The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.
There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.
Entry requirements – The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied. For this course, students should have achieved four or more GCSEs at Grade 3.
What is this course?
Health and Social Care covers a wide variety of potential jobs and careers. It is a rewarding sector to work in, and can lead to high levels of job satisfaction. The highest number of job vacancies on the Isle of Wight is regularly within Health and Social Care. This course provides an introduction to the sector for young people and is often a stepping stone to Apprenticeships, employment within the sector, or (for the right student) progression to Level 3.
Who is this qualification for?
Do you want to know more about Health and Social Care careers? Have you got a keen interest in care work? Do you need to improve your GCSE grades, particularly English and Maths? Do you need to develop your confidence? If yes, then this course is for you.
This course is a full time option for students aged 16-19 and for students aged 19+.
What will I learn?
Alongside the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care, the course covers a variety of topics from the Skills for Health “Care Certificate” including communication, safeguarding, duty of care, diet and nutrition, basic first aid. You will also be helped to improve your English and Maths skills, with the view to retaking GCSEs where appropriate.
How will I learn?
There is a mixture of classroom learning, practical learning using either our own resources or in real work placement settings, and online learning using bespoke high-quality e-learning platforms. You will have regular one-to-one academic tutorials, so that your own goals and career aims are considered throughout your course. You will be assessed through coursework; apart from GCSE English and GCSE Maths there are no exams on this study programme.
Level 2 Health and Social Care students have progressed to Level 3 if they meet the entry criteria. Others have progressed onto Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Adult Care and employment in the health care or social care sectors.
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