Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Health and Social Care - Level 2

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Course Code: FE0057-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: East Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Awarding Body: CACHE

Course aims

This course allows you to gain the practical skills and knowledge needed for a range of exciting career opportunities such as nursing, teaching, social work, paramedics and physiotherapy. A mix of practical and academic learning includes spending one day a week in work experience, which could be working in a hospital or with the elderly, children or those with additional needs.

Entry requirements

Start at Level 2 if you have at least three GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English and maths. 

If you do not have these grades, we have options for you. You can start on our Pathways Care course and then progress to Level 2 after that.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Human lifespan development
  • Health and social care values
  • Effective communication in health and social care
  • Healthy living
  • The impact of nutrition on health and wellbeing
  • Equality and diversity
  • Creative and therapeutic activities 

Why the MET?

This course offers high levels of progression to employment and apprenticeships.

You will experience different aspects of the sector through multiple work placements. The department has excellent employment links with local hospitals.

Our teachers bring a great range of industry experience and theoretical knowledge, and are committed to helping you attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Throughout the year you will also benefit from inspirational guest speakers and industry related trips.

Facilities at Brighton MET

  • Industry standard equipment to develop practical, vocational skills
  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
Facilities at Brighton MET

Work Experience

We have excellent links and partnerships with local employers to ensure we can place you in a suitable setting that fits your needs and career aspirations.

You will experience employment within the care sector and develop work-related skills, knowledge and understanding.

Brighton MET is keen to offer our students work experience placements, particularly with the increasing importance for students to complete placements as part of their study programmes across all industry areas.

This is an exciting opportunity for employers and students alike to gain something valuable with long term benefits for the business and for students.

What's next?

Over 60% of Level 2 students progress to Level 3 courses at Brighton MET.

On successful completion of the course, some students gain direct employment through their work placement and others take up an apprenticeship in a health and social care role.

After Level 2 you may wish to continue your studies at the MET and progress to the BTEC Level 3 Foundation or Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

You may also want to consider apprenticeship routes into employment, also available through Brighton MET.

Future career include:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Health care worker
  • Social work
  • Youth work
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Teaching
  • Counselling
  • Policing
  • Nutritionist

Additional costs

You will have to purchase a t-shirt for your placement uniform costing £10 and it is advised you purchase a textbook costing £25.

Some financial help may be available. 


Additional costs
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Careers

Potential Careers

Medical practitioner

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery.
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.
  • Supervises patients' progress and advises on diet, exercise and other preventative action.
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

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Salaries

ENTRY £31,454

AVERAGE £61,016

POTENTIAL £121,563

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Mathematics

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Care worker or home carer

Typical Tasks:

  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
  • Generally assists with service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Monitors service users' conditions by taking temperature, pulse, respiration and weight, and contributes to record keeping.
  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

5769 Available opportunities 3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,962

AVERAGE £16,985

POTENTIAL £24,609

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics

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Houseparent or residential warden

Typical Tasks:

  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the resident's family and friends.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Keeps records and writes reports.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

16 Available opportunities 3.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,177

AVERAGE £18,954

POTENTIAL £27,632

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics

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Ambulance staff (excluding paramedic)

Typical Tasks:

  • Helps patients into and out of ambulance.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes.
  • Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment.
  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment.
  • Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

36 Available opportunities 6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,026

AVERAGE £17,219

POTENTIAL £24,024

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Learning
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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