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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
Level 2

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Health and Social Care

The Department reviews its courses annually to ensure we meet industry standards in all aspects of teaching and learning. We have worked closely with social workers, medical and nursing universities and (under their advice and guidance) specifically offer the BTEC National Health and Social Care ‘Health Sciences’ and ‘Social Work’ pathways in order to ensure students can progress to these careers.

Professionals in Health and Social Care make an invaluable contribution to the welfare of society and gain a huge amount of pleasure and satisfaction from their work. Health and Social Care represents one of the biggest growth areas for employability as we respond to the needs of an ageing population.


Your studies will include:

  • A range of placements such as care homes, youth work, schools, hospitals and special educational needs providers
  • Links with HE providers for progression to nursing programmes and social work
  • Visits from HE providers to assist with UCAS applications
  • Employer Links:
    – Local children’s centres
    – Opportunity for hospital placements
    – Visits to professional exhibitions and conferences
    – Guest speakers

Please note:

  • A DBS check will need to be completed before you can commence your course. It is advisable to submit your application as early as possible
  • Work placements are mandatory on these courses
  • There will be a cost for your DBS, trips and possibly other relevant items relating to your course
  • Financial help is available, please contact Client Services on 020 8651 1131 for more details

Health & Social Care – Level 2 Extended Certificate

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1 Year
Entry Requirements:
5 GCSE grade 9-3 (A*-D) including English and Maths; or BTEC Level 1 Diploma Merit/ Distinction and GCSE grade 9-3 (A*-D) IN English and Maths
A clean DBS check
Assessment:
Coursework, practical work placements and external exams

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This course offers those interested in working within care or social care environments the chance to develop their practical skills including work experience. You are required to complete a minimum of 60 hours work placement (1 day a week) in a nursery, residential care home or any other suitable placement.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Human lifespan development
  • Health and Social Care values
  • Effective communication in Health and Social Care
  • Healthy living
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • Equality and diversity
  • Individual rights
  • Human body systems

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Health & Social Care Level 3
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment could include nursing homes, care homes and day centres

Health & Social Care (Health Sciences & Social Work Pathways) – Level 3 National Extended Diploma

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2 Years / 168 UCAS points (Grade D*D*D*)
Entry Requirements:
5 GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and Maths; or BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate/ Diploma Merit/ Distinction and GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) in English and Maths
A clean DBS check
Assessment:
Coursework, practical work placements and external exams

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This course develops your knowledge and practical skills within Health and Social Care settings and prepares you for employment in this sector or Higher Education. You are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours work placement (1 day a week) in a hospital, residential care home or any other suitable placement.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Meeting individual care and support needs
  • Physiological disorders and their care
  • Principles of safe practice in health and social care
  • Psychological perspectives

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Degrees could include Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Teaching, Complementary Therapy and Psychology
  • A wide range of job roles are possible

Skills for Working in Health & Social Care – Level 2 Certificate

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1 Year
Entry Requirements: Age 19+ only, no formal qualifications required. GCSE English and Maths grade 9-3 (A*-D)
Students whose first language is not English will need an IELTS assessment and NARIC conversions for their qualifications
Assessment: Coursework, assignments and GCSE English and Maths exams

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This Pre-Access course is designed for adults not already in possession of suitable Level 2 qualifications as an approved route to an Access to HE Diploma.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Understand the medical profession
  • Human biology
  • First aid
  • Preparing to work in the health and social care industry
  • Safeguarding and nutrition
  • Understanding mental health
  • Care of the elderly

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Access to Nursing & Health Related Professions Level 3 Diploma
  • Access to Social Work Level 3 Diploma
  • Work in a supervised role within the health and social care sector including Healthcare Assistant and Care Assistant roles

ALL COURSES CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.