Health & Social Care

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you want to work in a caring profession? Our Health & Social Care courses will offer an insight into the many roles that exist in this industry and help you develop the skills to work in the health or care sector.

What will you do?

Lessons will include creative activities, research, role play and discussions, you’ll learn about personal care, creative activities, communicating effectively, job opportunities, preparing for work, team work and healthy living.

Is it right for you?

Working in the health and social care profession can be a demanding but rewarding career. If you have a caring nature and a desire to help others, this could be the route for you.

Vocational

Do you like helping people? Are you someone who cares about other people?

The Health and Care sector is growing and is expected to continue growing for many years, and with an aging population it is a vocation that is in demand.

The Health and Social Care course at Stockton Riverside College is an ideal way to start a career in this extremely rewarding sector.

With jobs ranging from health visitor to a fully-qualified social worker, this course will put you on the right track.

With our excellent links with employers and universities throughout the North-East, you will have a great opportunity to get a hands-on feel for what this sector is all about.

Diploma Introduction to Health, Social Care & Children’s & Young People’s Settings Level 1 

We believe there’s nothing more important than taking responsibility for the care and well- being of others. Whether working with children, young people or vulnerable adults it’s vital you can offer a service that’s caring, supportive, stimulating. This course will help you begin to develop these skills and apply them within work settings.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

You will start to develop the skills and knowledge needed to start your career pathway into health & social care or childcare.  The sessions will be a combination of theory and practical sessions, covering subjects including development, safeguarding, health & safety, healthy eating and organising activities, you’ll learn about human growth & development and learn effective techniques for interacting with children & adults.

How will I learn?

The qualification is delivered through a range of both taught and practical sessions, enabling learners to obtain the skills required to work with children and adult service users.

How am I assessed?

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This will include a portfolio of evidence made up of written assignments, tasks, posters, presentations and professional discussion.

What’s next?

Following completion of the Diploma you may apply to move on to a relevant Level 2 course, e.g. health & social care or childcare.

You need:

A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3/E or above, including English language and maths.

Why English and maths matter…

You may need to read and write patient records, write notes for other health care professionals, calculate medication quantities and take accurate measurements.

What else do I need to know?

Alongside this qualification learners will attend functional skills or GCSE Maths and English to support their further development in these areas.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Reasons to join us:

  • With enthusiastic, expert staff we have excellent achievement rates and great progression opportunities.
  • This course gives you an insight into both health & social care and childcare, allowing you to choose which pathway suits you best.

Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you want to work in a caring profession? Our Health & Social Care course will offer an insight into the many roles that exist in this industry and help you develop the skills to work in the health or care sector.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2018

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Lessons will include creative activities, research, role play and discussions, you’ll learn about personal care, creative activities, communicating effectively, job opportunities, preparing for work, team work and healthy living.

How will I learn?

You will participate in a variety of classroom activities including research tasks, role play and simulation. You will also spend some time in our simulation unit to develop your practical caring skills.

How am I assessed?

The five mandatory units and two optional units are externally set and internally marked.

The course is graded A* – D.

What’s next?

Achieve a grade B on this course (the course is graded A*-D) and a GCSE grade 4/C or equivalent in English and Maths and you may apply to move on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, or you may go on to an apprenticeship or start work.

You need:

Four GCSEs at grade 3/D (or equivalent), including English language, plus a satisfactory DBS check.

You will study functional skills or GCSE English / Maths alongside your programme.

Why English and Maths matter…

You may need to read and write patient records, write notes for other health care professionals, calculate medication quantities and take accurate measurements.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Reasons to join us:

  • We are a friendly, experienced team of staff who aim to support you to become an independent learner.
  • Many of our students progress onto level 3 to continue their career path.

