Health and Social Care

Applied - Extended Certificate

Each and every one of us at some point in our lives are dependent upon the services provided by the Health and Social Care sector. Because of this, it is one of the UK’s largest sectors; around 3 million people work in Health and Social Care, accounting for nearly one in ten paid jobs in the UK.

Our Applied Health and Social Care qualification is an ideal way to help you to progress to roles where you will not only make a difference to people as individuals, but to society as a whole.

Specific requirements

You’ll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway.

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

Your learning experience

On this course, you will be introduced to the subject of Health and Social Care. It is especially useful if you are looking to move into a career working with people! In this 1 A Level equivalent course, you will explore topics including:

• Human lifespan development

• Working in Health and Social care

• Meeting individual care and support needs

• Supporting individuals with additional needs

An enriching experience

Studying Applied Health and Social Care at HNC is an enriching experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests, broadening your horizons and building your cultural capital. These experiences are integral to life at HNC and will help you to stand out from the crowd. Some of the experiences our Applied Health and Social Care students enjoy include:

• Visiting guest speakers from a range of industries. This year students enjoyed hearing from a GP, a specialist nurse and a Youth Worker

• Trips and visits to key organisations and events to bring learning to life

• Working with local organisations such as care homes to build key employability skills

• Working with local charities to benefit the community

Enlightening opportunities

We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our subject specialists will instil in you a love of learning, and challenge you to develop the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life-changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop new skills, including the chance to undertake your First Aid qualification. We also share how much we care via our departmental enrichment which includes fundraising for gifts for teenagers in hospital at Christmas, and a scheme where we support local care home residents. Our trips and visiting speakers are extensive and include GPs, nurses and experiences such as a visit to Bodyworks.

How will you be assessed?

Assessment is via examination and coursework.

Where does it lead?

This course supports you to pursue a range of career paths, and there are many options available when pursuing a career working with people. You could choose to progress to university level studies in areas such as Social Work, Youth Work or Teaching, or you could consider moving into the world of work or a degree level apprenticeship. As one of the biggest and most diverse employers, the care sector offers you unique and almost endless career possibilities. Popular degree pathways for students who complete this course include:

• Social Work

• Early Years Teaching

• Childhood Studies

• Psychology

• Health and Social Care Studies

• Primary Teaching

• Sociology

• Psychology and Counselling

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