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Health and Social Care

  • 2 Year | Full Time
  • Suffolk New College (Ipswich)
  • Level 3 | Vocational

Course overview

This course provides the underpinning knowledge and vocational skills needed to either go on to study a degree at University in a number of different areas, including:

  • Midwifery
  • Paramedic Science
  • Nursing
  • Radiography
  • Social Work

Alternatively, it will give you the skills and knowledge to become an effective practitioner in a wide range of health & social care settings.

You will study a range of subjects, including:

  • Working in Health & Social Care
  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Research
  • Principles of Safe Practice
  • Psychology and Meeting Individual Care Needs

You will complete work placements in a variety of settings including Ipswich Hospital, Day Services for individuals with Learning Disabilities and other care settings. putting into practice what you have learnt on the course.

You will have the opportunity to attend talks from visiting experts and guest speakers covering topics such as regulations and the cultural needs of patients. We work with healthcare professionals to enable you to speak to them about the careers paths and the different specialisms that exist within the NHS.

This study programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career within Healthcare and Care. During this course, you will be taught by experienced health professionals, who will pass on their knowledge and expertise in the field to you. You also have the opportunity to gain excellent experience by taking part in a range of placements, as well as talks from visiting experts and guest speakers which will help you decide on your career aim.

Explore your career options

If you are considering applying for this programme, why not explore your potential career progression routes using our handy tool.

You can explore live job vacancies, next level qualifications and apprenticeship standards in your local area. Not only this but you can also watch videos of real people talking about their experiences of working in your specific industry or occupation of interest.

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