Health & Social Care Level 3 

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you want to work in a caring profession or go on to higher education? This academic Health & Social Care course carries UCAS points for HE study and offers an insight into the many roles that exist in this industry and help you develop the skills to study at a higher level or work in the health or care sector.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year Certificate/Two year Extended Diploma

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Your study sessions with vocationally experienced and qualified tutors will include group work activities, research tasks, role play, seminars, lectures and discussions. You will learn about meeting individual care needs, communicating effectively, lifespan development, physiological disorders & engage in work experience.

How will I learn?

You will participate in a variety of activities including independent research tasks, display tasks, presentations and group work. You will also spend some time in real work settings gaining vital experience within health & social care. You may spend sessions in the simulation unit to develop your practical caring skills.

How am I assessed?

This CACHE year one includes 10 units assessed through a variety of methods, including: one externally set and externally marked extended assessment; internally set and marked assignments including essays, reports and booklets.  You will also be required to complete a minimum of 75 hours work placement in year one (& 100 hours in year 2).

What’s next?

You could broaden your knowledge and understanding of the key subjects within health & social care by going on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (year 2-essential for entry to HE) or you may choose to go on to an apprenticeship in the health or social care industries or find work in care related roles.

You need:

Five GCSE’s grade 9-5/A*-C or equivalent, including English language and maths, a grade 9-4 or equivalent in GCSE science and a satisfactory DBS check. If you are progressing from the level 2 Extended Diploma you need an overall B grade as well as the above. Furthermore, we require two references.

Why English and Maths matter…

You may need to read and write patient records, write notes for other health care professionals, calculate medication quantities and take accurate measurements.

What else do I need to know?

As part of the course you will have the opportunity to complete work experience placement in different settings. The course is graded A*- D.

3 Reasons to join us:

  • We are a friendly, experienced team of staff who aim to support you to become an independent learner.
  • Excellent progression rates from this course to the Extended Diploma and to higher education following year 2.
  • Health & Social Care is a huge subject area and offers a range of opportunities for further study (after year 2) in Nursing, Social Work, Paramedic Science, Psychology and Crimonology

Part time

CG Unit 116 Support Use of Medication in Social Care Settings Level 3

Attendance: Part time

Start date: Roll on roll

Location: Teesdale

More details on dates/times available on request.

How much does the course cost?

£199

Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare
Level 5 

Start date: 7th February 2018

Days and times: Wednesday 1pm – 4pm

Duration: 26 weeks

Cost: £2882

Diploma CBT Skills and Theory Level 5 

Start date: Sept 18

Days and times: Thursday 6pm – 9pm

Duration: 32 weeks

Cost: £1126

Understanding Antenatal Care

Attendance: Part time

Start date: 1st Feb 18

Duration: 1 week

Location: Teesdale

When does the course run?

Thursdays 9.30am – 4.30pm

How much does the course cost?

£100

Labour and Pain Management 

Attendance: Part time

Start date: 1st Feb 18

Duration: 1 week

Location: Teesdale

When does the course run?

Thursdays 9.30am – 4.30pm

How much does the course cost?

£100

Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Health Care Support

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you want to develop in a Nursing profession?

This course is for those who are already working in a healthcare environment in a clinical healthcare support role.

Fact file:

Attendance: Part-time

Duration: 52 weeks

Starting date: Roll on/Roll off for work based/TBC for college based classes

Location: Work based or Teesdale

What will you do?

Students must complete a range of mandatory units which include health and safety, equality and inclusion, communication skills, infection control and professional development.

Students will then choose a range of optional units relating to the nature of their work role, for example on physiological measurements, treatments and dressings of lesions and wounds and capillary blood samples.

How will I learn?

Students will attend fortnightly sessions and optional workshops in the workplace.  Students will have use of a virtual learning environment (VLE) to access resources, share good practice and complete online tasks.

How am I assessed?

Students are allocated an assessor to observe them in their workplace. Students are observed working with adults under natural work conditions. Students will put together a portfolio of evidence to show their understanding of the role of a Healthcare Assistant, along with their competence in the work role.

What’s next?

