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Health and Social Care

If you envision your career revolving around caring for people, then our Health and Social Care courses are tailor-made for you!

With the utilisation of our new health suites, you'll gain hands-on experience by simulating real-life scenarios and working with the equipment you'll use in your future profession. Complementing your theoretical learning, you'll also undertake a work placement with local employers to further enrich your education.

Whether you see yourself as a Nurse or a Social Care Worker, our practical courses are designed with you in mind!

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What can I study?

Early Years and Health and Social Care Combined - Level 1

Learn the basics of care with our Early Years and Health and Social Care Combined - Level 1 course!

Length: 1 Year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Kidderminster College

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Health and Social Care - Level 2

Turn your passion into a career with our Health and Social Care - Level 2 course!

Length: 1 Year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Kidderminster College

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Health and Social Care - Level 3

Expand on your health knowledge on our Level 3 course!

Length: 2 Years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Kidderminster College

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Health - T Level

Length: 2 Years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Kidderminster College

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What can I do with a qualification in Health and Social Care?

Daily tasks:

  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.
  • Supervises patient.
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery.
  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.

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Daily tasks:

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Monitors patient.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

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Daily tasks:

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of training in midwifery practice.
  • Plans and manages midwifery care services.
  • Supervises more junior staff and directs the work of the midwifery unit.
  • Advises on baby care, exercise, diet and family planning issues.
  • Monitors recovery of mother in postnatal period and supervises the nursing of premature and other babies requiring special attention.
  • Delivers babies in normal births and assists doctors with difficult deliveries.
  • Monitors condition and progress of patient and baby throughout pregnancy.

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Daily tasks:

  • Undertakes research, writes articles and books and attends conferences and other meetings.
  • Directs the work of postgraduate students.
  • Participates in decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, departmental and other matters.
  • Provides pastoral care or guidance to students.
  • Advises students on academic matters and encourages independent research.
  • Prepares, administers and marks examinations, essays and other assignments.
  • Prepares, delivers and directs lectures, seminars and tutorials.

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Daily tasks:

  • Liaises with other professional and commercial organisations to review course content.
  • Assists with the administration of teaching and the arranging of timetables.
  • Arranges instructional visits and periods of employment experience for students.
  • Prepares, administers and marks examinations, essays and other assignments.
  • Prepares, delivers and directs lectures, seminars and tutorials.

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Daily tasks:

  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Supervises any practical work and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Maintains records of students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches one or more subjects.

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Median Salary

£39,125 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.
  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Maintains records of students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.

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Daily tasks:

  • Discusses student.
  • Updates and maintains students.
  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress.
  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student.
  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.
  • Assesses student.
  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.

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Daily tasks:

  • Coordinates and maintains quality assurance procedures.
  • Assists with recruitment, public relations and marketing activities.
  • Arranges for the preparation and publication of syllabuses and other official documents.
  • Organises examinations, necessary invigilations and any security procedures required.
  • Drafts and interprets regulations and deals with queries and complaints procedures.
  • Acts as secretary to statutory and other bodies/committees associated with the educational establishment.
  • Controls administrative aspects of student admission, registration and graduation.
  • Leads or contributes to decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, disciplinary and other matters.
  • Provides administrative support to the academic team.
  • Arranges for evaluation of management, accounting, information storage and retrieval and other facilities.

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What can I do with a qualification in Health and Social Care?

How can I progress?

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Higher Education

You don't need to move away to study a Higher Education course! Take a look at our HE courses here at KC!

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Apprenticeships

Step into the world of work and embrace the opportunity to earn while you learn through an apprenticeship.

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