This qualification will broaden your knowledge of the various areas within the Health, Social and Childcare sectors. They include the roles played by workers, from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.
In addition to your lectures, you have the opportunity to gain work experience and find out what it’s really like to work in the sector.
Assessment TypesYou will be assess through an array of assessment methods: written work, posters/leaflets, peer assessment, observations and professional discussion.
There are a wide range of units covered, including but not limited to:
- Human growth and development
- Introduction to a healthy lifestyle
- Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care for adults and children
- Introductory awareness of working with others in health, social care and children’s and young people sectorsintroduction to the physical care of babies and young children
- Understand the importance of engagement in leisure and social activities in health and social care
There is the option to take units in more specialised areas such as learning disability, sensory loss or mental health.
Benefits/SkillsYou will develop skills to care for others and the responsibilities of working as a professional in a caring environment. By undertaking work placements, you will learn to understand what is expected of you in future jobs.
Careers/ProgressionYou will receive advice on careers and further study during your course. After successful completion of the course, you can choose to seek employment, apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship in Health & Social Care / Clinical Support work. You can also apply for a Level 2 course in Health & Social Care or Childcare, or other Level 2 courses.
Jobs in this sectorLive data from the DoE's LMI API
Social services managers and directors
56,148Job market for 2022
58,360Estimated job market for 2025Estimated 2212 future jobs in the next 3 years.
Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors
63,513Job market for 2022
64,889Estimated job market for 2025Estimated 1376 future jobs in the next 3 years.
Houseparents and residential wardens
51,919Job market for 2022
55,038Estimated job market for 2025Estimated 3119 future jobs in the next 3 years.
Care workers and home carers
957,373Job market for 2022
1,014,876Estimated job market for 2025Estimated 57503 future jobs in the next 3 years.
120,957Job market for 2022
124,212Estimated job market for 2025Estimated 3255 future jobs in the next 3 years.
Health services and public health managers and directors
68,944Job market for 2022
71,660Estimated job market for 2025Estimated 2716 future jobs in the next 3 years.
Senior care workers
99,039Job market for 2022
104,988Estimated job market for 2025Estimated 5949 future jobs in the next 3 years.
Welfare and housing associate professionals n.e.c.
147,635Job market for 2022
154,130Estimated job market for 2025Estimated 6495 future jobs in the next 3 years.
Social and humanities scientists
16,921Job market for 2022
17,360Estimated job market for 2025Estimated 439 future jobs in the next 3 years.
Nursery nurses and assistants
224,334Job market for 2022
237,808Estimated job market for 2025Estimated 13474 future jobs in the next 3 years.