Higher Education: Foundation degree in Social Care (FdSc Health, Wellbeing and Social Support)

You need:

Students must have good literacy, communication and numeracy skills, along with a basic computer skills and a willingness to develop these. Students must have employment in a clinical healthcare field.

What else do I need to know?
Apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply-online.

C&G Level 1 Preparing to work in Adult Social Care

Factfile:

Attendance: Part-time

Duration: 6 weeks

Starting date: 7th January 2019
11th March 2019
29th April 2019

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Students must complete 5 Mandatory units to complete the award covering:

  • Introduction to the Adult social care sector
  • Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care
  • Awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care
  • Awareness of communication in adult social care
  • Awareness of the role and responsibilities of the adult social care worker

How will I learn?

Student will have the use of a virtual learning environment to access resources, and complete online task.

How am I assessed?

Students will put together a portfolio of evidence to show their understanding of the role of an adult social care worker. The assessor will assess this evidence against the award standards from City & Guilds.

What’s next?

  • City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults)


You need:

Students must have good literacy, communication and numeracy skills. Students do not need to be in employment and must attend all workshops over the 6 week period.

How much does the course cost?

£308

When does the course run?

Tuesday and Friday

9.30am – 3.30pm

What else do I need to know?
Please apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply-online.  Suitable candidates will be invited to enrol onto the programme.  All enrolments will take place on the first evening of the course.

IBSL Entry Level Award in British Sign Language Studies

*subject to approval

This qualification aims to introduce learners to simple and basic skills in British Sign Language (BSL) to enable them to communicate with Deaf people on everyday topics in accordance with the National Language Standards at Entry Level. The IBSL Entry Level Award in British Sign Language is part of a range of qualifications designed to provide a stepping stone approach for individuals to develop their communication skills and ultimately can lead onto a qualified sign language interpreter status in the future, a career working with people who are deaf. This is a life skill which can be used in everyday life as an essential communication tool.

Fact file:

Attendance: Part Time

Duration:  9 Weeks – 5:30-9pm

Starting date: 10th October 2018

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

This course is made up of three units.

  • Understand Basic Information in British Sign Language
  • Develop strategies to acquire simple and basic British Sign Language skills
  • Take part in and follow simple conversations in British Sign Language

How will I learn?

Learning will be classroom based with a variety of lectures, seminars, electronic resources, group work, presentations and active learning sessions.

How am I assessed?

Assessment of the course includes an externally set and marked examination, as well as in college marked practical and/or theory assessments. You will be assessed on all 3 units.

You need:

There are no formal entry requirements. All you need is the willingness to learn, an interest in learning a new communication tool and commitment to the course.

Fees and Applications: Apply online via Stockton Riverside College Website.

Course Fee: £395

  • Please apply online to show expression of interest.

For Further Information Contact:

  • Susan Gooding

susan.gooding@stockton.ac.uk

Progression:

Level 1 British Sign Language Studies

C&G Health & Social Care (Adults) for England Level 2 

Attendance: Part time

Duration: 34 weeks

Start date: September 2018

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Students must complete a range of mandatory units.

Students will then choose a range of optional units relating to the nature of their work role, for example.

How will I learn?

Students will attend fortnightly sessions and optional workshops in the workplace.  Students will have use of a virtual learning environment (VLE) to access resources, share good practice and complete online tasks.

How am I assessed?

Students are allocated an assessor to observe them in their workplace. Students are observed working with adults under natural work conditions. Students will put together a portfolio of evidence to show their understanding of the role of a Senior Support Worker in the Health & Social Care field, along with their competence in the work role.

What’s next?

  • City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
  • City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

You need:

Students must have good literacy, communication and numeracy skills, along with a basic computer skills and a willingness to develop these. Students must have employment in the Health & Social care field.

How much does the course cost?

£1200

What else do I need to know?
Apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply-online.  All applications will be considered by course leader Carole Pearson.

