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Key details

Awarding Body CACHE
Level Certificate Level 2
Start Date Various

Course overview

This is a popular, practical, work-related distance learning course where you will learn by completing projects and assignments as well as undertaking a work placement on two block weeks.

Placements can be anywhere in the Bradford district and you will have to be prepared to travel to experience a range of health care settings.

On successful completion of the course, you may be eligible to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care depending on your GCSE qualifications.

What you'll study

The course includes:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • work placement

You will study a number of units to prepare you for working in the adult social care sector.

These could include:

  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Safeguarding
  • The Role of the Health and Social Care worker
  • Person-centred Approaches
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Supporting People to Eat and Drink.

During the course you will be required to complete a two-week block placement.

You will learn through:

  • lectures and workshops
  • placement experience
  • discussions and group work
  • research projects
  • class activities

You will create a portfolio of evidence based on knowledge and skills gained from assignments and observations from a work placement.

You will develop skills in:

  • communication
  • time management
  • organisation
  • working as part of a group
  • problem solving
  • working to deadlines

You can also expect to:

  • use specialist terms
  • deal with the public
  • translate verbal or written instructions into action
  • read statistics (including graphs and tables), journals, reports and trade literature
  • use academic language

You may need pens and paper, a lever arch file and memory stick.

  • The course includes:

    • Maths
    • English
    • Health, Safety and Wellbeing
    • work placement

    You will study a number of units to prepare you for working in the adult social care sector.

    These could include:

    • Equality and Inclusion
    • Safeguarding
    • The Role of the Health and Social Care worker
    • Person-centred Approaches
    • Dementia Awareness
    • Supporting People to Eat and Drink.

    During the course you will be required to complete a two-week block placement.

  • You will learn through:

    • lectures and workshops
    • placement experience
    • discussions and group work
    • research projects
    • class activities

    You will create a portfolio of evidence based on knowledge and skills gained from assignments and observations from a work placement.

  • You will develop skills in:

    • communication
    • time management
    • organisation
    • working as part of a group
    • problem solving
    • working to deadlines

    You can also expect to:

    • use specialist terms
    • deal with the public
    • translate verbal or written instructions into action
    • read statistics (including graphs and tables), journals, reports and trade literature
    • use academic language
  • You may need pens and paper, a lever arch file and memory stick.

Assessment

Each Unit is assessed through a unit assignment or placement observation.
Tasks within these assignments vary and you will be assessed using methods such as written work, posters, verbal questioning and role play.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language
At least grade 2-3, D-E
GCSE Maths
At least grade 2-3, D-E

Level 1/ Entry 3 Functional skills will be accepted.

You should be at least 14 years old.

A satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and interview are required.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

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