Allied Heath Professional Pathway - Level 3
Course Code: SE1FE99
This course is a one-year specialist programme designed to give you the vocational and academic skills to embark on a career as a health and social care specialist professional.
On completion of this course, you may also progress onto a foundation degree at Blackpool and The Fylde College within the areas of health and social care, family support and wellbeing or working with young people, to access even greater career opportunities.
Throughout this programme, you will experience a huge amount of direct health and social care practice experience and be assessed within the workplace by our healthcare assessors. The course is full-time and you will attend College three days per week. We can also build a programme of study to ensure you successfully achieve any maths and English qualifications you may require.
On completion of this programme, you will gain an in-depth understanding of health and social care-related topics and develop your academic and writing skills to allow you to progress on your career journey, or into higher education at Blackpool and The Fylde College.
To be eligible to apply for this course you require a minimum GCSE grade 3/4 in English or Maths, or a L1/L2 functional skills in maths and English.
You will also need to have a clear DBS check, as this is a requirement for your work placement.
It would be beneficial if you have a Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification, but this is not essential.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will attend College on three days per week and spend one day a week on a work placement in a health or social care setting.
College sessions will include group delivery, activities and discussions with one-to-one support also provided. Your timetable will include a session where you will be supported by teaching staff to complete any written assessments.
You will also be assigned a progress tutor, who will support you throughout your journey at the College.
They will assist you in setting academic and personal targets, career plans, employability skills and monitoring your progress to ensure you realise your full potential for your future career or journey on to higher education.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
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.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.