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Qualification name Diploma in Healthcare Support
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation NCFE
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 18th September 2023
Cost £2,225.00
Cost description This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19+ years of age fees may apply.
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This qualification will develop your knowledge and skills relating to the clinical health care workforce and also the skills required to work in a range of clinical environments and carry out assessments or examinations.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

5 GCSE subjects with 4 points or C grade and above, including 4 points or C grade in GCSE English or an appropriate Level 2 qualification (at a merit if graded) and a satisfactory school report. You must also supply details of two personal referees who are not relatives, provide a school or college report and attend interview. To complete the placement, you will be required to complete an enhanced disclosure DBS check. We will contact you prior to enrolment to arrange this check.

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The Diploma in Healthcare Support study programme will consist of 5 key elements which you will need to complete: > Main qualification – as above > Individual and group tutorial sessions > Industry related work placement > Development of English and mathematics. Course content is made up of 3 days in college and 2 days (around 14 hours per week) out in a variety of placements that reflect the changing Healthcare profession. We offer numerous work experience placements to students who undertake this course. These placements are tailored to meet the needs of the individual. Some examples of current placements are: > Phlebotomy Assistant – Darlington Memorial Hospital > Occupational Therapy – Community Care placements > Rehabilitation – drug and alcohol services in Darlington > Residential Care – Care homes > PTS – Patient Transport Services This course covers a range of topics including gaining an insight into a clinical working environment, supporting individuals with day to day activities and understanding mental health and well-being. Learning will take place via theoretical learning in the classroom three days per week and via placement learning for two days per week. A variety of teaching methods are implemented in order to offer maximum learning opportunities throughout this course including workshops, seminars, IT sessions, one to one tutorials and practical sessions

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Learning will take place via theoretical learning in the classroom three days per week and via placement learning for two days per week. A variety of teaching methods are implemented in order to offer maximum learning opportunities throughout this course including workshops, seminars, IT sessions, one to one tutorials and practical sessions

Find out what material you will need.

Stationery equipment

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor from your workplace practice using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments.

This qualification will enable you to progress into employment in the healthcare sector as it gives you a license to practice. You may also be able to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

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Name DARLINGTON COLLEGE
Address Central Park
Haughton Road
Darlington
DL1 1DR
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Email enquire@darlington.ac.uk
Phone 01325 503050
Website http://www.darlington.ac.uk

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