Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Healthcare & Schools

Course Assessment Method

You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor from your workplace practice using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. There are no exams on this programme.

Entry Requirements

Pre 16 students can complete this course with no formal qualifications. School leavers require 2 GCSE subjects at Grade 3/D or above, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification.

This course may have aspects of placement for learners aged 16+. To complete the placement aspect of this course, you will be required to complete an enhanced disclosure DBS check. We will contact you prior to enrolment to arrange this check. Please do not purchase your DBS through an external company as external DBS checks may not be accepted by us or our placement settings.

We will request a school or college report and you will attend an interview at the college.

What does it Cost?

This course is free if you are 14-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19+ years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What's Involved

If you are still undecided between health or childcare, this course could be perfect for you.

This qualification will develop your knowledge and skills relating to the role of an adult health care worker and also the skills required to work in a range of clinical environments and carry out assessments or examinations.

You will also gain a level 1 award in preparing to work in schools which will cover basic literacy, numeracy and play skills.

The award in Adult Social Care will consist of 5 key elements which you will need to complete:

> Main qualification – as above

> Individual and group tutorial sessions

> Level 1 award in Preparing to work in schools

> Development of English and mathematics

This course covers a range of topics including gaining an insight into a clinical working environment, supporting individuals with day to day activities and understanding mental health and well-being.

Learning will take place via theoretical learning in the classroom three days per week (to be discussed at enrolment) with the opportunity to go on various trips and have guest speakers in throughout the year. A variety of teaching methods are implemented in order to offer maximum learning opportunities throughout this course including workshops, seminars, IT sessions, one to one tutorials and practical sessions.

What's Next

This qualification will enable you to progress into employment in the healthcare sector as it gives you a license to practice. You may also be able to progress onto one of our other courses, such as the Level 3 Certificate/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or Level 2 Teaching Assistant course.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
Level: Level 2
Academic Year: 23/24
Start Date: September 2023

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