Important Entry Requirement & Application Update
College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020.
Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time.
Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.
Is this course right for me?
Would you like a career in health and social care? This programme provides an advanced level qualification, delivered by experienced professionals. It aims to develop your knowledge and skills, preparing you to progress into Higher Education or into the health or social care sector. It provides a practical programme of study, focusing on the needs of real job roles and situations.
The programme is suitable if you are progressing from a related Level 2 course or from suitable GCSE attainment.
After completing the programme, you will be able to work in a number of roles, including support and sessional work across the care sector. You will also be prepared for Higher Education, and eventual careers including nursing, social work and residential.
The health, social and childcare sector is about putting others before ourselves, therefore your interview will help us decide if you are suitable to engage with the more vulnerable members of society. In your interview, we will discuss the importance of suitable work experience in the sector. Work experience must be completed successfully to finish the course. The interview will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course, life at college, or working in the heath, social, or childcare sectors.
In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:
- 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language, and Maths at D or above
- A relevant Health, Social or Care Level 2 qualification (Pass)
You will also require an attendance level of 86% in your previous year of study.
As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the programme.
The programme will consist of the All Wales Core qualification which allows for registration to work in the sector, a L3 vocational programme the equivalent of 3 A levels.
In addition, you will also follow an individual programme of study (campus and grade profile dependant) potentially including: Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate, short employability courses, Literacy, Numeracy, tutorial and placement skills.
The above will be delivered through a blend of the following:
- Practical workshops
- Study in a realistic working environment
- Self-directed study
- Group work
- Work placement
The L3 Vocational programme is assessed through internal assessment (50%) and external assessment (50%). Candidates must successfully complete:
- FOUR externally set, internally marked assignments
- TWO external examinations
The full programme will also include assessment through a blend of the following:
- Practical and written assessments/assignments
- Presentations and demonstrations
- Portfolios of work
- Performance and observation
The qualification carries up to 168 UCAS points, with further UCAS points available from the Advanced Level Welsh Baccalaureate (campus dependent). As such, the course will allow you to progress onto a range of Higher Education courses at many institutions.
At Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, you could progress onto a number of programmes, including:
- Foundation Degree Health and Social Care
The programme also improves your employability and gives you important knowledge and skills. It will prepare you for a career in any health and social care area, either directly or after further study. These include paediatric nursing, adult nursing, mental health nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, social policy, radiography, childhood studies, physiotherapy, chiropody/podiatry, psychology, sociology, criminology, holistic therapies and operating practice.
Additional campus/course information:
At the Rhos-on-Sea Campus, learners benefit from training in the state-of-the-art Institute of Health and Social Care, a North Wales centre for high quality professional training, development and updating for those working in the Health and Social Care sectors.