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Intermediate First Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

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

What is involved?

The course has fifteen units to be completed. They vary from Protection & Safeguarding, Dealing with loss & Grief to Disability Awareness and Introduction to the Autistic Spectrum. It also includes overall knowledge about Communication, Duty of Care and Equality and Inclusion. Case studies are used to demonstrate application of knowledge. Furthermore, work placement is provided for two weeks in the year. However, this can be continued if it is negotiated with the organisation, or you can find your own voluntary work placement to increase your employability skills.

GCSE-Retakes You will be retaking your GCSE Maths and English, if you did not achieve Grade C in any of these subjects, as part of your course to enable you to progress onto Level-3 qualifications.

Work Experience opportunity As part of the programme you will conduct a two week work placement in a Health and Social Care environment. This will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge into a practical work setting. Multiple assignments will also be completed in relation to your work placement

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?

Progress to a level three BTEC Diploma in HSC course at the college or do any level three courses in HSC. If you do not want to go through the academic route; you can work in the care sector i.e. Care Home.

There are always opportunities to volunteer in a HSC organisation, with the opportunity of further training or apprenticeship. If you are 19 years of age then you can progress to the Access courses in HSC, Early Years or Health Sciences to get to HE.

What is the cost?

The Home fee is £1950 (Plus £125 Exam Fee). This Course is Free for 16-18 Home Students.

In some instances a course may be free - please refer to the 'What do I Need to Pay' screen for more information.


What do I need?

4 GCSEs Grade D including English & Maths and /or equivalent