Health and Social Care, CACHE Extended Certificate and Diploma | Weston College

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September 2019
1 Year
Course code EC2HSPF1KN

Health and Social Care, CACHE Extended Certificate and Diploma

What will I do on this course?

This Level 2 Health and Social Care course will give you the knowledge and experience to start making informed choices about future career paths in the sector. You’ll learn about human growth and development, safeguarding and protection, equality and diversity in practice, mental health and wellbeing, and social care values.

You’ll attend work placements in a diverse range of settings and get first-hand experience of the professional roles that provide care. As part of the course, you’ll also develop a range of other skills and qualifications needed to find employment and to progress. This includes report writing, administration skills, and English and maths skills.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through coursework, including projects, assignments and presentations, and practical work.

What could I do after this course?

The course will help you understand the range of jobs available and choose which you’re most suited to. You could also progress to a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or an apprenticeship with Weston College.


Entry Requirements

To enrol on this course, you’ll need four GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 2/E to 4/C, or a relevant Level 1 qualification with a reference.

Course Level

Level 2

iAn interview is required for this course.

Occupations related to Health and Social Care, CACHE Extended Certificate and Diploma

 

Medical practitioner

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Average annual earnings: £66,885
Employment in region: 6,856 positions
 

Care worker or home carer

Care workers and home carers attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.

Average annual earnings: £16,965
Employment in region: 23,006 positions
 

Houseparent or residential warden

Houseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.

Average annual earnings: £20,397
Employment in region: 945 positions
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Ella Jones-Loates, Health and Social care


Ella Jones-Loates

“I enjoyed my course very much, particularly the teachers and the friends I've made”

Former school: Gordano

Course: Health and Social Care

What next? Going to university to study midwifery.

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