Early Years Youth & Education

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

36 Weeks , Day time , East Ham Campus
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Is the Course for me?

The main focus of this course is to build your knowledge of care organisations, policies and the role of the care worker. The units covered in the course will introduce you to skills that are essential when caring for children, young people and older people. You will also learn about the aspects of living that are associated with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. By the end of the course you will know how to maintain healthy, safe and secure environments and understand further child related activities suitable for learning.

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.


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

Course Requirements

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.

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