CACHE Certificate in Dementia Care Level 2 

Attendance: Part time

Duration: 20 weeks

Start date: September 2018

Location: Teesdale

When does the course run?

Tues 4pm – 9pm

How much does the course cost? 

TBC

CACHE Award in Awareness of Dementia Level 2 

Attendance: Part time

Duration: 10 weeks

Start date: September 2018

Location: Teesdale

When does the course run?

TBC

How much does the course cost? 

£280

CACHE Award in Awareness of End of Life Level 2 

Attendance: Part time

Duration: 6 weeks

Start date: 13th March 2018

Teesdale: Location

When does the course run?

Tues 5pm – 9pm

How much does the course cost?

£195

C&G Health & Social Care (Adults) for England Level 3 

Attendance: Part time

Duration: 34 weeks

Start date: September 2018

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Students must complete a range of mandatory units.

Students will then choose a range of optional units relating to the nature of their work role.

How am I assessed?

Students are allocated an assessor to observe them in their workplace. Students are observed working with adults under natural work conditions.

Students will put together a portfolio of evidence to show their understanding of the role of a Senior Support Worker in the Health & Social Care field, along with their competence in the work role

What’s next?

  • UCCE Level 4 Introduction to Management and Administration of Medicines
  • Other relevant modules
  • L5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Workforce#

 

You need:

Students must have good literacy, communication and numeracy skills, along with a basic computer skills and a willingness to develop these.

Students must have employment in the Health & Social Care field.

How much does the course cost?

£2882

What else do I need to know?
Apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply-online.  All applications will be considered by course leader Carole Pearson.

C&G Diploma in Clinical Health Care Support Level 3 

Attendance: Part time

Duration: 34 weeks

Start date: September 2018

Location: Teesdale

More details on dates/times available on request.

C&G Diploma for Residential Childcare Level 3 

Attendance: Part time

Duration: 36 weeks

Start date: Roll on roll

Location: Teesdale

More details on dates/times available on request.

How much does the course cost?

£2225

Factfile:

Attendance: Part-time

Duration: 20 weeks

Starting date: 26th November 2017

Location: Teesdale

 

What will you do?

Students must complete 9 mandatory units to complete the certificate.  These are:

  • Principles of communication in adult social care settings
  • Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
  • Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting
  • Understand the role of the social care working
  • Understand the person centred approaches in adult social care setting
  • Understand health and safety in social care settings
  • Understand how to handle information in social setting

 

How will I learn?

Students will attend SRC for 1 full day per week to gain the knowledge from the workshop sessions.  Students will have the use of virtual learning environment to access resources, and complete online tasks

How will I be assessed?

Students will put together a portfolio of evidence to show their understanding of the role of an adult social care worker. The assessor will assess this evidence along with social interaction and participation in group workshops against the certificate standards from City and Guilds

What’s next?

The Level 2 Certificate covers most of the Level 2 Diploma’s mandatory units.  Therefore the certificate may be used as RPL (recognition of prior learning and will cross into the Level 2 Diploma).

You need:

Students must have good literacy, communication and numeracy skills.  Students do not need to be in employment or maybe new to employment in the sector but feel that they are not ready to start the Level 2 Diploma, and the must attend all workshops over the 9 week period.

How much does the course cost?

£395

When does the course run?

Mondays 9.30am – 3.30pm

What else do I need to know?
Please apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply-online.  Suitable candidates will be invited to enrol onto the programme.  All enrolments will take place on the first evening of the course.

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care – Adults (QCF)

What will I study?

Students must complete a range of mandatory units covering:

  • Communication and relationships
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Principles for implementing duty of care
  • Principles of safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • Role of the health and social care worker
  • Professional development
  • Person Centred Approach

Students will then choose a range of optional units relating to the nature of their work role, for example:

  • Understand the process and experience of dementia
  • Understand the administration of medication to individuals
  • with dementia
  • The principles of infection prevention and control
  • Understanding Physical Disability
  • Introduction to personalisation in social care
  • Move and position individuals
  • Support individuals to live at home

There are a wide variety of optional units to suit all Health and Social Care fields.

