Health & Social Care
- What is Health Care?
- What is Social Care?
- LLN Provision
- Foundation Degree in Working with Vulnerable Adults
- Foundation Degree in Public Health
- Foundation Degree in Complementary Therapies
- Foundation Year BA in Women's Health
- Foundation Degree in Integrated Children’s and Young People’s Practice
- Foundation Degree in Playwork
- Foundation Degree in Working with Families and Communities
- Foundation Degree in Counselling
- Foundation Degree in Assisting Professional Practice
- Year Zero – Medicine & Dentistry
- Year Zero – Allied Health Professions
Health and Social Care is one of four strands/subject areas in which GM&WL LLN is developing qualifications for vocational learners.
The network includes a sub-group – chaired by Barbara Dunphy from Edge Hill University - dedicated to progressing vocational qualifications in conjunction with all partner institutions and employer groups connected with the LLN – most notably the NHS.
Health care is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health professions.
The allied health professions are those clinical healthcare professions distinct from the medical and nursing professions. As the name implies, they are all allies in the healthcare team, working together to make the healthcare system function
Social care is one of the major public service areas. In England, the responsibility to provide social care services rests principally with local councils. At any one time, up to 1.5 million of the most vulnerable people in society are relying on social workers and support staff for help. Social care services also make a major contribution to tackling social exclusion. Currently, modernising social services is a national priority, in-line with Government policy
In September 2006 new Health & Social Care pathways were developed by the LLN partners.
Edge Hill University validated Foundation degrees (Fds) in Integrated Practice Early Years and Integrated Practice Young People.
The University of Liverpool validated ‘Year Zero’ courses in Medicine and Dentistry and Allied Health Professions and Nursing.
Both qualifications have proved popular with students from a wide-range of backgrounds and ages.
Provision of Health & Social Care qualifications will be bolstered further in September 2007 and January 2008 with the introduction of four additional qualifications validated by Edge Hill University.
Fds in Working with Vulnerable Adults; Public Health and Complementary Therapies will be available to study at various partner institutions.
There is also the chance to undertake a one-year foundation course in Women's Health at St Helens College, which will provide ideal preparation for a BA (Hons) degree in the same subject.
This Foundation degree provides opportunities for you to develop the skills and knowledge required to engage with individuals who, for reasons of health, ageing, and dependence require some level of health and social care. It will be of interest to those already working, or wishing to work in nursing or residential care homes or within the community maximising independence.
You can undertake this qualification at King George V College as a combined course with Public Health in September 2007. The single Fd in Vulnerable Adults will be offered at Edge Hill University and St Helens College in January 2008.
This Foundation degree provides opportunities for you to develop the skills and knowledge required to engage with individuals and communities in relation to issues of public health. It will enable you to work as a health trainer or in the field of health education and promotion.
This Foundation degree provides opportunities for you to develop the skills and knowledge required to engage with individuals in the area of complementary therapies, with an emphasis on health and well-being. You will develop the knowledge and skills to equip you to competently support clients in a holistic approach to health and well-being using complementary therapies. You will focus in specific subject areas: e.g: reflexology, aromatherapy or Indian head massage. The qualification is validated by Edge Hill University but delivered at Wirral Metropolitan College. There will be opportunities to progress to a full Honours Degree Programme within the Faculty of Health at Edge Hill University should you wish to do so.
You can undertake this qualification at Wirral Metropolitan College, beginning in January 2008.
This one-year foundation course can provide you with the perfect preparation for studying a BA (Hons) degree in Women’s Health at Edge Hill University.
You can undertake this qualification at St Helens College, beginning in September 2007.
Services for children and young people are being improved and expanded, with health and social care being made available at schools, community centres and other settings. To study individuals need one GCE/A Level or equivalent, professional work experience in a relevant subject, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or equivalent.
This Foundation Degree has been developed to ensure you will be prepared to meet the playwork needs of children and young people to levels expected by parents/carers in an inter-professional and rapidly changing workforce. This programme is in line with strategic planning to improve the outcomes for children and young people
This Foundation will provide you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to work closely and effectively alongside families and communities. Developed following discussions and engagement with a diverse multi-professional group, this programme is highly relevant to individuals across a range of workplace settings.
This Foundation Degree provides the in depth understanding of counselling theory and skills required for professional practice, with the opportunity to progress to an Honours degree. It will develop your skills of counselling in an ethical and legal context in the work place and embodies reflective practice and personal development.
The Foundation Degree in Assisting Professional Practice offers differing perspectives on aspects related to health and social care and recognises the developing responsibilities of the Assistant Practitioner who is required to meet the evolving needs of patient/client groups.
Pathways are available in Mental Health, Non-Acute Care and Maternity and Family Support.
Students can gain a degree in Medicine or Dentistry by studying at Carmel College for one year and - if successful - progressing on to a guaranteed place at the University of Liverpool. You need to be over-18 with 5 GCSE’s at minimum grade B including English and Mathematics.
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Achieve a degree in any of the disciplines outlined above by studying at Birkenhead Sixth Form College or St. John Rigby College, Wigan. You need to be over 18 with 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above in Mathematics or English.
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More information about course provision will appear on this site as soon as possible.