The course provides a mixture of technical knowledge and clinical skills specific to nursing and a work placement of at least 45 days in your chosen occupation. On completion of the course you will be able to choose between moving into a skilled occupation or further study in nursing and health, for example, a higher or degree level apprenticeship, or higher-level technical study, including higher education.
A big part of your study will be to complete relevant industry-based work placement. Throughout the course, you'll be required to complete a minimum of 45 days (315 hours) work placement. You'll also get the opportunity to show us what you've learned and demonstrate your abilities during numerous observations through the course. Work placement is a great opportunity to get your feet wet in your chosen specialism and help confirm that this is the career you want to do!
* Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.
Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.
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Core Knowledge and understanding in health and science: the range of job roles and organisations in the health and care sector, providing person-centred care, health and wellbeing, science concepts (anatomy and physiology, diseases and disorders), health and safety regulations in the healthcare sector, infection prevention and control in health specific settings, managing personal information
Occupational specialist knowledge and skills: An introduction to routine clinical practice, moving and handling, the equipment used in clinical tasks, the role of carers in supporting individuals with daily living, skin conditions
Project management skills: research and problem solving, working with others, communication, evaluation
Practical skills in supporting adult nursing: clinical skills, taking weight, height, temperature, blood pressure measurements, using clinical equipment, monitoring diet,
Industry placement (45 days) in a nursing or health care setting
English, maths and digital skills relevant to the health sector
How is my course assessed?
Your Core health and science knowledge and skills are assessed through an externally set test and an employer-set project (graded A*-U)
Your technical knowledge and clinical skills are assessed through practical assignments (graded Pass, Merit, Distinction)