the year.  Study programmes are designed to help you meet your maximum potential and progress to the next level of study or into work. 

WHO CAN JOIN?

Entry onto this programme is subject to applicants achieving one or more of the following;

  • 4 x GCSEs at grade 3 including English Language
  • Level 1 CACHE Introduction to Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings Diploma

It is a requirement of the industry that all those working and/or training in Health and Social Care or Early Years Settings must undergo a Disclosure Barring Services check (DBS) at the enhanced level. This is to ensure the safety of vulnerable individuals.

Please be aware that if the DBS check comes back, with anything being flagged that may be of some concern, your application could be withdrawn following a meeting with the programme manager.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED

Assessment is by coursework which is internally marked by tutors and externally moderated.

You must also have successful observations in you work placement. If you placement does not pass you, you will only achieve part of the qualification and may have to re-sit for another year.

Costs/EQUIPMENT

There is a fee of £44 for the DBS check which will need to be paid at enrolment

Students 16-18 year olds will not have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. Please note: You may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment, a food allowance and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.

Students aged 19 and over will have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. Please note: You may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.

Attendance requirements

Placement times can vary according to the setting, learners can be required to do late or early shifts. Holidays cannot be sanctioned during college term as there are a required number of days for the college and placement which must be completed in order to gain the qualification. 100% attendance is expected at college and at work placement.

Learners should expect to be in college from 09:00 to 17:00, 3 to 4 days a week.

AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSE

Those who achieve all of the following will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Health and Social Care.

Those who do not achieve all of the following will be reviewed on individual merit.

  • Complete all coursework
  • Gain GCSE English and Maths
  • Maintain attendance at 80% or higher
  • Successfully pass all observations

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 Students are expected to bring with the following items to all lessons.

  • Notepad
  • Ringer binder folder
  • Pen
  • Plastic Wallets
  • Dividers
  • USB
  • Access to a PC is an advantage
  • Polo shirt and fleece with college logo . (information will be given to you about this at interview) appropriate, comfortable black shoes and trousers when on placement.
  • Textbook

We ask the students do not wear excessive jewellery or nail extensions when on placement as they are not appropriate to the setting.

For further information please contact the Admissions Team by emailing admissions@crawley.ac.uk or by calling 01293 442200 - press option 2 for Admissions.