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Health & Social Care: Level 1 at Suffolk New College

Course description

• Students consistently achieve above National Average

• Students reported in their forum feedback that they really enjoyed the variety of units which helped them think about their future career choices.

• Individual support for students and the guest speakers students said made the course more interesting and achievable.

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or Maths or both will need to study an English or/and Maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.  

Course content

This study programme offers you a great opportunity to study relevant units of study at an introductory level, these include: creative activities when caring for individuals, and health and social care services. You will learn a range of employability skills and techniques for future job opportunities, and develop personal qualities and attitudes essential for working life. You will be in College a minimum of three days a week and are asked to study for up to 10 hours a week ‘outside’ College on coursework assessments. Throughout the course you will be assessed in a variety of ways including: creating brochures, leaflets, making snacks and activities, presentations and assignments reports. Work related guest speakers will support you in developing wider employability skills; you may also undertake 2 weeks work experience to gain insight into what it is like to work full time in care settings.  

 

 

Entry requirements

A profile of GCSEs at grades E-F or grades 2-1 (If you have a number of G grades please ask about entry level qualifications in the College as these may be more suitable).

Ability to study at level 1 Functional Skill in Maths & English

DBS check before enrolling with recommendation that that students register with the Update Service at the same time. nbsp;

 

Financial information

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017. For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.

Additional Costs

£20 for textbook and £14 polo shirt £44 for enhanced DBS check to be completed prior to enrolment with £13 fee to register for the update service which students pay direct to DBS by debit or credit card https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service (based on 2016-17 costs and may be subject to change).  

 

 

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 1 study programme last year 70% of students progressed onto Level 2 qualifications in Health & Social Care; 10% took an apprenticeship in Childcare; 10% gained full time employment and 10% gained part-time employment. Normally if you pass the programme and gain Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1 or above, you will be able to progress onto the next level of study. This could include the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, or other study programmes in the College which might interest you.  

 

 

Further information

How Do I Apply

Come along to one of our open events and apply there, or online at www.suffolk.ac.uk

Support For You

Student support contact www.suffolk.ac.uk/support_for_students/student_support or 01473 382738 or email support@suffolk.ac.uk.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk New College directly.

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: SIH91F0
  • Web url: www.suffolk.ac.uk

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