This exciting and stimulating course is aimed at students seeking a career in health or social care with an introduction to key areas relating to current practice in the area. During the year, you will have the opportunity to attend two different weekly work placements from a range of day care centres, local primary schools, nurseries, residential care homes or the Gosport War Memorial Hospital. These placements will enable you to observe professional practice in action and gain valuable employability skills.

This qualification uses a range of assessment methods including coursework and a portfolio of evidence. You will gain an understanding of the Health and Social Care sector through the completion of a wide range of units covering areas such as equality and diversity, human growth and development, communication and dementia awareness.

Educational visits take place throughout the year including trips to Southampton General Hospital LifeLab, Food Basics Bank and Lockswood Day Care Centre. During the year, sessions will be held with various guest speakers including a funeral director, dementia carer and an area fund raiser from Naomi House. You will support in the running of a weekly Fareham College Memory Cafe for people living with dementia and their carers.

High standards of attire are a strict requirement during your course and will include a set college uniform. Text books relating to your course will be available and these are essential for your learning.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.