This course provides an introduction to the health and social care sector, providing you with an understanding of key areas relating to current practice.
With a range of mandatory and optional modules, you will explore a range of topics from working in health and social care, communication, human growth and development and safeguarding.
Upon successful completion, you may progress onto the Level 3 qualification here at Preston College, or move into employment within the sector.
You will study five mandatory modules as part of this course and at least two optional modules.
The mandatory modules are:
As a predominantly classroom based course, you can expect to spend most of your time on the college campus.
You are also encouraged to attend a work placement, in order to support your learning, of at least 30 hours.
A range of assessment methods are employed throughout the course, with assessments varying from module to module.
Typical assessment methods include:
To successfully pass the course, you must achieve and pass 5 mandatory units and 2 optional units.
Upon successful completion of the course you may choose to progress onto the Health and Social Care Level 3 course at Preston College. Alternatively, you may enter employment within the sector.
To join the Level 2 Health and Social Care course you will need to evidence that you hold a Level 1 in English and Maths. Some experience or understanding of Health and Social Care is also desirable.
You will also need DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance for any placement activity.