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Paediatric First Aid

The Paediatric First Aid course covers the following subjects:
• Prioritising the scene
• Unconscious baby and child
• Baby and child CPR
• Wounds and bleeds
• Choking baby and child
• Shock
• First aid kits and hygiene techniques
• Burns and scalds
• Anaphylaxis
• Objects in eyes, ears and nose
• Recording and reporting accidents

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Health, Social Care and Childrens and Young Peoples Settings

What does the qualification cover?

This social care qualification will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. They include the roles played by workers, from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.

This qualification:

• is aimed at learners who wish to develop an understanding of these settings before deciding whether working in the sector is for them.
• allows learners to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the sectors.
• allows learners to tailor their learning to their interests through the provision of a broad range of optional units.
• provides opportunities for the development of transferable skills .
• supports progression to Level 2 qualifications in health, social care or children’s settings.
• provides learners with the opportunity to progress to employment, in due course, in a range of job roles in the care sectors. .

Who is the qualification suitable for?

Anyone considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be 18+ as this is a 1 day course not a study programme.

How many credits are required to complete the qualification?

The Award requires 10 credits.

How is the qualification assessed?

It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

No, as these are knowledge only qualifications.

How long does the qualification take to complete?

You can usually complete it in a year or less.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the Funding page.

Which type of job roles can learners apply for on completion?

This qualification does not qualify you to work but does provide a starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for you.

Qualification Reference Number:

600/1211/0

Qualification Title:
NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

What does this qualification cover?
This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures. This qualification also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Worker.

Who is it suitable for?
All those who wish to work or are working in a lead adult care worker role with adults in health and social care settings.

What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 16 years old and those under 18 will be expected to be in college and placement full time, meeting the government requirements ( 2 full days a week in placement throughout the year plus English and maths if required)
Adults will be expected to complete 1 day a week voluntary or work placement

How is this qualification structured?
Learners must achieve a total of 58 credits for the Diploma, with 35 of these credits being at Level 3 or above. All learners will need to complete the 9 mandatory units, thereby achieving a total of 28 credits. Learners will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits from the optional units.

How is it assessed?
The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

How many credits are required to complete it?
58

How long will it take to complete this qualification?
Learners can usually complete the qualification in 12/24 months.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners can progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management fo

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Care Programme

What does this qualification cover?
This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.

The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work.

It covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.

The content is also aligned with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards.

Who is it suitable for?
Learners who wish to work or are working in a variety of different settings within the NHS and private care facilities.

What work experience / placement is required
You will be expected to volunteer or work in a placement for one day a week over the year.

What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 16 years old and those under 19 will be expected to be in college and placement full time, meeting the government requirements ( 2 full days a week in placement throughout the year plus English and maths if required)
Adults will be expected to complete 1 day a week voluntary or work placement

How many credits are required to complete it?
Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain this qualification. Learners must achieve 24 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units.

How is it assessed?
All units are internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence.

Access to Paramedic Studies Level 3

Paramedics have a highly responsible role, being the first healthcare professionals to arrive at the scene responding to a range of emergency and non-emergency situations. The job offers great variety and personal development opportunities.

The course is well suited to meet the entry requirements and to prepare you for higher education. The College has well established relationships with universities resulting in excellent progression.

This one year course offers a flexible and comprehensive range of modules.  You select a personalised course that can meet a variety of outcomes.  Modules are available at different levels and subject areas include:-

• Biology
• Psychology
• Professional Studies
• Health

Acceptance on all courses is by interview only.

You will need to demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for the subject, along with GCSE (or equivalent) English and maths.  Help and assistance can be given to students who have difficulty with language, numeric and IT skills.

Successful completion of the course can lead directly into Higher Education or other vocational awards.

CACHE QCF Level 2 Award /Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This one year Level 2 course takes place at both the Kensington Centre on Thursdays or the Chelsea Centre on Fridays.

The course is aimed at those who wish to become teaching assistants or learning support assistants in a school setting.

You will be introduced to all aspects of supporting teaching and learning practice including safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, communication and professional relationships with children, promoting positive behaviour and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Work Placement
You will be required to complete a minimum of 185 hours in placement in a school.

What background and qualifications do you need?
You need good spoken and written English to take the course and an interest in working with children in schools.

What does the course lead to?
The course gives you a Level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work as a teaching assistant.

Where will I study?
The course runs at both campuses.

