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Young Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care at Hounslow Apprenticeship Training

Course description

You will complete a Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care (2 years). This course involves practical and written work and work experience with employers. You will spend time in Health & Social Care workshops developing skills in: • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care • Human lifespan development • The impact of diet on health • Individual needs within the health and social care sectors You will also develop your understanding of working in the health & social care industry, health and safety practices, and the personal skills required to succeed in the industry. Your practical skills will be assessed in the workshop but you will also be assessed through case studies, assignments, written work and projects. Who is this course for? You should have an interest in and/or want to work in the health & social care industry. You should want to work with people, in a team and in an adult environment and enjoy hands –on practical learning and using new skills. Where will I be based? You will be based at Brentford School. You will be there one day a week (Tuesdays in Year 10 and Thursdays in Year 11) and be taught by specialist tutors in workshops. What about work experience? You will have the opportunity to gain up to 50 days work experience with employers. Work placements in Hospitality have included opportunities with St Marys Convent, BA Williams, Coniston Lodge, Buttercups and local nurseries.

Entry requirements

Students will need the ability to complete a practical level 2 course. Applicants will be asked for: • KS3 teacher assessments in English, Maths, and Science • A Personal Statement • A Tutor Statement This course suits students who: • are well motivated • are interested in the subject/sector • are interested in working with people • are interested in working in a team and adult environment • enjoy hands-on and practical learning activities • enjoy learning and using new skills

Future opportunities

This is a challenging Level 2 course which will prepare you for roles in: Healthcare: • health care providers • nursing, • medical staff • dental support staff • chiropody, dietetics • orthoptics • occupational therapy • physiotherapy • radiography Socialcare: • caring for adults with physical or learning disabilities • rehabilitation • community support Children’s Learning & Development: • nursery nurse • classroom assistant • childminders • nannies • youth work • play work

Further information

Contact: Graeme Baker 14-19 Curriculum Coordinator London Borough of Hounslow graeme.baker@hounslow.gov.uk 020 8583 4158

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hounslow Apprenticeship Training directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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