Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Entry Full-Time Ashington Main Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. The qualification is intended to be accessible to a wide range of learners of all abilities, especially those who require additional support and coaching with their studies.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

Maths and English (functional skills or GCSE) will be a key part of your study programme with us, and essential skills to develop as part of your success and progression.

The primary purpose of the Step up to Health and Childcare programme is to enable you to operate independently and effectively in life, to transition successfully into college and begin to develop an understanding of the health and childcare sectors. You will begin to develop and recognise the skills, behaviours and attitudes needed to be successful and prepare you for your next steps in your learning journey towards your career goals.

You will be supported to recognise a range of personal and social skills and encouraged to develop them. Developing your personal and social skills will complement your learning in other areas, like vocational learning or functional skills.
The qualification aims to develop and formally recognise your personal and social skills, to build on your achievements, and to make them appropriate and meaningful for you.

The choice of units covers:
• reflecting on your own personal development
• developing your problem solving skills
• learning about environmental issues
• planning to live a healthy lifestyle
• knowing your rights and responsibilities
• identifying which skills and qualities you need for work how to identify and work towards set goals.

Within this time you will carry out learning activities, including classes and supervised practical work that will support you as you develop the skills and knowledge to operate independently.

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