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Beginners Diploma in Skills for Health & Social Care (Entry 3)

Sorry, there are no variations of this course currently available.

What is involved?

The Entry Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and Early Years aims to give you the opportunity to provide an educational foundation for a range of careers in Health a Social Care and Early Years. It will have you to develop a range of skills and attitudes essential for working in the Health, Social Care and Early Years sector. You will also be able to further develop your communication and team work skills. The work is internally and externally assessed and there are no exams. Various assessment methods are used to ensure learning & teaching has taken place such as peer assessment, case studies, practical demonstration, role play, presentations and written assignments. Flexibility is provided for any learner with SEN; support is available from the SEN team. The maintenance of high standards is our priority, in order to make the lessons interesting and stimulating for all learners. Functional Skills/GCSEs You will be studying Functional Skills (Maths and English) as part of your course to enable you to progress onto Level-1 qualifications. However, learners who have gained either GSCE English or GSCE Maths at grade D will re-sit GCSEs instead. Work Experience opportunity. As part of the programme you will conduct a two week work placement in a Health, Social Care and/or Early Years environment. This will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge into a practical work setting.. Enrichment Activities A range of Enrichment activities are incorporated within the programme. Examples of Enrichment activities conducted are sport activities, workshops, outings and debates. There is also the opportunity to request other enrichment activities that you have an interest in. I - Learning Sessions This is additional time embedded in your programme for independent study. This time is used to work through assignments, complete homework activities and conduct wider reading and research to assist learning. Support Tutorials Group and one to one tutorials are set up on the programme to further assist you with successfully completing the course. Support tutorials are at flexible times to meet your needs. This could occur during the daytime and evenings. Personal Learning Plan Sessions A course tutor will be allocated to you on the programme. Your course tutor will be working with you to set realistic targets that will enable you to achieve. Your targets will be monitored weekly by your tutor and yourself.


What will my career options be?

You may progress to a Level 1 course in Health, Social Care and Early Years

What is the cost?

This Course is free for 16-18's


What do I need?

Initial Diagnostic Assessment has to be completed before you are enrolled; you need to achieve Entry 2 English to be accepted on to the Entry Level 3 course. This is to ensure you are put on the right course at the right level.