What are the facilities and equipment like?
The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre on both sites where you can work in silence or in small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 10 written assignments which are assessed by the course tutor. All pieces of work are at level 2.
You will also be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure that you are implementing the best practice which you are learning in college. You will have 2 assessments throughout the year.

Are course materials available online?
Lecturers make full use of Moodle where you can access materials to support you on the course. This is available both inside and outside college.

What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?
The initial assessment will take around 2 hours. If you have achieved GCSE qualifications you should bring proof of your grades to the assessment. After this you will be interviewed to check your commitment to long term study and also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the course.

Access to Radiography Level 3

There is far more to Radiography than taking X-rays, you can choose to specialise in diagnostic or therapeutic radiography.

What ever route you choose you will be entering a rewarding and varied profession.

Did you leave school a long time ago?
Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school?
Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction?

If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study Radiography this is the course for you.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Radiography: City, South Bank, Hertfordshire, Portsmouth, Exeter Suffolk

Access to Midwifery Level 3

There is a shortage of midwives in the NHS and there are plans to increase the numbers in the next few years. Would you like to be a part of this rewarding profession?

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm. Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Midwifery: Kings, West London, Middlesex, South bank, Huddersfield, Kingston

Access to Nursing Level 3

Our highly successful Access to Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic Studies, Radiography, Science and Sports Science courses run over one year and are for students wishing to gain a level 3 qualification that allows them to progress onto a degree program.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education.

This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you to have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Nursing: Kingston, South Bank, Buckinghamshire

Access to Science Level 3

The Access to Science course is for students wishing to progress to university, to study on science-related courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Paramedic Science, Pharmacy, Food Science and Microbiology and some healthcare related degree courses. This is an intensive study programme and you will need to be completely committed and prepared to undertake self-study. It is recommended that you gain some experience in a relevant setting by the time you begin your Access to Science course.

To pass the diploma students have to achieve 60 credits, 45 are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction and the remaining 15 credits are from compulsory study skills units which include; essay writing, research skills and critical thinking, the successful completion of which is designed to prepare students for the kinds of independent study that they will experience in Higher Education. This is a demanding intensive course and you will need to be highly motivated with a committed and organised approach and a genuine aptitude and passion for your subject. You are expected to self-study for a minimum of 10 extra hours a week in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the work load.

Depending on your chosen progression route, some universities may expect you to have gained experience working in a relevant vocational setting and are also likely to require a DBS check. It is strongly advised that you have any required work experience in place by the time you begin your Access course.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for these Access courses are:

  • GCSE Maths A* to C
  • GCSE English A* to C

If you do not already hold these qualifications, we advise you to gain these qualifications before enrolling onto Access to H.E. Many universities will be asking you for high grades in your work and you need to be sure these are achievable.
You should research university courses very carefully to make sure you have what they are looking for as you will be applying for a university place within the first term.

What Books And Equipment Do I Need?

  • You will need writing materials to take notes and store class handouts.
  • You will need access to a computer to produce your course work
  • A booklist is provided but there are no mandatory books to purchase.

Where will I Study ?

  • All classes are at the Chelsea, Hortensia Road SW10 0QS site.
  • There is a laboratory space used for some of the lectures.

What will I learn?

There are 5 Study Skills across all Access pathways and these support the academic skills you will need for both the course and for progression to higher education. There are a range of biology units that cover the main body systems, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous; some pathways also complete a practical science unit. Pathways will have specialist units in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Sports Science and Radiography includes 3 units in Physics. Science pathways will study Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by subject specialists through a range of classroom based activities both theoretical and practical. Your day is divided into four 90 minute classes covering a range of subject areas. You will be required to attend for two full days a week, 9.30am until 4.30pm. Access is an intensive study program; you must be completely committed to work hard and are required to maintain 100% attendance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on-going and developed through a portfolio of course work. A large proportion of your work will be essay or assignment based but you can also expect exams, presentations and project work. Each term will cover a different range of units and there are strict assessment deadlines linked to achievement of merit and distinction grades.

There are 45 credits available at merit and distinction level and some universities will make an offer conditional on achieving a specified grade profile.

What can I do next?

You will be applying to your chosen universities through UCAS around October, November time.  The Kensington and Chelsea College Access programme has excellent links with a wide range of universities and each year a number of our students progress to the Russell group universities. Progression routes have included: 

  • Science: Kent, Royal Holloway, Brighton, Kings, Southampton, London Metropolitan, St Mary’s