Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

In the Health and Social Care course you will learn about a range of employment opportunities, which include important and rewarding professional roles such as: nursing, midwifery, social work, paramedics, radiography and physiotherapy, among many others. You will learn how to communicated with a number of different groups of care users such as children, older people and people with various illnesses and disabilities.

We offer this vocational course as a Diploma, which is the equivalent of 2 A-levels and as an Extended Certificate, which is the equivalent of 1 A-level. This flexibility allows you to tailor your learning experience to align with your ambitions and interests. Both courses are particularly relevant if you wish to enter, or have a strong interest in working with the aforementioned service providers.

The Health and Social Care course is delivered by experienced staff from a broad background of health and social care areas, Social Services, Psychology, Child Care and Biology.

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Where can this course take me?

The Health and Social Care Diploma is suitable for you if you have an interest in the care industry generally, and would be appropriate for you in a range of careers including nursing, midwifery, social work and primary education. You will study a variety of different topics including how to communicate with service users and how to work with a diverse society and to promote equality. In addition, you will study a number of different client groups for instance, patients, older people or those with disabilities, dementia or other mental health issues. You will look at how health and social care practitioners provide care in a variety of settings, and what the impact of that care might be for services users.

This qualification can lead to both higher education and/or the work place. Students on the course are offered high quality work placement opportunities and many progress onto apprenticeships or University courses with the aim of pursuing careers in nursing, midwifery, radiography, occupational therapy, social services and paramedic science. Previous students have also gone on to HR roles, Business and Administration as well as Psychology. It is the preferred alternative to Psychology A Level if you do not meet the entry requirements for a full A Level package.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Previously, we have arranged a number of trips which include attending a Forest School Day with the Hampshire and IOW Trust, students also visited the Florence Nightingale Museum in London and we were able to work in partnerships with Sovereign Housing to support with a group of elderly individuals. Enrichments at QMC which complement this course includes Volunteering, First Aid and more. You will also be able to gain work experience and attend insightful talks/workshops whilst on the course.

Anna Soccard

I really enjoy Health and Social Care at QMC, it has a good balance of teaching and independent work which is good practice for the future. The staff are really helpful and friendly, and if I need any help then I am always supported. QMC has helped me to find work experience that is related to children’s nursing which is fantastic for my CV. – The Hurst School

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