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Schools 14-16 - Combined Level 1/2 Pearsons BTEC Award in Health and Social Care and Level 2 Award in Child Development

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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course will provide a basic introduction to both the Health and Social Care and Early Years sectors. Students will develop  knowledge and understanding through applying their learning to work related contexts and gain the skills they need for further study.

Entry requirements

An interview with staff from the Early years and Health and Social care team will form part of the selection process. This will be supported by scored teacher assessments provided by the school. Applicants also need to demonstrate a recognised interest in the care sector.

Course Content

You will undertake the following units:

Health and Social Care

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Health and Social Care Services and Values
  • Health and well being

Early Years

  • Introduction to working with children 0-5 years
  • Development and well being of children 0-5 years
  • Child care and development of children 0-5 years

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a combination of assignments and exams.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

None

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

Level 2/3 programmes in either Early Years or Health and Social Care.

Careers

A variety of roles within either sectors such as Health Care assistant or Early years practitioner.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Lewis Morrell

Lewis Morrell

Lewis follows dad and granddad into healthcare

Teenager Lewis Morrell is aiming to become the third generation of his family to go into nursing.

But disappointing school GCSE exam results meant he had to have a rethink and plot a new route on the road to his career.

Looking for suitable courses, Lewis attended a College open event and was impressed with both what was on offer and the friendliness of the staff.

Eighteen-year-old Lewis described Derby College as "a lifeline" which has helped to give him confidence and a mind-set that he can achieve his goals.

A hospital work placement, run through the college's Employer Academy programme, has directly helped him land a health care assistant apprenticeship at the Royal Derby Hospital.

And Lewis has also completed Health and Social Care and English Functional Skills at Level 2, with a double pass and a merit. He is waiting for his GCSE English and CGSE Science results.

Lewis's dad is a children's nurse and his grandad worked in nursing and midwifery. He now manages a doctors' practice in Australia.

Knowing Lewis's skillset and temperament, they said that getting into health care would be "the best thing he ever did". He was inspired by them

I was a bit down about my English and Science results from school, because I needed those for nursing. Once I've got them I'll be able to get on further, so college was a lifeline.


It supported me through the first year and they pushed me. It's given me confidence. Rather than thinking 'maybe I can't do this', it helped me think 'yes, I can actually do this.'


It was very supportive through all of my time and I'm proud to have been accepted for the apprenticeship.


I'd say to anybody who didn't quite get the exams they want: go to
College, go to every lesson, stick with it and eventually it'll all click.


It's a four year apprenticeship. I want to go on to university and get my nursing degree and then get into children's nursing eventually.

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