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This programme is an excellent way to prepare you for the world of work and centres on you being part of a busy hospital. Working from a base classroom at Musgrove hospital, you study employability skills, how to identify your strengths and areas to develop, and prepare for work rotations based in different departments within the hospital.
You will undertake the hospital induction training and develop skills in the care sector. You require an enhanced DBS which you are supported to complete prior to starting the course. During your studies, you will also continue to work to improve your maths and English skills.
Employability skills could include:
Following an initial assessment to establish your starting point, you will be given an assessment plan for all aspects of your development and be assessed throughout in partnership with the employer. Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence including photographs, practical and written assessments. Staff also observe you in lessons and on work placement. Your progress will be monitored using RARPA (Recognising & Recording Progress & Achievement). If not already achieved, you will be entered into of English and/or maths qualifications at the appropriate level, Functional Skills or GCSE. You will attend English and maths lessons every week and complete an exam at the suitable time of the year.
On successful completion of the programme, you are prepared to enter the world of work.
Applicants must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and want to move into employment by the end of the programme. Entry is subject to a successful interview and initial assessment.
It’s a pleasure and honour to study at this College. My tutors and the Learning Support Assistants provide all the support I need and are always there for me. They make it clear they’re working with you rather than taking a leading role.
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