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City & Guilds
About the Course
This qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce. It confirms competence in these areas for roles such as:
Care assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
Healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environment environments
Care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
Care assistants/supoprt workers in day services
Support workers in supported living projects
Community-based care assistnats/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas eg dementia, learning disabilities
Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families
Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models
A combination of underpinning knowledge with a tutor and assessor support in the workplace through observations, witness testimonies and oral questions.
A one day Induction will introduce learners to the programme, identifytheir literacy and numeracy levels, provide information about the administration of the course, meet the tutor and assessors, have a guided tour of the fantastic facilities and provision within the College.
Sessions that follow will include underpinning knowledge during the first part of the day with assessor input during the second half to include making appointments, portfolio building etc.
SHC 21 Introduction to Communication (3 credits)
HSC 028 Handle Information (1 credit)
SHC 22 Introduction to Personal Development (3 credits)
HSC 025 The Role of the Worker (2 credits)
HSC 23 Introduction to Equality and Inclusion (2 credits)
HSC 026 Implement Person Centred Approaches (5 credits)
SHC 24 Introduction to Duty of Care (1 credit)
HSC 024 Pricniples of Safeguarding and Protection (3 credits)
HSC 027 Contribute to Health and Safety (4 credits)
Then learners will follow a Pathway - Dementia, Learning Disability, Generic from Group B plus free choice units from Group C. These are decided between assessor and learner with agreement from employer.
Student: Gawain Davies Adult Learner
Employer: Hampshire County Council
Course: NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care
Academic Year: 10/11
Gawain said of the course that both his teacher (Sue Nassirudeen) and assessor (Carol Goulding) were ‘brilliant’ that the course was ‘delivered in a relaxed way and it was an unstressful experience’. Of his assessor Gawain commented that she helped him with his folder and was ‘patient and supportive and reassuring throughout the course’. Gawain is quoted as saying ‘I couldn’t have done it without you both and look forward to studying with you again sometime’.
Our learners have a very positive experience at City College many of them returning to progress to higher level qualifications e.g. level 3 and now the new level 5 Diploma (check this website for more details).
(NVQ qualifications were replaced with the Level 2, 3 and 5 Diplomas (QCF) which were introduced in 2011.)
No formal entry requirements are needed but to provide the evidence for this qualification you will need to be working in a health and social care setting whether paid or voluntary and the assessor will need to be able to access your workplace to be able to make assessments. You should also have completed your Induction and preferably have been in post for six months.
We welcome those with and without qualifications and those who have made a career change to work in this sector.
We recognise that learners have different ways to learn and for some that can be visually whilst others prefer to listen. The more practical among you will prefer to have the 'hands-on' experience and so we select different teaching methods and activities to ensure everyone learns at their own pace and which is compatible with their learning style. To support your learning we also have available on all of our computers accessible to students, a software package which enables you to enlarge text, change fonts, colours, backgrounds and even talk to you! Claro Read - it's a great tool to assist in your learning. This information is provided during your Induction.
You will need to produce a level arch sized portfolio of work and need to bring paper and pens to class to make notes where necessary. You will be able to access all the computer equipment onsite which includes our Intranet and CityBit where your resources will be accessible. Claro -Read is available on all our student PCs.
Your tutor will give you an assignment to test your understanding and knowledge of important aspects of your job such as legislation, policies, procedures to ensure you have the theory which underpins the job you do. You will hand in your assignment each month until you have completed the course. A series of workshops for the Pathways will offer a number of units. Your assessor will determine your competence in the workplace ensuring you are a safe practitioner. There are no exams for this qualification.
To achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (4222-21), Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits. This is achieved as follows:
You need to have for the Generic Pathway:
You then need from the Dementia Pathway:
For the Adults with Learning Disabilities Pathway you need:
Once you have completed your Diploma there is plenty of scope for you to undertake more units as part of your continuing professional development (CPD). With a unique learning number that an employer can access with your permission, all your achievements which are stored on a national database will be visible and show a prospective employer your achievements. We also deliver bespoke or specialist programmes tailored to client groups e.g. dementia, learning disabilities, mental to suit employers' needs. Please enquire or look for updates on this website.
Many of you will want to develop and progress onto a level 3 qualification when your role changes or if you want to develop your skills further to be able to change job roles. We offer both the level 3 and the new hybrid level 5 Diploma in for those in managerial roles or aspiring to become managers.
We have an established professional contact with City and Guilds and other Awarding Bodies including Edexcel for our programmes. If we don't have a course that meets your needs we can tailor to suit. Contact us to find out more.
STUDENT LOANS - COMING SOON! Are you 24+ and resident in the UK? From April 2013 there will be student loans available for level 3, 4, 5 programmes. You can apply as long as you have not been funded before for this course. You can also apply if you already have a higher qualification. For more details, please enquire during interview or ask staff during one of our open evenings.
Please come to one of our Adult Open Days or check impending course dates. Then contact the College to ensure you get a place on one of our courses. Advice and Guidance will provide information throughout the year. Interviews are by arrangement at levels 3 and above. One of our qualified staff will contact you for an interview once you have expressed an interest. You can make an application online and will need an interview (either face to face or over the telephone).
Those without a prior level 2 qualification may be eligible for Training Works funding. Please enquire to see if you meet the criteria.
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