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This one year intensive course is aimed at enabling mature students (19+) to progress to social science degree programmes at university. To achieve this, you must have 60 credits, of which 45 are from level 3 units. (The remaining 15 can be from level 2 units.)
Aims of the course
To prepare you for study on a health related Bachelor's or social science degree programme, providing modules that widen your knowledge and experience of health and social care.
Study skills, social work practice, sociology and psychology
Assignment tasks, time constrained exams, class work, group work, discussions, timed exams presentations and essays
You may choose to study a degree or foundation degree, or pursue further study on another social science or health-related programme. The majority of universities require students to have a GCSE (graded A* to C) or equivalent in maths and English, in addition to a level 3 qualification. They may also require a certain grade profile for the access course.
Careers, following further study, in a range of professions including social welfare, housing , legal leadership and management, child, health and education professions.
What can I earn in the health and social care industry?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you study for a vocational qualification in health and social care, you'll be starting on a career path with lots of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
Care workers start on around £13,000 a year and can earn £17,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Social workers start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £39,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Nurses start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £31,000 with 3-5 years' experience
If you're interested in a career in the health and social care industry, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our tiered qualifications are industry-accepted and government-recognised, and many include valuable work experience, giving you the confidence and skills you need to succeed in this sector.
You must be aged 19 or over. You need GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C, or functional skills English and maths at level 2 plus a substantial Level 2 qualification in a related subject at merit grade. Students will be expected to carry out preparatory reading before each lesson and also complete homework.
Classrooms, learning resource centre and practical laboratory.
Process for Application
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