Course Code: SE1FE372 Nursing Professional Practice - Level 3 Triple Diploma Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 05 Sep 2022 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now 05 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now Overview Is this course for me? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary Prepare for a nursing career with this two-year Health and Social Care course. Develop your academic and writing skills as you explore key topics such as human lifespan development, and apply your knowledge to a real-life setting with practical work experience. Successful students will gain the maximum 168 UCAS points needed to progress to a nursing degree and become a fully qualified adult, children's or mental health nurse. At B&FC, you will have access to first-rate facilities and excellent work placements with local employers. Our expert tutors provide lots of individual support to help you on your journey to this hugely rewarding profession. Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths and a clear DBS check a successful interview with a tutor the ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Other Costs and Equipment Needed We provide the majority of your placement uniform, the only items for this you will need to provide are black trousers and appropriate flat footwear. We will recommend a variety of text books that you could purchase to support you in your studies although copies of these are available within the college library or as E-books however you have the option to purchase your own copy if you wish. You will also need to provide your own writing materials, such as pens, paper and a folder to keep your college-work which case be purchased from any supplier therefore prices will vary. You will be allocated a small budget to pay for any College printing costs, however once you have exceeded the limit, you will be liable for any additional printing costs. The current price for printing are as follows. 1 sided Black White sheet A4 is 4p 2 sided Black White sheet A4 is 8p 1 sided Colour is 10p 2 sided Colour is 20p A DBS is required for your work placement; however the cost of this is covered by B&FC. Assessment Methods The following mandatory units cover the key areas of health and social care, essential for your role as a health and social care professional: Human Lifespan Development Sociology Psychology Mental Health Awareness Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care Enquiries into Current Research in Health and Social Care Meeting Individual Care Needs and Public Health Additional optional units cover the specific areas of social care, health studies and health sciences, and we can tailor the content to your chosen career path. As part of the assessment process, you will need to set up and maintain an accurate, up-to-date portfolio of evidence, which might include written tasks, posters, leaflets and training materials. There is also a presentation, an externally marked assessment and an Anatomy and Physiology exam in Year 2. Industry Placement and Field Trips As part of the course, you will gain valuable experience within a relevant setting. Examples include residential care homes, nursing homes, day centres, children's centres, health centres, domiciliary/community care, respite care, residential schools, Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools, hospitals and specialised voluntary groups. If you have a specific degree course in mind, it's worth checking with your chosen institution exactly how many hours’ work experience you will need. Part of this programme includes an industry placement in a health or care related setting with a local employer. It is highly likely that employers will request any students who attend their setting for an industry placement are vaccinated for COVID:19. Qualification Obtained BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Pearson Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Teaching and Learning Methods Throughout the course, you will spend 3 days a week in College gain valuable experience within a relevant healthcare setting. At College, teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided. Your timetable will also include time spent with teaching staff to support you in completing your written assessments. When you start the course, we will assign you a progress tutor, who will support you throughout your time at College to ensure you reach your full potential. Their role will involve helping you to set academic and personal targets as well as develop career plans and employability skills. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Career Options and Progression This course prepares you to embark on a three-year nursing degree and throughout your time here we will support you in progressing towards your chosen career. After graduating, you could choose to specialise in areas such as adult, children's or mental health nursing.