How will I be assessed?

Students are allocated an assessor to observe them in their workplace. Students are observed working with adults under natural work conditions.

Students will put together a portfolio of evidence to show their understanding of the role of a Senior Support Worker in the Health & Social Care field, along with their competence in the work role, including:

  • Planning and implementing activities
  • Observing adults
  • Maintaining records
  • Communicating with key people
  • Implementing health and safety
  • Abiding by government legislation and requirements

Evidence will be gathered using a variety of methods, including:

  • Direct observation of your practice
  • Personal reflections of practice
  • Written tasks
  • Research projects
  • Written questions
  • Professional discussion

Support will be provided throughout the course, through:

  • Face-to-face tutorials
  • Assessor contact
  • Workshop sessions
  • Dedicated website (VLE)

What are the entry requirements?

Students must have good literacy, communication and numeracy skills, along with a basic computer skills and a willingness to develop these.

Students must have employment in one of the following field:

  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
  • Healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environment
  • Healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
  • Support workers in supported living projects
  • Community-based care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities
  • Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models

Students must have had a full induction programme and mandatory training in their employment area. Students must be able to carry out a range of tasks in order to complete their qualification and should be carrying out the responsibilities of a Senior Support Worker in their workplace.

What are the progression/career opportunities?

  • UCCE Level 4 Introduction to Management and Administration of Medicines
  • Other relevant modules
  • L5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Workforce

How much does the course cost?

TBC

When does the course start and how long does it last?

The course is run on a roll on roll off basis and will last for 36 weeks (8-10 months).

What days and times does the course run?  

Varied, these are planned with the Assessor at induction/enrolment

How do I apply/enrol?        

Apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply-online.  All applications will be considered by course leader Carole Pearson.

A Level and equivalent

CTEC Health & Social Care

If you have not got your health, what have you got? On this stimulating course, you will explore questions such as: How does a major life change, such as bereavement, impact on individuals? How do you become an effective communicator? You can also design your own research project into a topic of your choice. If you are looking for a career as a nurse, midwife, social worker, teacher or other care professional and want to develop your skills and understanding that are directly relevant, then this is the qualification for you.

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Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form


What will you do?

Year 1: Units of study include; coping with change, developing effective communication, anatomy and physiology and dementia care.

Year 2: Units of study include; promoting health education, caring for additional needs, and research methodology for health and social care.


How will I learn?

You will learn through practical tasks, self-supported study, research in groups or pairs and formal teaching.


How am I assessed?

Assessment is 100% coursework. Coursework is initially assessed by teaching staff and then by an external moderator who visits the college.


What’s next?

Students go on to a number of different areas. Many go on to University to study Nursing or Midwifery or Social Work or Teaching. Others go on to take degrees in Psychology and Counselling, or Early Years. Students also go on to work in the industry directly and gain training through work.


You need:

To have achieved A*/9-C/4 grades in at least five GCSE programmes, including either GCSE English or GCSE Maths.


What else do I need to know?

There is an opportunity to organise work experience both locally and at a well-known voluntary organisation called Re-Vitalise. Re-Vitalise work experience allows you to work with disabled adults for a week.


Reasons to join us:

  • The control that a 100% coursework course gives you.
  • Being able to achieve DS* in Year 1.
  • There is an opportunity to volunteer with disabled adults in Southport.

What our students say:

“The teacher makes sure that all her students understand the tasks given and also puts a lot of time when planning her lessons. Activities are always given to make sure that all pupils interact as a class”


Possible combination subjects:

You can choose any combination of courses that you like, but we think this subject goes particularly well with sociology, psychology, and biology.


