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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 20

Hours: 1.00

Start: 14/01/2019

Days / Times: Wednesday 17:00 to 19:00

Tuition (£): 811.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 811.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is suitable for those who are wishing to change career or move into employment after a career break. It will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to prepare for employment in the social care sector. If you are new to working in the sector, it will provide personal and career development opportunities.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, you will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of written English in order to complete the qualification.

Course Content

You will study the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Personal development
  • Role of the social care worker
  • Handling information
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Duty of care
  • Person-centred approach

How will I be assessed?

You will produce a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed by your tutor. The course is a combination of taught sessions and distance learning.

The class will run for 2 hours per week, every other week. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can progress to a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Adult Social Care

Careers

You can advance in a variety of roles within the sector, such as Health Care Assistant or Support Worker

 

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree

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.

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