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Health & Social Care at Oldham College

Course description

Health & Social Care : Level 1 Full Time course - 1 year

The course will develop your knowledge and understanding pf various settings within Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. You will learn about the roles played by workers from professionalism, principles and values,  health and safety and working with others. A vital part of the course will be to undertake a work placement related to your course where you will gain a valuable insight into the roles and opportunities available in each sector.

Health & Social Care : Level 2 Full Time course - 1 year

Designed to provide knowledge and develop the skills that are required by employers. This is a theoretical and practical course designed to give you a broader and more focused insight into the health and social care sector.

You will attend work placement each week which will provide you with first-hand experience of health and social care settings and client groups.

Health & Social Care : Level 3 Full Time course - 2 year

A course specifically designed to provide you the with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to work in the health and social care sector or provide a route into higher education. You will study a wide range of topics, e.g communication, equality and diversity, anatomy and physiology and life stages development.

You will attend work placement each week which will provide you with first-hand experience of health and social care settings and client groups.

Course content

Health & Social Care : Level 1 Full Time course - 1 year

The course will develop your knowledge and understanding pf various settings within Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. You will learn about the roles played by workers from professionalism, principles and values,  health and safety and working with others. A vital part of the course will be to undertake a work placement related to your course where you will gain a valuable insight into the roles and opportunities available in each sector.

Health & Social Care : Level 2 Full Time course - 1 year

Designed to provide knowledge and develop the skills that are required by employers. This is a theoretical and practical course designed to give you a broader and more focused insight into the health and social care sector.

You will attend work placement each week which will provide you with first-hand experience of health and social care settings and client groups.

Health & Social Care : Level 3 Full Time course - 2 year

A course specifically designed to provide you the with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to work in the health and social care sector or provide a route into higher education. You will study a wide range of topics, e.g communication, equality and diversity, anatomy and physiology and life stages development.

You will attend work placement each week which will provide you with first-hand experience of health and social care settings and client groups.

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

There are no qualifications required for these courses.

They are designed for students with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND).

 

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

Assessment

Each course will be assessed by a variety of methods including coursework, exams, case study projects, professional discussions, work placement and research projects.

Financial information

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Future opportunities

Level 1 - Upon completion of this course there are various course in either Health & Social Care or Early Years that you may choose from as a full time course.

Level 2 - With the knowledge and qualification earned on this course, you will have everything you need to advance onto the Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification, taking your skills even further. For students who wish to enter into employment; possible careers would be, home carer, health care assistant, support worker, personal assistant, occupational therapist technician.

Level 3 - On completion of the level 3 qualification you will have a huge range of options available to take your knowledge, skills and abilities to variety of courses in higher education including Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Youth Work, Sociology & Psychology.

You may also want to continue your studies in your local area. If you do,  University College Oldham has courses in Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, Health and Community Studies BSc(Hons) or Psychological Studies BSc(Hons).

For students who wish to enter into employment; possible career options would be youth service, midwifery assistant, mental health/learning disability support worker.

Further information

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

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: 22 November 2018
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