Extracurricular activities:

We have a number of speakers in from local universities to talk about different health professionals. We also look at opportunities for work experience.

HE

You don’t need to leave home to get a university education anymore – you can get it right here with us! In partnership with Teesside University, we deliver a range of full and part-time Higher Education (HE) programmes awarded by the University. We also offer a variety of programmes awarded by professional bodies. All of these HE programmes are led by our professionals who are experts in their field.

Our team of experts is available to support you with your choice of learning, guide you on how to fund your study and support you through to achievement and beyond. As a SRC HE student you can enjoy dedicated facilities that are exclusive to HE and a range of resources designed to support your study.

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top-up)

The BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care will provide you with the unique opportunity to engage with and learn about the wider concepts and developments within the Social Care sector in light of recent legislative and social policy developments. This is aimed at improving the existing provision, outcomes for service users and ultimately development of the social care workforce to the highest possible standards, including maximising personalisation and key quality care concepts.


Fact file:

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: 30 Weeks

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

This degree is made up of five modules:

  • Planning Research in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
  • Policy and Practice in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
  • Community Engagement in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
  • Individual Practice Project (40 credits)

Candidates are expected to be working with clients or relevant work experience placement within a professional framework in order to apply their learning on this course.


How will I learn?

Learning will be classroom based with a variety of lectures, electronic resources, group work, presentations and a small scale independent research study.


How am I assessed?

Using a variety of methods including; academic and reflective essays, presentations and the production of a dissertation.


Entry requirements:

Entry requirements are Level 5 Foundation degree in Health, Wellbeing and Social Support or an equivalent qualification. Any candidate who has already completed a research study as part of a different degree programme at level 5 or above may be considered for entry onto the programme.
Due to the nature of the programme candidates will need to provide written references from two sources.

One of these should be an academic reference with the other being their work based mentor/supervisor in order to demonstrate their appropriateness to undertake and cope with the academic requirements. Levels of maturity and commitment to the course and professional development will be evaluated from reference material and during the interview process.


What else do I need to know?
Applicants will require an interview to secure a place on this programme.


For Further Information Contact:

  • Andrea Harrison

andrea.harrison@stockton.ac.uk

  • Karl Johnson

karl.johnson@stockton.ac.uk


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FdSc Health, Wellbeing & Social Support

This full-time programme delivered over three days (including placement) is a Foundation degree for Health and Social Care practitioners. You will be at least 18 and have a relevant level four qualification and experience of working in the sector (voluntary or employment).


Factfile:

Attendance: Full time

Start date: September 2019

Duration: One year

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

Modules – Level 5

Applying Effective Care Practice.

Principles of Public Health and Wellbeing

Understanding Evidence-Based Practice.

Social Care and Support for individuals with specific needs


How am I assessed?

The programme is assessed through course work which includes essays, reports, case studies, research reports, portfolio work and work based assessment.


Entry requirements:

  • Be 18 years or over by 31 December in the first year of study.
  • Have a Level 4 Health and Social Care qualification.
  • Have some experience working in the sector.
  • Have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
  • Attend an interview
  • Carry out 150 placement hours in a healthcare or social care related setting. Students are responsible for arranging their own placements.

Progression:

Onto a range of Health and Social Care programmes determined by students’ own area of interest. Progression into University or employment particularly management roles.


How do I apply/enrol?

Apply at www.tees.ac.uk 


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Cert HE Social Care

This full-time programme delivered over three days (including placement) is the first year of a Foundation degree for Health and Social Care practitioners. You will be at least 18 and have a relevant level three qualification and experience of working in the sector (voluntary or employment).


Factfile:

Attendance: Full time

Start date: September 2019

Duration: One year

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

Year 1 Modules – Level 4

Learning to Learn

Developing Effective Care Practice.

Maintaining the Safety of Vulnerable People and Staff in Care Settings.

The Psychosocial Context of Care.


How am I assessed?

