The emphasis of the course is on applying theory in practice and students studying the course develop not only academic skills but also practical and personal skills in order to prepare them for higher education and employment.
College entry to include GCSE Mathematics minimum grade 4 and GCSE Science (core) minimum grade 4, (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).
The National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care has 13 units in total. Eight of these are mandatory plus 5 optional units; of the 13 units 4 are externally assessed.
There is a focus on a range of Health and Social Care topics to prepare you for a career or further study:
You will spend a minimum of 100 hours in 2 or more placements with practitioners in the community to develop your practical skills in this subject. All units must be successfully achieved in order to gain this qualification. Group work, taught sessions, independent study and wider reading are integral features of this course.
For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12
On completion of this course, you will be qualified to work in health and social care roles as care workers or support workers. Alternatively, you will be able to apply directly to universities of your choice to enrol on courses to become nurses, physiotherapists, paramedics, radiographers, dieticians, podiatrists, midwives, primary school teachers, social workers or similar careers associated with this subject area.
Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.
The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.
There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.