Would you like to make a difference to society? Dream of working with children? Or would you like to care for the elderly? If so, then our Level 2 Pathway to Care could provide you with the ideal route into in the care industry. Whether this is working with children, adults or the vulnerable, this course will provide you with key transferable skills allowing you to progress and specialise in either Childcare or Health and Social Care.
You will have the opportunity to study aspects of childcare and health and social care over the year. You will learn effective communication skills, including how to overcome barriers to communication and you will explore health and well-being, investigating the role of parents, siblings, and carers. You will cover all ages from infancy to adulthood and the elderly. A key part of this course is work experience placements where you can learn practical skills and gain an understanding of the industry.
Applicants must have 4 GCSEs (A*-D) or (Grade 3 and above) including English and maths. For students wanting to progress with their childcare qualification at level 3 they will need to have achieved their GCSE in English and maths at a grade C (Grade 4/5 and above) during their pathway course. Entry is subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.
Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.
Students are also required an up-to-date DBS check.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a number of ways which will help you develop the relevant skills needed to succeed in this industry. Assessments include project work, exams, presentations, assignments and your portfolio. Your work experience placements will also count towards your final grade.
What can I do next
On completion of this course, you could apply to the Level 3 course in Childcare or the Level 3 course in Health and Social Care.
- Human life span
- Effective communication
- Patterns of child development
- The principles of early years practice