The course is made up of 18 Health and Social Care modules - 14 core modules and 4 specialist modules. The specialist modules explore particular topics in depth. Students will also complete 1 external examination and 2 external synoptic assessments that will require research and demonstrate your capability to apply your knowledge, understanding and skills.
All students study these 14 core modules:
- Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
- Human growth and development
- Safeguarding in health and social care
- Communication in health and social care
- Infection prevention and control in health and social care
- Psychological perspectives in health and social care
- Sociological perspectives in health and social care
- Working in health and social care
- Reflective practice
- 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
Aged 171/2 to 19 years of age.
You will need to have 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (a grade 4 or above under the new grading system), including Maths and English Language. A grade C or above in a GCSE Science subject would be advantageous but is not essential.
- Through the application process and at interview you will also be expected to demonstrate a passion and commitment for working in the health sector.
The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.
Please note: To gain access to this course you will need to go through a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have criminal convictions or cautions, please do not be put off from applying for the course. Your acceptance on to the course will depend on the nature of any convictions and will be at the discretion of the College and your placement provider.
- Study at university to gain a degree
- Study as a higher level or degree apprentice whilst in employment
- Full time employment in a wide variety of health care roles
- On competition of this programme you are guaranteed an interview for relevant vacancies with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
- Mental health nurse
- Adult nurse
- Paediatric Nurse
- District nurse
- Learning disability nurse
Note: this list is only a small selection of possible opportunities that would be open to you after successfully completing.
Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3. This is graded from A* to D.
3 days per week at Hugh Baird College and 2 days per week at Mersey Care Foundation Trust.
The Mersey Care Community and Mental Health Cadet Programme is subjected to limited places and involves a selection process run by Hugh Baird College and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.
As a student of Hugh Baird College you may be eligible for additional support. This would be identified on an individual basis, subject to circumstances.