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Health and Social Care Advanced Subsiduary Diploma at Newham College of Further Education

Course description

This is a one year full time Diploma course that provides you with the opportunity to seek entry to higher education courses in a range of subject areas. The course integrates a broad range of modules within the Health and Social Care curriculum to create a diverse programme of study. The modules explored during this year include Health Education, Understanding Psychological and Sociological Perspectives, Autonomy and Physiology, Counselling Skills and many others. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a work experience placement within the Health and Social Care sector. This will be assessed as part of your qualification. The course is delivered over 36 weeks where you are assessed on 11 level 3 units. While completing and passing course, you will be expected to meet Assessment deadlines set and also maintain an attendance and punctuality of 90% or above. Work Experience opportunity As part of the programme you will conduct a two week work placement in a Health and Social Care environment.

This will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge into a practical work setting. An assignment will also be completed in relation to your work placement Enrichment Activities A range of Enrichment activities are incorporated within the programme. Examples of Enrichment activities conducted are sport activities, workshops, outings and debates. There is also the opportunity to request other enrichment activities that you have an interest in. I - Learning Sessions This is additional time embedded in your programme for independent study. This time is used to work through assignments, complete homework activities and conduct wider reading and research to assist learning. Support Tutorials Group and one to one tutorials are set up on the programme to further assist you with successfully completing the course. Support tutorials are at flexible times to meet your needs. This could occur during the daytime and evenings. Personal Learning Plan Sessions A course tutor will be allocated to you on the programme. Your course tutor will be working with you to set realistic targets that will enable you to achieve. Your targets will be monitored weekly by your tutor and yourself.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A-C including English & Maths and/or equivalent.

Future opportunities

Complete an Undergraduate Degree at university. Gain work based employment within the Health and Social Care sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newham College of Further Education directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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    • The East Ham Campus is situated close to the busy East Ham High Street and it's just a few minutes walk away from East Ham station, where the Hammersmith & City and District lines lead in and out of Central London. The high street is a bustling area with a vast array of shops, including the usual high street chains such as Primark, Superdrug and Sainsbury’s.

       The following courses are offered at the East Ham Campus:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Business and Retail
      • Customer Services and Catering & Hospitality
      • Fashion and Tailoring
      • Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapies
      • Health, Care & Childcare
      • Sport and Health & Fitness
      • Teaching

       This campus has seven floors, specialist amenities, commercial enterprise and it is a buzzing and vibrant place to study. It boasts amazing facilities (see Facilities section) as well as world class IT and multimedia centre, an extensive library, a fitness suite, student life area (a common room for students with TV screens, pool tables and areas to relax), a café and a restaurant.