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Caring for Children & Adults Level 2 Pathway at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Would you like to make a difference to society? Dream of working with children? Or would you like to care for the elderly? If so, then our Level 2 Pathway to Care could provide you with the ideal route into in the care industry. Whether this is working with children, adults or the vulnerable, this course will provide you with key transferable skills allowing you to progress and specialise in either Childcare or Health and Social Care.    

You will have the opportunity to study aspects of childcare and health and social care over the year. You will learn effective communication skills, including how to overcome barriers to communication and you will explore health and well-being, investigating the role of parents, siblings, and carers. You will cover all ages from infancy to adulthood and the elderly. A key part of this course is work experience placements where you can learn practical skills and gain an understanding of the industry.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have 4 GCSE’s Grade A-D including Maths and a C in English.You will also require an up-to-date DBS check.

Assessment

You will be assessed in a number of ways which will help you develop the relevant skills needed to succeed in this industry. Assessments include project work, exams, presentations, assignments and your portfolio. Your work experience placements will also count towards your final grade.

Future opportunities

On completion of this course, you could apply to the Level 3 course in Childcare or the Level 3 course in Health and Social Care.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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    • Spires Theatre

      Always dreamed of being on stage? Look no further, our Performing Arts department boasts a professionally equipped theatre in St. Andrews' building with a state-of-the-art computerised lighting system, sound systems and multiple stages and seating positioning, giving you a platform to showcase your talent. As a Performing Arts student you will have the chance to participate in a variety of productions throughout the year. 

      The View

      Feeling peckish? The View is a place for you to grab a coffee, stop for a light snack or sit down for a full meal. It boasts a vast and ever-changing menu of freshly prepared snacks, meals, soups and cakes made by our Chefs and catering students. Looking out over the River Severn, The View is the place in college to meet friends over coffee, relax with a book over cake, or sit down for some enjoyable, wholesome, home-cooked food without any of the effort of cooking or preparing it yourself.

      Starbucks

      Make time for a milky latte and visit our Starbucks counter in The View. We have the only one in Worcester City Centre! So come sit back, warm up and relax with a cappuccino, or even grab a berry frappe to go!

      Nursery

      Our nurseries provide a happy, secure and stimulating place where learning through play is purposeful and fun! Our bright and spacious nurseries offer a wide range of flexible childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years old. The nurseries are recognised as 'outstanding' by Ofsted who also praised the training received by staff, and the atmosphere that the children enjoy.

      St Dunstan's

      St Dunstan's is a state-of-the-art building dedicated to our creative arts and hair and beauty provision in Worcester. Short-listed for the prestigious AJ Retrofit Awards, this modern building is home to our hair and beauty salon, art and design studios and coffee shop making it the perfect place for students to explore their creative side. Our hair and beauty salon, Fountains is open to members of the public.