The programme is assessed through course work which includes essays, reports, case studies, presentations, research reports, portfolio work and work based assessment.


Entry requirements:

  • To be 18 years old or over by 31 December in the first year of study.
  • Have a level 3 Health and Social Care qualification
  • Have some experience working in the sector (desirable but experience will be gained through placement).
  • Have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
  • Attend an interview
  • To carry out 150 hours placement hours in a healthcare or social care related setting. Students are responsible for arranging their own placements.
  • Attend an interview

Progression:

Onto a range of Health and Social Care programmes determined by students’ own area of interestthis could include progression onto Level 5 (second year of programme) or into University or employment.


How do I apply/enrol?

Apply at www.tees.ac.uk


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Introduction to Management and Administration of Medicines

This module is designed for any person involved in management and administration of medicines whilst working within the social care sector. It is an ideal opportunity for the registered nurse to refresh their knowledge or the senior staff within a residential/domiciliary care setting to increase their knowledge and understanding in line with current standards.


Factfile:

Attendance: Part-time

Start date: Various throughout the academic year

Duration: 10 weeks

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

  • Legislation protecting the public:
  • Medicines Act, Misuse of Drugs Act, Care standards, Data Protection Act, local policies and procedures.
  • Roles and Responsibilities of those involved in prescribing, dispensing, administering, storing and disposing of medicines including consent and refusal.
  • Classification of medication; maintaining therapeutic levels.
  • Types of medication; to include a wide range of prescribed and over the counter medication. Controlled drugs.
  • Routes of administration.
  • Record keeping, disposal of medicines
  • Maintaining standard precautions to include hygiene, handling, correct dosage, safe administration, storage.
  • Adverse reactions and responding to these appropriately.

How am I assessed?
Assessment is through completion of a workbook (3000 words). This course is 20 credits at level 4.


How will I learn?

You will be taught through seminars, lectures, interactive workshop sessions and our virtual learning environment with allocated tutorial support which focuses on study skills.


Entry requirements:

  • To be currently working in an organisation that supports clients who require medication
  • A level 3 qualification in a related subject area (desirable not essential)
  • Attend an interview

Progression:

UCCE Level 5 Managing Medication Systems or relevant Higher Education Certificate, Diplomas or Degrees.


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply


Delivered in partnership with Teesside University

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Managing Medication Systems

If you are a manager or senior employee in a relevant role, this Award provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in relation to quality assurance and quality improvement within the context of the management of medication. Errors in medication administration within the public, private health and social care sectors are a major concern for those using and delivering these services.


Factfile:

Attendance: 5 hours per week

Start date: September 2019

Duration: 10 weeks

Location: Teesdale


How will I learn?

You will be taught through seminars, lectures, interactive workshop sessions and our virtual learning environment with allocated tutorial support which focuses on study skills.

The course is 20 credits, level  5.


How am I assessed?

You are assessed by two assignments:

  • Assignment one requires you to undertake a medication risk assessment within your area of practice, identifying potential hazards at each stage of the medication process. This is to be supported by a 1,000 word written discussion of possible solutions in relation to the hazards.

Assignment two is a 2,500 word critique of your current workplace medication policy.


Entry requirements:

  • Be currently employed as a manager or senior employee within a health or social care organisation which has a medication policy.
  • Have responsibility for the management and monitoring of medication administration within the organisation.
  • Have support from the employing organisation.
  • Minimum level 4 qualification in a related subject.
  • Attend an interview.

Progression:

Relevant HE certificates, diplomas or degrees.


How do I apply/enrol?

Apply online at www.tees.ac.uk.


Delivered in partnership with Teesside University

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Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to get into the world of work and earn real money whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

If you are a school leaver, currently unemployed or looking to start a new career, Stockton Riverside College can help you to find the right Apprenticeship and employer for you.

Health and Social Care (Adults) Apprenticeships

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you want to develop in a caring profession? Our Health and Social Care Apprenticeships ensure you develop the skills needed to work in the care sector.

