& Care Studies
or Two Year Course
primary aim of this course is to provide a general introduction to
Nursing. It is, however,
also suitable for anyone interested in a career in the
Health and Social Care sector. Students choose either a one year GCSE
programme, a two year A
level programme or a mixture of both. The following GCSE/AS
levels subjects are usually chosen by students:
students can also opt for any of the
other AS levels listed on page 5, or the
additional GCSE choices listed below:
addition all students will study First Aid and Caring Skills in year 1
and British Sign Language
(Stage 1) in year 2.
to care organisations, input from social care and health practitioners,
as well as relevant and varied work placements are all features
of this particular course. Previous placements have included wards
and departments in local
hospitals, ambulance stations, care homes, schools, nurseries
and specialist units.
course is extremely flexible and allows students to tailor a programme
of study to their individual
learning needs and career aspirations.
GCSE and A level components of the course are assessed through examinations
and coursework. The other course components are continuously assessed.
for the GCSE route should normally possess 2 GCSEs (grade ' D' or
above), an appropriate
Foundation GNVQ, or equivalent qualification. For the A
level route they will normally possess 4 GCSEs (grade 'C' or above), an
GNVQ, or equivalent qualification. All applicants will
need to provide satisfactory references. Applications from individuals
with relevant previous
experience, including mature students, are particularly
completing this course can progress onto a range of further training
for careers in nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, paramedics,
social work and care management. Alternatively, they can enter employment
as health care support workers in a variety of nursing and care environments.