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A career in care can be extremely rewarding and diverse, with opportunities to work with children, adolescents, older people, people with additional needs, hospital patients and the general community. We will help you develop your skills to the highest level, whichever path you choose.
The part time course is particularly targeted at those learners who want to progress into other further education courses, or into new work areas.
The qualification aims to support learners who are returning, or planning to return, to work and who are seeking to update and/or add to their employment skills.
The NOCN Level 2 course (Pre-Pathway to Nursing and Social Work) is a challenging and valuable qualification which will provide you with a basic knowledge of health and social care and give you the opportunity to achieve at level 2.
Throughout the programme you will gain a broad understanding of health, social care and early years working environments. You will have an opportunity to develop and apply new skills and knowledge in a practical realistic way and will follow a course of study that will enable you to progress to both further education and/or employment within the health and care sectors.
Entrance qualifications: there are no formal academic entry qualifications although we do recommend that you upgrade maths and English qualifications to 4 and above should you wish to attend university in the future or enhance options for employment at the end of the course.
This course will suit the mature (19+) student with a reasonable standard of education and/or experience, who also has the desire to pursue a career in Health and Social Care. A successful interview and initial screening are an essential part of entry onto the course.
What will I do?
The course requires two day’s attendance at college per week (TBC)
There is no work placement element to this course but there are opportunities on progression to level 3.
The NOCN Level 2 course (Pre-Pathway to Nursing and Social Work) consists of a range of units in;
- Core curriculum areas that provide opportunities for learners to develop skills in learning to learn and personal development
- Vocational ‘taster’ units in sector specific areas that provide opportunities for learners to test out their knowledge and understanding of health and social care
You will be provided with a full time table during induction week.
What will it give me?
People working in these sectors often acquire responsible, demanding and challenging positions. The tasks that people may perform may change from day to day, making very interesting and rewarding careers. They require special people who are willing to devote themselves to the well-being of others.
The most important things that you need in order to complete the NOCN Level 2 course (Pre-Access Nursing and Social Work) are a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in health and social care, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.
The qualification provides you with chances to develop an understanding of caring organisations and the clients they serve while developing essential core study skills to assist in future studies.
On successful completion of the Pre-Pathway to Nursing and Social Work level 2 there is the potential to progress onto the BTEC Foundation Diploma and then BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or to explore other employment options in care.
There are no formal resources that you will need. Access to the internet and a memory stick would be helpful to continue studies between home and college. Files, paper and stationary are required for course/class work.
There are books which could be useful to your studies and you will be told about these when you start, they are also available within our learning zone and are also available as E-books.
What can I do when I finish?
The course will enable you to potentially progress in your studies or career.
As a qualification it can provide the means to enter directly into employment for some and for others it will provide access to further education, including courses such as the level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Pathway to Nursing and Social Work)