You will cover a number of areas, such as:
A Level 3 qualification would be an advantage to support your learning at Level 5.
The Diploma can be delivered either in a training centre or in the workplace. Learners are assessed mainly through a portfolio of evidence, which must be gathered in the workplace. For knowledge-only units, they will be assessed either in or out of the workplace. .
Assesment takes place in the workplace by your nominated assessor. They will collect a range of different types of evidence against the criteria of the qualification. This can include:
The cost is £2,000 if paying via invoice which can be over a period of months or via a student loan. Full information will be provided by the assessor and you will need to have this in place before enrolment can commence.
This is the qualification required for managers of adult residential and domiciliary services or children's homes.
The Diploma can also help you work in roles such as:
Care home manager
Health promotion / education specialist
Health service manager
Learning disability nurse
Mental health nurse
Supervisor / team leader
Youth and community worker.
Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."
I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.
For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.
These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.