The Subsidiary Diploma is the first year of the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and is a practical, work-related course. Your assignments are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. We will arrange for you to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, formally known as the CRB check, and this will be explained to you upon enrolment. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career. This qualification is equivalent to one A Level, which means that when you have finished the course you may choose to go into full-time employment.
Course ContentStudents study a number of units including:
- Developing effective communication
- Equality, Diversity and Rights
- Health Safety and Security
- Development through the Life Stages
- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
Entry RequirementsYou need four GCSE's at grades A*-C/9 with a C/4 including English Language or Mathematics or have successfully passed a Level 2 course with Functional Skills in English and Mathematics. Selection is by interview with tutors. A satisfractory reference is also required.
Duration and Delivery
ProgressionSuccessful completion of the Subsidiary Diploma leads onto the second year of the Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels). Alternatively you may go straight into employment where you could work and train in hospitals, nursing homes and health centres.
Royal Guards Inspire during Employability Week +
During the week of 10th December, students across Kingston College participated in an incredible Employability Week. In the Commercial Industries School, a range of Public Services related employers met students, including students from Public Services, Sport and Health & Social Care. On Monday 10th December, three soldiers from the… Read More