Diploma in Health and Social Care (90 Credit) – Level 3

Level: 3 | Duration: 1 Year | Start Date: September 2017

What is this course about?
On this course you will study a variety of health related areas such as legislation, communication and sociology. You will complete work experience in a variety of settings including residential homes to work as a volunteer and to share good practice. The course is an excellent opportunity to develop professional skills, knowledge and expertise in all aspects of health and social care with adults and children. An integral part of the course is attending a range of placement that offer the opportunity to develop skills further and relate theory to practice, again with children and adults.

What will I learn on this course?
The course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of health related professions, including Anatomy and physiology, psychology, sociology and Equality and Diversity.

Why choose Riverside College for this course?
The department is committed to inspiring and motivating learners through high quality teaching and learning and progression guidance.
Our fantastic simulated ward with manikin patients and an accessible care suite helps students to experience a real work environment. You will carry out many practical elements of the course such as taking blood pressures, checking heart rates and pulse, and practical moving and handling.

How will I be assessed?
A mixture of assessment methods including written assignments, role plays, presentations and discussions as guided by subject tutors.

What are the Entry Requirements?
Level 2 in English and Maths. Students must also have a clear DBS (please enquire at your interview)

Are there any costs associated with this course?
Please enquire about the cost of this course starting in 2017. If you are in receipt of certain benefits or are starting your first full level 2 or 3 course (conditions apply) your fees may be free. If you are 19 or over and studying a level 3 qualification you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans will cover the full course fee for the duration of your course. This means you do not have to pay any money up front, and you will not make any repayments until you are earning £21,000 per year.
You will need to purchase a DBS (£44) and a placement polo shirt (£7)

What will this course lead on to?
You can enter into employment within the Health and Social care sector working in an assortment of setting with service users with a variety of different needs.

Further information
For more information on start dates, times, course fees and any fee concessions available please see our adult course guide.

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