Nurse Cadet Programme (Health Studies) – Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma
Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September 2020
Location: Cronton Campus
What is this course about?
The Extended Diploma in Health Studies 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 learnt at College to their healthcare work placements. This exciting and innovative course in health provides you with a broad in sight 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.
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 A* – C or numerical equivalent which must include a Grade 4 in English Language and Maths and a Grade B in 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.
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 new 4-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.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes