• Head of Health, Care & Childhood Studies

    Wendy Gaskin

    Welcome! I’m Wendy Gaskin, and it is my pleasure to welcome you to our Open Event and introduce you to the subjects in Health, Care and Childhood Studies. I hope you find all this course information really useful and it helps you feel excited about the future!

    Contact

    e: openevents@runshaw.ac.uk

  • Course Leader - Level 3 Health & Social Care

    Yvette Mitchell

    Job Title: CIT Leader for Level 3 Health & Social Care (YEAR 1)

    University attended: University of Central Lancashire

    Why should students choose your subject?

    The course has been developed to prepare you to work in health-related careers. It provides knowledge, skills and understanding required for working in a health or social care environment. It provides specialised studies directly relevant to individual careers and professions within the health and care sector. Also, there are opportunities for you to focus on the development of the major essential skills and the wider essential skills in a health and social care context, such as improving own performance, working with others and problem-solving.

    Where do students progress to after studying your subject?

    Our students have progressed into degrees linked to a variety of health and social care careers such as Adult Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Paramedic Science degrees. Others have secured employment in care homes, ambulance services and home care agencies.

    Tim Antrobus

    Job Title: CIT Leader for Level 3 Health & Social Care (YEAR 2)

    University attended: University of Liverpool

    Why should students choose your subject?

    The course has been developed to prepare you to work in health-related careers. It provides knowledge, skills and understanding required for working in a health or social care environment. It provides specialised studies directly relevant to individual careers and professions within the health and care sector. Also, there are opportunities for you to focus on the development of the major essential skills and the wider essential skills in a health and social care context, such as improving own performance, working with others and problem-solving.

    Where do students progress to after studying your subject?

    Our students have progressed into degrees linked to a variety of health and social care careers such as Adult Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Paramedic Science degrees. Others have secured employment in care homes, ambulance services and home care agencies.

     

  • Course Leader - Level 1 & 2 Health and Social Care

    Kirsty Burgoyne

    Job Title: CIT Leader for level 1 and 2 Health and Social Care

    University attended: University of Central Lancashire

    Why should students choose your subject?

    Both the level 1 and 2 courses has been developed to prepare you to work in health-related careers. The units you will learn teach you the knowledge, skills and understanding required for working in a health or social care environment. It also teaches you employability skills that are essential not only for starting a health and social care career but also other employment e.g. improving your own performance, communication skills, working with others and problem-solving.

    Where do students progress to after studying your subject?

    Many of our student’s progress to the next level of education e.g. level 2 or 3 in health and social care. However, some choose to go straight into employment e.g. care worker as they have gained the relevant skills. There is also the option of learning in practice by completing an apprenticeship.

     

     

  • Course Leader - Level 3 Children’s Play, Learning & Development (Early Years Educator)

    Helen Bayliss

    Job Title: Course Leader National Extended Diploma in Children’s Play Learning and Development

    University attended: The Open University

    Why should students choose your subject?

    Students who study our course achieve not only a 3 A Level equivalent qualification, they also gain Early Years Educator status enabling them to progress straight into work. During their studies, students are taught by tutors who have trained as early years professionals, bringing a wealth of experience from across the early years sector to support students underpinning knowledge and understanding. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 750 hours on work placement and have the opportunity to gain experience across three age ranges – 0-2 years, 2-4 years and 5-7 years 11 months in nurseries and primary schools. Classroom activities give students the chance to learn the different strategies require to effectively care for and educate young children, students are then able to implement their knowledge within their work placement setting.

    Where do students progress to after studying your subject?

    Successful students can expect to find work as early years’ practitioners in social services settings, education, the health service, voluntary and private nurseries, with families, or with holiday companies as children’s representatives. Lots of our students have been successful in securing employment within a setting they have attended during placement.

    Students have progressed onto a variety of universities including Primary Teaching with QTS, Early Years Teaching with QTS (Edge Hill and Cumbria), Social Work (Liverpool Hope and Lancaster), Counselling Skills and Psychology (Chester University), Primary Education Special Educational Needs (Liverpool Hope) and Childhood and Youth and Psychology (Liverpool Hope and BA (Hons) in Early Years Development and Learning with integrated Norland Diploma (Norland College).

     

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