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Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care at Chesterfield College

Course description

Key modules on this course include:

  • Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
  • • Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care
  • Introduction to counselling skills for Health and Social Care Settings

Entry requirements

This learning programme is an introduction to the types of employment available within the health and social care industry. This full-time two-year learning programme contains practical units that support personal career development in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Working with Adults and Children with Learning Difficulties and working with the Elderly. You will have an assigned Personal Tutor who will help guide your career development in line with the skills needed for different job roles throughout your two years. There is an opportunity at the end of year 1 of your course to change Pathways. You will need a minimum of five GCSEs grade C or equivalent and at least a grade C in both English and Maths. The course’s focus is a mix of academic and practical application of skills and will allow the student to practise the skills needed for a higher level course or employment. You will be assessed mainly through a variety of assessment methods that reflect industry daily life. In each year of your course you will be required to attend two one-week block work-placements in health and social care settings. These settings can include rehabilitation centres, hospital, pharmacist, day centre, care homes, schools and nurseries. Work placement will help not only with your coursework but will prepare you for work in the health and social care industry.

Financial information

Yes - If it's your first full Level 3 and you're aged 19-23 your course is funded otherwise Advanced learner loans are available

Future opportunities

The course will lead you into a variety of pathways such as the Foundation Degree in Children and Young People’s Services, Health and Social Care employment or other university level courses. Most progress on to the the Extended Diploma in Health and Soci

Further information

'• Where costs are quoted in this document they are correct at the time of publication, but may be changed• Timetables are given as an indication only, these may vary• Weeks shown are the maximum number expected• The formation of a class is conditional

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 September 2018

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    • Advice and Guidance
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    • 01246 500500 extension 2103
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