MCAST Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care (Social Care)
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|MQF Level||Level 4|
|Duration||2 years full-time|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care
MCAST Diploma in Health and Social Care
MCAST Diploma in Applied Science
4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes
Preferred: Mathematics, English Language, Maltese, Physics, Chemistry, Social Studies, Nutrition Food Consumer Studies (Home Economics), Biology
|Other Entry Requirements||For work placement, candidates need to satisfy the requirements of the Protection of Minors Act, be in possession of a clean police conduct and satisfy specific immunisation requirements.|
|Course Description||This course has been developed to prepare students to work in care-related careers in a professional capacity. After this two-year course, students will often seek employment in various care sectors as social support workers.
The course provides a holistic approach in that the subjects covered include sociology, psychology, legislation, communication studies and human biology. It also covers topics which help students understand how to deal with the different types of vulnerable service users they could possibly face. Such skills and knowledge are of utmost importance in the care sector.
Work placements carried out during the course, give students the opportunity to work with different client groups and get acquainted with the services provided by different agencies/organisations in the sector.
|Study/Course Delivery||The course content is covered mainly through lectures held at MCAST as well as through supervised block placements which give students the opportunity to work with different client groups.|
|Assessment||The course is mainly assessed through assignments and knowledge question sessions, practical assessments and work placements.|
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Provide a safe environment for adults and children
2. Deal with challenging behaviour
3. Use effective communication in health and social care settings
4. Use different psychological perspectives when dealing with clients.
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|Career Opportunities||Social support worker|