Health & Social Care
Throughout this one day a week programme, you will gain a solid understanding about the diverse contexts of health and social care professions, and the programme also incorporates the National Minimum Training Standards for Adult Social Care Workers in England (Skills for Care 2013).
Your course will include psychological, historical, cultural, sociological, socio-political and philosophical viewpoints, delivered through a combination of taught sessions and employer-supported work-based learning, giving you an ideal combination of learning methods.
The University of Chichester is the awarding institution for this qualification.
- Type of study
- Full-Time, Higher Education, UCAS
- Examination board
- Chichester University
Availability & Details
– A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (MMM grade) or similar qualification e.g. A Levels or Access to Higher Education (equivalent to 96 UCAS Tariff points)
– You must be employed or doing voluntary work in a Health and Social Care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week. You should have the support of your employer or voluntary setting (unless self-employed) and have a satisfactory enhanced DBS check
– Two GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 under the new system) or above, which should include English Language. A written task for applicants without evidence of GCSE qualifications can be undertaken.
- Developing Academic and Professional Skills
- Health and Social Care in Context
- Reflective Practice and Decision Making
- Safeguarding Children and Adults
- Human Growth and Development
- Inter-professional working
- Disability in Health and Social Care
- Psychology and Mental Health
- Understanding and Applying Research
- End of Life Care (Option)
- Health and Wellbeing (Option)
- Working with Substance Misuse (Option)
This is a two year programme which is delivered one day per week. It has a practical, vocational focus to the study of the Health and Social Care sector and provides a grounding in social science perspectives to inform practice. The course is delivered partly through taught sessions and partly through employer-supported work-based learning. Students are taught in small groups and there is individual tutorial support to assist with the planning and checking of coursework.
You will be assessed using a variety of methods, including essays, case studies, reports, observations, individual and group poster presentations and a dissertation proposal.
The FdA in Health & Social Care will enable you to work at a higher/management level within the Health & Social Care sector and/or top up to the one year BA (Hons) in Adult Social Care degree programme here at HSDC or alternative Bachelors degree programme at a university.
We have links with a variety of health care providers, giving students access to real life best practice and news.
Future Career Opportunities
I would say it’s a college that really balances academia with fun, there is lots of extra-curricular stuff that you can get involved in. It has a really good work/life balance.Laura Hagedorn, A Level student
My experience with the teaching and support was really well, as I’m dyslexic, they helped me a lot and I’ve achieved good grades, so I’m really pleased.Thomas McCann, A Level student
College has been the best two years of my education. All my teachers were great and amazing, and I think they were the most helpful they could have been.Megan Capaldi-Tallon, A Level student