Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Intermediate
31 August 2020TBCAnthony Brammer

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

Who is this programme for?

Sometimes, getting your foot in the door is the most important step towards getting the job of your dreams.  That’s why our Level 2 programme is based around work experience and gaining an understanding of health and social care jobs in your local area. Many of our Level 2 students are successful in gaining employment in the sector once they’ve completed our Level 2 study programme, either as an Apprentice or as a full time employee. The programme can be a useful transition between school and higher-level courses such as our Level 3 in Health and Social Care, and it can give you the space to develop your English, Maths, and job-readiness skills.

What will you do?

You will participate in various classroom learning activities, including group and 1:1 communication tasks, developing health promotion materials, and visiting local health and social care settings.  You will also be supported by teachers who have extensive experience in health and social care, and we will help you to achieve your best in your coursework.  You will learn different skills such as basic first aid techniques, how to keep yourself and others safe, and how to communicate effectively with people from all sorts of walks of life.

How will you learn?

You will participate in a period of industry experience, within a health or social care setting.  This gives you a first-hand opportunity to learn about what care is and how care is practiced.  Then, you will take this learning into the classroom for debates, discussions, practical activities, reflection and independent reading around the subject. We’re keen on letting you grow and develop, whilst appreciating the link between education and work.

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed against the targets that you set at the start of the year.  These might be based around your English and Maths grades.  There will also be targets around your work-readiness, based on what local employers tell us that they need from new care staff.  Your main vocational qualification will be the Cache/NCFE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, which is assessed entirely through college-marked coursework.

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 2 learners Over the course of your Level 2 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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