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Health, Social Care and Early Years Introduction Diploma at Newham College of Further Education

Course description

The main focus of this course is to build your knowledge of care organisations, policies and the role of the care worker. The units covered in the course will introduce you to skills that are essential when caring for children, young people older people. You will also learn about the aspects of living that are associated with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. By the end of the course you will know how to maintain healthy, safe and secure environments and understand further child development through the life stages. There is also an opportunity to try out your skills within a health and social care setting (depending on your area of interest), through a work experience placement. Functional Skills You will be studying Functional Skills (Maths and English) as part of your course to enable you to progress onto Level-2 qualifications. 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. Multiple assignments 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

2 GCSEs Grade E English & Maths and/or equivalent

Future opportunities

You may progress to a Level 2 course in Health and Social Care or Children's Care, Learning & Development. You may also choose to go to work in a health and social care setting.

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.