Funding and bursaries
Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8087 4874.
Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) at GCSE or a Level 1 qualification at Merit or Distinction. A Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check is required and it has to be applied for before starting the course, or during enrolment.
What will I learn?
You’ll develop a range of skills essential for working life:
Enhance your knowledge and understanding in the area of child, health and social care
Develop a range of transferable skills for the sector
Gain relevant work experience for your future progression
You’ll be on placement for at least 1 day a week from as early as possible! There are also two one-week block work placements in a child, health or social care setting.
You’ll study ten modules which are all directly relevant to health and social care work.
The mandatory modules are:
Communication in health and social care
Working in health and social care
Health and safety in the work place
Person-centred approaches in health and social care
The optional modules include:
Duty of care in health and social care
Equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Activity provision in health and social care
Understand how to handle information in social care settings
Team work in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
You’ll be assessed through written and practical assignments and can gain Pass, Merit or Distinction. Assignments include essays, presentations, videos, discussions and posters.
We normally have a range of outside speakers from the local field of Health & Social Care. You’ll also get the chance to go on trips to appropriate Health & Social Care settings.
Career and Progression
You can progress to a Level 3 qualification such as BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Children’s Play and Learning Development or in Health and Social Care. Alternatively, you can take junior level positions in a wide variety of career areas including care homes, nursing, occupational therapy, chiropody, social and community work.
What our students say
Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.
Level 3 Music student at Totton College