Main Duties:

As a level 2 apprentice you can train in a number of roles. Duties may include:
• Supporting an individual in his/her home or the community
• Delivering care in a formal or residential care setting
• Working to promote the independence, rights and choices of clients
• Organising social activities
• Carrying out assessments and monitoring of clients’ needs

As a level 3 apprentice you can train in a number of roles. Duties may include:
• Supervising the work of staff and managing shifts
• Managing and assisting in the delivery of care plans
• Responding to emergencies, routine enquiries and requests for information
• Linking clients with the appropriate, support
• Monitoring, developing and evaluating existing services.
• Assessing and evaluating the care and treatment of service users

Assessment:

The way that apprenticeships are delivered is changing. Some apprenticeships now include an end-point assessment which includes:
• A multiple choice short answer test
• An observation of practice which is undertaken in the workplace
• A learning journal to reflect on the last 3 months of your apprenticeship
• A presentation

You will be supported throughout the process by your assessor.

You need:

Apprenticeships require a good level of English, maths and/or ICT. Our initial assessment and your GCSE results will help inform us of your ability and what support we can offer to get you to the level required.

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

You must be:

  • at least 16
  • a UK resident
  • in employment. We can help with this

To undertake a level 3 apprenticeship, you need a level 2 qualification or to have experience in a relevant field.

Duration:

Level 2: 12 – 18 months
Level 3: 18 – 24 months

Lead Practitioner in Adult Care

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you want to develop in a caring profession? This Higher Apprenticeship ensure you develop the skills needed to work in the care sector.
You’ll be required to spend a small amount of time in college every week.

You need:

You must also be at least 16 years old, eligible to work in the UK hold a full time role within a care setting.

Assessment:

The way that apprenticeships are delivered is changing. Some apprenticeships now include an end-point assessment which includes:
• A multiple choice short answer test
• An observation of practice which is undertaken in the workplace
• A learning journal to reflect on the last 3 months of your apprenticeship
• A presentation

You will be supported throughout the process by your assessor.

Duration:

18 months

Care & Leadership Management (Level 5)

To undertake this apprenticeship you must be in a position of leadership within either a residential or non-residential care setting.
You will be expected to have a significant knowledge of the care industry and be able to maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive topics.
You’ll be required to spend a small amount of time in college every week.

You Need:

You must also be at least 16 years old, eligible to work in the UK hold a full time role within a care setting.

Assessment:

The way that apprenticeships are delivered is changing. Some apprenticeships now include an end-point assessment which includes:
• A multiple choice short answer test
• An observation of practice which is undertaken in the workplace
• A learning journal to reflect on the last 3 months of your apprenticeship
• A presentation

You will be supported throughout the process by your assessor.

Cost

The fee of this apprenticeship is subject to the employer status. For more information please contact a member of the Business Development Unit on 01642 865 577 or via business@stockton.ac.uk

Next Steps

For further advice and guidance on how to take up this fantastic new opportunity to up-skill your staff, please contact Emma Booth on 01642 865 576 or email: emma.booth@stockton.ac.uk

Duration:

18 months

Career Pathways

Health and Social Care Career Pathways

English & Maths

Depending on your previous grades you may need to study English and Maths. These are essential skills that all employers value. Your tutor can answer any questions you have regarding this.

Work experience/employability

We want to help you develop real skills for real jobs. That’s why we work closely with a wide range of employers to ensure all of our courses give you the skills that they are looking for in their future employees. We know that getting real experience of your chosen field is vital that’s why we build practical skills and hands-on work experience into our Health & Social Care courses. Our dedicated online program ‘My Work Search’ will help prepare you for future job opportunities.

Social and personal development

You’ll get the opportunity to develop a range of additional skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team, putting together and delivering presentations, organisation, research, leadership and negotiation skills along with use of ICT and our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Your tutor will be able to tell you more about course specific developments.