Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 2 Part-Time - Day Ashington Main Campus Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This course is for adults who wish to work in the health and social care sector.

Study level Cost
19+ 993.00 *subject to change

All units are internally assessed. Assessment includes workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units, as well as the whole qualification through a portfolio of evidence.

Methods of assessment could include:
- Direct observation of learner by Assessor
- Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy
- Professional discussion
- Reflection on own practice in real work environments
- Written assignments
- Learner’s own work products

A minimum standard of maths, English and communication skills are required to undertake this level of study.

You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills. An enhanced DBS clearance is an essential requirement of the course.

Part-time, 1 year. Sessions run weekly Tuesday 9.30am - 12.30pm.

This qualification will support adult learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.

Units cover a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.

Core units:
Handle information in care settings
Personal development
Implement person-centred approaches
Equality and inclusion
Health, safety and well-being
Responsibilities of a care worker Duty of care and Safeguarding


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Medical Practitioners

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.

Medium Salary

£ 58444

11166 people employed as Medical Practitioners in the current year.


Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.

Medium Salary

£ 30480

32157 people employed as Nurses in the current year.

Social Workers

Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

Medium Salary

£ 35466

3143 people employed as Social Workers in the current year.

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