This course covers a wide range of key subject areas in health and social care, including:
- Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
- Human growth and development
- Infection prevention and control in health and social care
- Psychological perspectives in health and social care
- Sociological perspectives in health and social care
- Empowerment in health and social care
- Protection of children, young people and adults in health and social care
- Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
- Research skills for health and social care
- Personal and professional development
In order to achieve this qualification, must achieve the internally assessed unit assessments for:
- 14 mandatory units
- 4 optional units
You must also achieve the:
- Certificate External Assessment
- Extended Diploma External Assessment
- Short Answer Examination
You will complete a minimum of 175 placement hours.
- Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
This course is designed to provide you with a choice of routes into either further study at degree level or employment within the health and social care sector.
Examples of career opportunities within the sector are:
- Health Care Assistant
- Residential Care Worker
- Personal Support Assistant
- Learning Support Assistant
- Residential Social Worker
- Supported Living Coordinator
- Youth Worker
- Classroom Assistant
- Charity Officer
- Health Promotion Specialist
- Health Service Manager
- Lifestyle Consultant
- Nutritional Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
If you are aged 16-18 then the majority of our courses are free for you to study. If you are aged 19+ then there may be fees associated with the course. You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.
You do not have to let a lack of money stop you from coming to Hugh Baird College. We have bursaries and grants in place to help support those students that may find it more difficult to cover the costs of participating in further education, these include help with things such as tuition fees, childcare and travel. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.
No. We can enrol students from any area. Public transport links are good too, so the College is easy to get to from all across Merseyside.