Key Details

  • Available at:
    Rhyl
  • Course type:
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time
  • Programme Area:
    Health, Social Care and Childcare
  • Course Length:

    1 year

  • Bilingual:
    n/a

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Are you interested in working in the Health and Care sector? Would you like to pursue a career in working in residential care homes, hospitals, childcare nurseries and many other care situations? This programme allows you to study and learn skills in the following topics:

  • Introduction to developing parenting skills
  • Parenting awareness
  • Attitudes and values for personal development
  • Introduction to drug and alcohol awareness
  • Dealing with problems in daily life
  • Take part in leisure activities
  • Healthy living
  • Personal presentation and hygiene
  • Conduct at work
  • Effective Communication
  • Environmental awareness

The focus during the year is to help you plan and get ready for either employment or further study at college and give you skills to work with others. We help you develop these skills through various outings and activities, including visits to historical sites in Liverpool and Llanberis, beach activities at Newborough Forest, sports days, plus many more hands-on activities.

The main qualification is City and Guilds in Employability and Personal and Social Development Skills, also included are Maths and English qualifications.

A Personal Tutor who will help you organise your studies and meet with you at least once a week.

We will deliver the courses using Lectures, Discussions, Case studies , Outside visits and trips, Interactive learning, Self study, Group work plus many options to make learning enjoyable and fun.

We use many assessment methods, some may be familiar to you and others a new experience, these will include, Coursework, Group assignments, Presentations, role play, observations of your practical working and in some instances exams.

Entry Criteria

We welcome applications from students for this course who have one of the following:

  • You will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to study by achieving your GCSE target grades and completing year 11 with good attendance.
  • The will and desire to gain a qualification.
  • Relevant experience in the care sector

If you are not sure if you have the entry requirements profile, or would like to discuss these entry requirements further, please contact learner services via the chat function or directly. Learner services will be able to discuss your profile and advise you of course options.

We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Please contact Learner Services about this if you need more information.

Delivery

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Case studies
  • Educational visits
  • Group work
  • Self-study
  • Classroom-based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • MOODLE and Google classroom (virtual learning environment)

Assessment

We use many assessment methods, some of which may be familiar to you and others a new experience. These methods will include:

  • Coursework
  • Group assignments
  • Presentations
  • Roleplay
  • Observations
  • Exams these mainly being in GCSE’s

Progression

There are numerous opportunities following successful completion of the course. Your personal tutor will work with you and Careers Wales to ensure all options and opportunities are explored.
Completion of this course will develop the required knowledge and confidence to progress onto a Level 1 qualification in Health and Social Care. Alternatively, you could use the qualification to gain entry level employment within the Health and Social care sector.

Would you like to apply for this course?