Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September
Location: Riverside College
What is this course about?
This course provides a broad insight into the healthcare profession and considers the skills and qualities required to work in a range of healthcare settings. These include hospitals, doctors’ surgeries, and pharmacies. One of the great strengths of the Diploma is the integration of theory and practice as students have the opportunity to apply what they have learned at College to their healthcare work placements. This exciting and innovative course in health provides you with a broad insight and invaluable experience in a variety of different healthcare settings. These varied experiences enable you to develop professional skills, knowledge, skills, and qualities to a high standard. An integral part of the course is attending a rotation of placements at Warrington and Halton Hospital Trust that offer the opportunity to develop skills further and relate theory to practice.
ADDITIONAL BEAUTY QUALIFICATIONS – Beauty and Skincare Enrichment Programme (2 extra hours per week over the two years)
Students studying on the Health Professionals Level 3 Extended Diploma course at Riverside College and have an interest in the growing aesthetics and beauty industry can combine their qualification with a unique enrichment programme allowing them to gain two additional qualifications in beauty during their course to complement their health and social care qualification, this will be two hours per week to provide students with the extra skills and experience to benefit their future career and will consist of:
Level 2 Award in Skincare and Facial in year 1
VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19)
VTCT Level 2 Award in Facial Massage and Skin Care which consists of three units and taught one day per week for 2 hours.
The qualification is made up of 3 units and taught 2 hours per weeks. The unit are Health and Safety, Client Care and Skincare and Facial Treatments. The students will learn the below-
- Skin Theory
- Client counselling/consultation techniques
- Skin Analysis
- Cleansing, balancing, toning & moisturising
- Steaming, Extraction and Full Facial Massage
- Selecting, mixing and applying tailor-made face masques
- The theory in this module involves the anatomy & physiology of the upper torso; including the muscles, skin, bones, blood and nerve supply.
Level 3 Facial Electrics in year 2
Yr2- VTCT Level 3 Facial Electrics again this is taught 1 day per week for 2 hours.
Treatments covered include- Micro-current, High Frequency, Vacuum Suction, Electro-Muscle Stimulation and Galvanic (iontophoreses & disincrustation)
The students will complete the course with the below.
- The knowledge to maintain safe and effective methods of working when providing facial electrical treatment.
- Understandorganisationaland legal requirements for providing facial electrical treatments
- Understand how to perform client consultation, treatment planning, and preparation
- Understand the contra-indications and contra-actions that affect or restrict facial electrical treatments
- Understand how to provide aftercare advice
- Skin analysis- treating a range of skin concerns
- Skin conditions and skin types
- Understand anatomy and physiology that relates to facial electrical treatment
Why choose this course?
The department is committed to inspiring and motivating learners through high-quality teaching and learning and progression guidance.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 9 – 4 which must include a Grade 4 in English Language, Maths and Science. Students must also have a clear DBS (please enquire at your interview).
What will this course lead on to?
You could progress onto a higher level of study such as a BA (Hons) degree in Adult & Children’s Nursing, Mental Health & Learning Disability Nursing as well as degrees in other allied health professions such as paramedics, radiography, operation department practitioner, occupational therapy and podiatry etc.
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 physiological disorders and Science for Health. The placement experience will enable you develop your practical and personal skills that you will need to be successful in your chosen career.
See above for the beauty enrichment.
You will have the opportunity to visit universities to experience student life in taster days/week. Visit care environments, outside placement requirements, raise money for charity and guest speakers
How will I be assessed?
Personal and professional development – this unit involves at least 150 hours of placement to be successfully completed in a range of health and social care or early year’s settings. Students must reflect on each experience using tutor and mentor reports and their own evaluations and produce a portfolio. There will also be four exams over the two years.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
You will need to purchase a DBS, nurse’s tunic for practical work and a placement polo shirt
Our fantastic 2-bed ward with simulated patients and an accessible care suite helps students to experience a real work environment. You will be able to carry out many practical elements of the course such as taking blood pressure, checking heart rates and pulse, and practice moving and handling.
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- Duration 10 weeks
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