This course will give you a taste of what health and social care is all about, helping you to make an informed choice about working in these rewarding sectors.
- At least four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English Language or Maths
- At least one GCSE needs to be at grade C/4 or above
- Grade D/3 or above in GCSE English Language
- Grade D/3 or above in GCSE Maths
- A satisfactory DBS check will be required
What will I study?
You will develop practical skills in caring, effective methods of communication, how to meet individual needs and how to promote the rights of service users.
We will encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning. This will help prepare you for further study or for progression to direct employment in the health or social care environment.
- Core Modules
Human Lifespan Development
Health & Social Care Core Values
- Mandatory Modules
- Additional Modules
The Impact of Nutrition on Health & Wellbeing
Equality & Diversity in Health & Social Care
Individual Rights in Health & Social Care
Why study Health & Social Care at USP College?
- Be part of our College Company Care Ready. Complementing your time in college, you will also learn the ropes through work experience and shadowing placements in organisations such as Summercare, Oakdale Residential Home and Basildon and Southend Hospitals.
- Opportunity to carry out work experience in a Health & Social Care setting.
- Trips/visits to complement the learning on your course including Colchester Zoo, the local food bank and The Science Museum.
- Course teachers have a wealth of experience from working and studying in the Health & Social Care field, including: Nursing, Public Health, Childcare, Residential Care and Physiotherapy.
- Guest talks from a range of health and social care practitioners – past speakers have included: Midwives, Nurses, Paramedics, Complementary Therapists, Dieticians and Social Workers.
What could I do next?
This qualification can lead to further study such as the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Health & Social Care (equivalent to two A-Levels). Some students choose to go straight into employment and they can consider a wide range of opportunities in the care field.
Former student success
Many students progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care or Level 3 childcare and continue to study at university in subjects like: Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Forensic Science and Teaching.
- All students require a satisfactory DBS check. A DBS currently costs £54 and you will be required to pay for this.
- Material costs
- Trips/visits - these should not exceed £50 in any one year.