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Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care at Dartford Science & Technology College

Course description

This course aims to provide an introduction to the health and social care sector. It is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a broad range of health or social care settings.  Students will have to complete four units, three of which are mandatory: Unit 1: Human Lifespan and Development—you develop your knowledge and understanding of patterns of human growth and development. You will explore the key aspects of growth and development, and the experience of health and wellbeing. Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care - This unit will explore the different jobs and careers that are available within Health and social care; it will also focus on the needs of the individual and the role of the professionals. Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs—you will learn about the values and principles of meeting care and support needs and look at some of the ethical issues that arise when personalising care. Unit 12: Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs—This unit aims to give you specialist knowledge that can be crucial to ensuring that those with additional needs meet their full potential.

Course content

This course aims to provide an introduction to the health and social care sector. It is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a broad range of health or social care settings.  Students will have to complete four units, three of which are mandatory: Unit 1: Human Lifespan and Development—you develop your knowledge and understanding of patterns of human growth and development. You will explore the key aspects of growth and development, and the experience of health and wellbeing. Unit 2: Working in Health and Social Care - This unit will explore the different jobs and careers that are available within Health and social care; it will also focus on the needs of the individual and the role of the professionals. Unit 5: Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs—you will learn about the values and principles of meeting care and support needs and look at some of the ethical issues that arise when personalising care. Unit 12: Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs—This unit aims to give you specialist knowledge that can be crucial to ensuring that those with additional needs meet their full potential.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades 9-4 including English and Maths.

Assessment

At least 5 GCSE grades 9-4 including English and Maths.

Future opportunities

Higher Education and Career Opportunities: This qualification is designed to support progression to Higher Education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate Applied qualifications or A Levels. There are also opportunities to qualify for social work, midwifery, paramedics and teaching.

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: 14 November 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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