Course Description

This qualification focuses on the development of the knowledge and skills needed to work in the Health and Science sector and prepares students to enter the sector through employment, as an Apprentice or after university studies. The two-year course has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares learners for work. Therefore, the course also includes a minimum of 315 hours in industry placement, where students will be ‘hands-on’ working in the healthcare industry.

Course Content

On completion of this Core content, learners will have knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  1. Working within the health and science sector
  2. Health, safety and environmental regulations
  3. Managing patient information and healthcare data
  4. Principles of good scientific and clinical practice
  5. Core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

In addition, students will complete a specialism in ‘supporting the adult nursing team’.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment consists of two externally set exams covering knowledge from the Health Course core content, one employer-set project covering knowledge and skills from the Health Course and one occupational specialism assessment that will feature a considerable practical element and is composed of a series of holistic practical tasks relating to the specialism topic they have studied.

What could I do next?

Careers include: Ambulance Care Assistant, Dental Nurse, Healthcare assistant and Nursing, Palliative Care Assistant, Care Worker and Emergency Care Assistant