About the course: This Course is for anyone wishing to work with people with a particular need, such as the disabled or elderly. You will learn practical skills such as completing records for individuals, communications, as well as supporting the care, well-being and protection of individuals.

As a student enrolled on this course, you will be expected to attend Croydon SAM once a week during term time. The remaining time will be spent working for your employer at the workplace. Your assessment will occur at your place of work.

Course Structure:

This course comprises of compulsory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 46 credits in order to qualify for this award.

The criteria are as follows:

  1. 24 credits from the compulsory units Group 
  2. A minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 7 credits must be achieved from Group A 
  3. A minimum of 15 credits from Optional Group B

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  2. Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  3. Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  4. Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  5. The role of the health and social care worker
  6. Implement person-centred approaches in health and social care
  7. Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
  8. Handle information in health and social care settings
  9. Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

Awarding Board: Innovate

Entry Requirement: Students wishing to join the course must currently work in a health and social care environment. As part of enrolment, students will undergo skills scan and will be subject to an initial assessment

Assessment Method: Internally/Externally Assessed.

Placements/Work Placements

This qualification is assessed at the workplace of the student. The evidence provided for each competency must mirror policies put in place at the organisation, which have been set by the government in form of code of conducts and practices. 

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care 

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults), however, this is subject to their job role. 

Course Mode: Part-time/ Full-time

Duration: Up to 12 months

Start Dates: The Diploma course can be studied at any time during the year, however it’s subject to student’s number.

Course Costs: £1,197

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