Health & Social Care

Employment opportunities are predicted to grow in order to meet the needs of our ageing population, as well as the gradually increasing birth rate.

Health care and social care priorities are focused on disease prevention, the promotion of healthy lifestyles and giving those we support more independence, choice and control about the care they receive.

WHY CHOOSE BCA?

Health and Social Care students at BCA have the opportunity of learning with experienced health

and social care professionals including a qualified midwife, to enable them to progress to the career of their choice.

The department has a highly successful progression rate to different and exciting university destinations such as nursing, midwifery, criminal psychology, foundation paramedic science and social work.

If you are interested in training to provide care or support to individuals and families dealing with the challenges of life then BCA offers a range of courses to help you get qualified.

Available Courses

  • Level 1 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care & Children’s and Young People’s Settings

    About the course

    This course will provide the opportunity for those who want to work in the Health & Social Care or Early Years sectors to achieve a Level 1 qualification. The units covered in this course contain 50% that are applicable to the Health & Social Care learning to allow students the opportunity to make informed decisions as to which sector they would prefer to either continue to study at Level 3, or gain employment in.

    Students studying this qualification will also be enrolled on the care Certificate (TGM), which will provide an additional, stand-alone qualification which can be used in both sectors.

    Progression

    Learners who achieve the Level 1/2 qualification at Merit level or above and L2 English, maths and science will be interviewed for progression on to a higher level of study within the Health & Social Care or Early Years departments.

    Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above to include English and maths.

    Course Duration

    One Year

  • Level 2 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Early Years/Health & Social Care

    About the course

    This course will provide the opportunity for those who want to work in the Health & Social Care or Early Years sectors to achieve a Level 2 qualification. The units covered in this course contain 50% that are applicable to the Health & Social Care learning to allow students the opportunity to make informed decisions as to which sector they would prefer to either continue to study at Level 3, or gain employment in.

    Progression

    Learners who achieve the Level 2 qualification at Merit level or above and L2 English, maths and science will be interviewed for progression to the NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. Learners who achieve a pass at Level 2 will normally progress on to an apprenticeship scheme.

    GCSE/Functional Skills

    All full-time students, aged between 16-18, will study GCSE or Functional Skills in Maths and English, if they don’t already hold an A*- C/9 – 4 level GCSE in the subject. This is an integral part of their vocational study programme at BCA. Students over 19 are also encouraged to refresh and accredit their skills alongside vocational study.

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    Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above to include English and maths.

    Course Duration

    One Year

  • Level 3 NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

    About the course

    This course will provide the opportunity for those who want to work in the Health or Social Care sector to obtain a range of skills, competencies and knowledge and UCAS points by means of full-time study. This course will enable you to develop your interpersonal and communication skills as well as providing the theory and knowledge behind Health & Social Care.

    Progression

    For the certificate, there are progression opportunities to the full Extended Diploma or on to an apprenticeship in Health & Social Care. Progression to the full diploma will depend on attendance and timely completion of work.

    The Extended Diploma allows progression into both Higher Education and direct employment. The course carries UCAS points.

    *There are options for learners to study a 1 year 60 credit subsidiary diploma or 90 credit diploma qualification.

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    Entry Requirements

    5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, to include English and maths.

    If learners wish to progress on to Higher Education to study nursing or other related disciplines, then science must be included as one of your five grades.

    Course Duration

    One Year (60 credit Subsidiary Diploma) Two Years (90 Credit Diploma)