City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF)
08 Jun 19
This wide-ranging two year course covers the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a range of health or social care settings. There is flexibility within the course to focus on a particular area of adult health and social care, for example working with people with learning or physical disability, mental health, older people, people with dementia or those in social care contexts such as supported living.
This is the main qualification required by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council, the regulatory body for social care in Northern Ireland. You will be supported to undertake placement(s), which will give you the opportunity to work directly with service users and a range of professional health and social care staff. There is opportunity to complete your Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy. In addition, this programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability. This will include mandatory training such as first aid, moving and handling and infection control.
Teaching staff include fully qualified and registered nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals.
You may progress to relevant programmes at Level 3 (A Level) such as an Extended Diploma or AGCE A Level programme, both in Health and Social Care. Alternatively, you may progress directly to employment in the health and social care sector such as nursing homes, hospital wards, day centres and supported living.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at http://www.belfastmet.ac.uk/full-time/entry-criteria-further-education/
All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.Preference may be given to those with Level 1 Literacy or equivalent.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.