This qualification is designed to support your return to study and help you develop the skills needed to progress to Level 3 courses in Health or Social Care or pursue employment opportunities in health and social care. It will also help you gain confidence in your own ability to study and progress. If you are looking for a course which is challenging and will reintroduce you to studying, with a view to progressing further in the Health and Social Care sector, then this course is for you.
The qualification focuses on study skills, personal development and includes units that offer learners a taste of subject areas in health and social care such as:
• Introduction to Psychology
• Introduction to Sociology
• Introduction to Social Work and Criminology
• Study Skills units.
Achievement of the Award will demonstrate you are able to study for a sustained period at an appropriate level. You will also have the opportunity to achieve your Maths and English Level 2 Functional Skills alongside the course, for which attendance is mandatory. The course will be 2 full days per week which will include the vocational qualification plus Maths and English.
Learning is assessed by a variety of methods to prepare you to study at Level 3. These include written assignments, work booklets, presentations and tutor observation. All of the assessment criteria in a unit must be met before the unit is deemed to be achieved. The unit achievement is not graded; units are either achieved or not achieved.
You will be assigned a Personal Tutor who will support you throughout your period of study to enable progression by setting professional and personal targets.
Many of our Level 2 learners progress to Level 3 and beyond. Employment in the care sector, NVQ, Apprenticeships.