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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Alison Watson
  • Course Code W23SCIM05B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This qualification will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. They include the roles played by workers, from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of these settings before deciding whether working in the sector is for them
  • Gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the sectors
  • Tailor learning to their interests through the provision of a broad range of optional units
  • Develop transferable skills
  • Progress to employment, in due course, in a range of job roles in the care sectors

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings [NCFE]

Class format and activities

The course accommodates a balance of self-directed learning, classroom sessions and live events so you can clarify your understanding, collaborate with peers, and ask questions. It also gives you total flexibility to study at your own pace, making use of supporting documents to reinforce your learning. There will be a scheduled coaching session between you and the tutor each week, details of this will be agreed with your tutor. Assessment 100% portfolio based. Keeping a portfolio of your coursework will not only provide your tutor with evidence of your learning, but also help you with the learning process itself. Your portfolio is made up of different types of evidence. To ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor IT and delivery platforms. As a student at Morley College London, you have access to Microsoft Office 365 and MS Teams for resources and submitting assignments.

Entry requirements

Working at Level 1 English. Confident using computers. We are able to provide ongoing support and training with using Office 365 and the colleges e-portfolio system but it is our expectation that you have Level 2 IT Skills or equivalent and are able to engage with IT independently.

What you need to know before you enrol

100% attendance and punctuality is expected from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time. Each session has (an) Assignment task(s) attached which you need to complete as you progress through the qualification building your knowledge and self development. The course is delivered flexibly through a combination of 1-2-1, group and Independent learning to fit in with your time and work / life commitments. An experienced tutor who will contact you when you first start, guide you through the course, and provide 1:1 coaching sessions each week to help you achieve all the elements of the course, as well as providing advice and guidance on progression. Through a combination of 1-2-1, group and Independent learning activities we will ensure you are supported to study at a pace that fits in around your other commitments.

What you need

Pen, Paper, folder. You may also wish to bring your tablet or electronic devises to use in class. A willingness to participate in activities and commitment to completing tasks and assignments independently within deadlines.

What you can do next

This qualification provides a pathway into the sector for anyone considering a career in health and/or social care. They will not confirm competence in a job role but will provide an opportunity for learners to develop knowledge about the wider health and social care sector before they decide whether working in the sector is for them and gain information to make decisions about career progression.