Institute: Institute of Community Services

Department: –

Course Title: Diploma in Health and Social Care

Course Code: CS3-03-21

ECTS: 60

Course details

Mode: Includes Work Placement
Prospective candidates who enrol in this course should have an interest in working with elderly persons and persons with different abilities. Lectures include a number of varied topics such as nutrition, equality, diversity, dignity and rights of individuals. Moreover, this programme of study provides a route for education within a number of specialised areas such as the Social Care sector, Early Years Education, and Health Sciences. The programme offers an opportunity for learners to carry out work-based learning in two different host organisations which form part of the sector. Here they will be expected to carry out a range of assigned tasks under supervision. In the case of learners who do not wish to further their studies, this one-year programme provides a suitable exit point to seek employment as a care worker.
Il-kandidati prospettivi li jirreġistraw għal dan il-kors full-time għandhom ikollhom interess li jaħdmu ma’ persuni anzjani u individwi b’kapaċitajiet differenti. Il-lezzjonijiet jinkludu għadd ta’ suġġetti varjati bħan-nutrizzjoni, l-ugwaljanza, id-diversità, id-dinjità u d-drittijiet tal-individwi. Barra minn hekk, dan il-programm ta’ studju jwitti t-triq għal edukazzjoni f’għadd ta’ oqsma speċjalizzati bħas-settur tal-Kura Soċjali, l-Edukazzjoni tat-Tfal fis-Snin Bikrin, u x-Xjenzi tas-Saħħa. Il-programm joffri opportunità biex l-istudenti jirċievu tagħlim ibbażat fil-post tax-xogħol, f’organizzazzjonijiet ospitanti differenti li jiffurmaw parti mis-settur. Hawnhekk ikunu mistennija jwettqu, taħt superviżjoni, ix-xogħol li huma jiġu assenjati. Fil-każ ta’ studenti li ma jixtiqux ikomplu l-istudji tagħhom, dan il-programm ta’ sena jipprovdi punt ta’ ħruġ xieraq biex wieħed isib impjieg bħala ħaddiem ta’ appoġġ jew assistent fil-qasam tal-kura tas-saħħa.
MQF Level: 3
Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Entry requirements: MCAST Foundation Certificate
or
2 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes
Other entry requirements: Prior to embarking on a Work Placement, learners need to:
• satisfy the requirements of the Protection of Minors Act (POMA);
• satisfy specific immunisation requirements; and
• present a clean police conduct.
Career opportunities: Care worker, Care assistant, Support care worker
Programme details:
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Key Information for Prospective, Continuing and Progressing Students for Full-Time Programmes