This course provides you with a recognised entry qualification for a variety of nursing programmes and other professions allied to medicine. The course will enable you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to the care sector. You will attend placement 2 days per week within the health sector, which will enable you to apply your learning to the practice setting.
Please note: A financial payment will be made by each learner as a contribution towards PVGs, uniforms, immunisations, health clearance checks, kits and textbooks.
Applicants who will not be 17 by 31st August 2019 are unable to apply for this course due to placement requirements.
Units delivered on the course include:
Physiology, Therapeutic Relationships, Sociology, Safe Working Practice, Essential Skills for Practice and a Graded Unit. You will have a practice placement within an acute/non acute setting 2 days per week throughout the course.
Learners will attend college from 09.00 until 15.45 2 days per week with an additional 2 days in practice placement.
Most acute placement settings will require the learner to commence at 7am until 2pm.
After successful completion of the course you may progress on to a number of health-related degree programmes as well as the Diploma year of BA Education and Social Services.
This qualification can lead to a degree programme in Nursing and other health-related degrees. A limited number of students will be guaranteed an interview for entry to second year with local universities in adult and mental health.
Some learners will seek employment within the care sector.
Articulation routes to degree programmes with The Open University are also available.