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.
– A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and 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 or 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 4 or above, which should include English Language. A written task for applicants without evidence of GCSE qualifications can be undertaken.
The course is delivered partly through taught sessions and partly through employer supported work-based learning. You will be 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 presentations and a dissertation proposal.
The FdA in health and social care will enable you to work at a higher/management level within the health and social care sector, and/or top up to the 1 year BA (Hons) in Adult Social Care degree programme here at HSDC, or alternatively, a Bachelor’s 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.
The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.Katie Whittingham, A Level student
"I am delighted with my results and am really looking forward to studying Law at Oxford University. I really enjoyed my time at HSDC Alton and I really appreciate all the help and support from my fantastic teachers, without whom I wouldn't have got my place at Oxford."Catherine Goldie, HSDC Alton A Level Student
My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.Edward Smith, BTEC student