What you will study
To gain the Certificate you must achieve 46 credits, with 24 gained from the following mandatory units: -
Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children's and young people’s settings
Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
The role of the health and social care worker
Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
The principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Causes and Spread of Infection
Implement person centred approaches in health and social care
Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
Handle information in health and social care settings
In addition to the core units, you will choose optional units that suit your current work role, and these will be discussed and planned with your Assessor, to achieve a further 22 credits.
How you will be assessed
You must complete the approved qualification named in each option prior to taking the end-point assessment.
You will be allocated an Assessor who will visit you in your workplace and observe you carrying out your daily tasks and duties. You will be required to compile an electronic portfolio of evidence of your competence and knowledge, which your Assessor will help you to prepare. You will need to work towards an end point assessment, which includes the following components:
1. A multiple choice and short answer test
2. An observation of practice undertaken in the workplace
3. A learning journal completed by the apprentice with an interview
There are no formal entry requirements except a College interview, and you must be at least 16 years of age. However, since this qualification is assessed in the workplace, you need a job or work placement which offers you suitable experience and the chance to demonstrate the necessary skills. Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment. They must also sit the level 2 test for both English and Maths.
Basic computer skills are desirable