MCAST Foundation Certificate or 2 SEC/O-Level passes Preferred: English Language, Biology, Physics and Chemistry
This diploma course provides the knowledge and skills required at an operational level in the care sector. The programme helps you to progress to vocational qualifications in a variety of sectors such as early childhood education, social care and health.
You will be assigned work placements with particular client groups such as the elderly, persons with a disability and children in social care. Among other skills, you will have special sessions on moving and handling as well as infection prevention and control.
A key skills programme, among which English and Mathematics, is also offered alongside this course in order to further improve your chances of success in achieving this diploma.
The course will be assessed as follows: The course is mainly assessed by assignments and knowledge question sessions, practical assessments and work placements.
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Understand individual rights within the health and social care sectors × Identify individual needs within the health and social care sectors × Ensure safe environments for particular client groups × Recognise human lifespan development.
Core Study Units
Communication in Health and Social Care Individual Rights within the Health and Social Care Sectors Individual Needs in the Health and Social Care Sectors Ensuring Safe Environments in Health and Social Care Vocational Experience in a Health or Social Care Setting Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care Human Lifespan Development The Impact of Diet on Health
Key Skills: English Maltese Mathematics Information Technology Personal Development
Progress After Completion
MCAST BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development MCAST BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Social Care) MCAST BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) MCAST Certificate for Medical Secretaries – Level 4