C&G Career Colleges Health and Care

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Health, Care & Early Years

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the L2 Careers College Programme - minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language; or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area to include either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language grade

For entry onto the L3 Careers College Programme - Level 2 Diploma Health & Social Care or equivalent.

In a nutshell

As a Career Colleges student, you’ll recieve hands-on practical training combined with academic teaching. You’ll learn through practical experiences, projects set by employers and, of course, quality work experience opportunities.

This course is for you if...

... You want a career in Health and Social Care
... You want a blend of classroom and practical learning
... You want to tailor a course to suit you with optional units alongside the mandatory units

What will I be doing?

This programme will guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the Health and Social Care workforce. It covers key areas, such as Personalisation, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Communication, along with work-role specific units. The qualification is work-based and has a requirement for observations to take place in the workplace.

The qualification is made up of mandatory and optional units. The number of option units selected will vary from person to person as each unit has a specific number of credits. You’ll study units such as:

  • Communication;
  • Health and safety;
  • Personal professional development;
  • Equality and inclusion;
  • Duty of care;
  • Safeguarding;
  • The role of the Health and Social Care worker;
  • Person-centred approach and handling information.

The majority of assessments for these competence-based qualifications will take place in the workplace under real work conditions, using observations by a qualified assessor and/or testimony from an expert witness, work products etc. All the identified assessment criteria must be evidenced and a holistic approach to assessment is encouraged. On completion of the course, you’ll achieve:

  • Level 2 or 3 Diplomas in Care
  • Industry recognised Care qualifications
  • Wider Employability Skills
  • Work Placement
  • GCSE Maths and English/Essential Skills

What is expected of me?

For entry onto the course, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs, Grade D or above, to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language, or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area, to include either GCSE Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language.

For entry onto the L3 Careers College Programme, you’ll need a Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care or equivalent.

You’ll must be committed to your studies and progression to employment in the sector. You’ll need to be prepared to study and work in a learning environment which mirrors work rather than the classroom, including extended hours, business dress and behaviours.

What comes next?

There are lots of different roles in Health and Social Care, depending on what you want to do, who you want to work with and where you'd like to work. For example, you could be supporting someone with a physical disability, autism, dementia or a mental health condition. Or you could be working in a care home, out in your local community, in a hospital or from someone 's home.

Additional information

A satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and interview is required.

Where can I study C&G Career Colleges Health and Care?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change

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