If you want to make a positive difference to someone’s life by contributing to their health, happiness and wellbeing then a career in Health and Social Care is the choice for you.
This Level 3 Health and Social Care course is an exciting new way to develop the skills and competencies needed for a career in the Health and Social Care field. The course provides in-depth study and training for anyone interested in a career in the Health services or Social Care field and 2 days per week in a range of health and social care settings. It also provides the theory and experience, which will be invaluable for progression into higher education, such as a nursing degree or into employment in the health sector as a practitioner in a variety of settings.
You will also have opportunities to develop effective communication techniques as well as a range of practical skills, which are vital to work and progress in this field. There are specialist units that enhance the generic health and social care core subjects, such as mental health issues, psychology and health promotion. Completion of the Care Certificate will form part of this study programme.
You will study at Cornwall College’s St Austell campus and 2 days per week in a range of health and social care settings, with Cornwall Care.
You will gain UCAS tariff points that will allow you to progress to university to study degrees such as midwifery, social work, teaching, care management, nursing or other care related subjects.
What You Will Learn
Through hands-on learning you will learn about a number of interesting areas including growth and development, nutrition, communication and equality and diversity. You will also develop your practical skills through a placement in a health and social care setting which will give you working knowledge of current practice and build on your skills to be an effective team member.
The training facility will have a range of the latest equipment and technology used in the health and social care sector. These will help you develop your work skills, whether you are looking to specialise in a care setting, or clinical environment.
Our experienced tutors will give you the skills and confidence to be able to develop person centred care plans and respond to individuals needs effectively.
We help you to find your placement and a member of the team will visit you once per term to see how you are progressing.
Alternatively you may wish to progress directly into employment in a range of health and care services such as:
• Healthcare Assistant
• Nursing Associate
• Registered Nurse
• Social Worker.
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