National Diploma Caring (Social Care)
course is designed for people who wish to enter a caring profession and
covers a wide range of compulsory subjects. It offers an ideal progression
from the First Diploma in Care. Subjects covered are as follows:
Sociology and Psychology
Diversity and Rights
Research and Project
and Professional Development
Health, Planning for Care
Self and Others
studies can include:
also attend placements in a variety of care settings and with a wide range
of client groups. A one week residential placement, in the first year of
the course, provides valuable hands-on experience.
are assessed by assignments.
should normally possess 4 GCSEs (grade ‘C’ or above), an appropriate
Intermediate GNVQ, or equivalent qualification. They will also need to
provide satisfactory references. Applications from individuals with
relevant previous experience, including mature students, are particularly
qualification enables students to enter degree level programmes and
training for teaching, nursing and social work. Alternatively, they can go
straight into work in a variety of health and social care settings,
including community work and the health service.