Jersey Progression Qualification in Health and Social Care

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Jersey Progression Qualification in Health and Social Care

Who is this course for?

This course provides you with a general experience of what you need to know to work in the Health and Social Care Industry. You will go on work experience throughout the year and get to know about the kinds of jobs and careers available to you in a number of different settings. The course will help you build your self-confidence and communication skills to become successful in a demanding but highly rewarding area of work.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

You will need:

  • five GCSEs at grade 2 or 3 (grade E-D) or higher, including BOTH Maths and English Language.
  • a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (£45) and sign up to the Update Service (£13).


How long is this course?

One-year full-time course starting in September and ending in June.


What will I study on this course?

Units include:

Development Through the Life Stages – provides the opportunity to explore how human beings grow and develop throughout their lives. It will enable you to investigate factors that affect growth and development and consider how these factors are interrelated.

Health & Wellbeing – Health is influenced by a range of biological and lifestyle factors and by the choices that people make in their everyday lives. This unit gives you the opportunity to explore how healthy and unhealthy lifestyle choices impact on health and well-being. You will develop your skills in assessing and supporting personal strategies that can be used to improve health and well-being.

Meeting Individual Needs in Health and Social Care – This unit will encompass knowledge gained throughout the course to enable learners to understand, plan and deliver care to meet the needs of individuals. Using a combination of theoretical models and practical activities learners will be able to demonstrate overall progress. 

Working in the Industry – develop your readiness for the world of work. Through research activities you will develop an awareness of your industry sector and the opportunities that may be open to you. You will assess your current employability skills, plan for and undertake work-related developmental activities. This unit concludes with an opportunity to re-assess your skill set and the progress made.

Communication in Health and Social Care – gives you the opportunity to investigate different forms of communication and how they are used effectively both within teams of health and  social care professionals and with vulnerable individuals. Good communication is vital and underpins effective working in the sector. This will equip you with the appropriate skill set to use in health and social care settings.

Services and Values in Health and Social Care – allows you to investigate the range of health care provision available in Jersey and understand how services support individuals. Health and social care values underpin all good practice within the sector. This unit will provide you with the opportunity to explore these values and understand how to demonstrate them in practice in a variety of settings.

Care of Disorders – allows you to investigate common disorders related to the body systems, their effect on the body, signs and symptoms, causes and treatment including the possible effects on the individual. You will also apply understanding to explore care pathways experienced by individuals.

Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care – within our society it is important that all individuals have equal access to health and social care services and that their diverse needs and rights are addressed. This unit will allow you to explore the importance of non- discriminatory practice and how health and social care services can promote equality and diversity.

Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care – explore a range of creative and therapeutic activities used in health and social care settings and examine their benefit to individuals. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your learning by carrying out a practical activity within a health and social care setting.

The Human Body – gives you the opportunity to explore the structure and function of major systems of the body and how they work together to maintain the body as a whole. You will then apply this knowledge and demonstrate first aid skills to meet the needs of individuals in a range of scenarios.


What Qualification will I gain?

Jersey Progression Certificate/Diploma in Health and Social Care. 

Students must pass all units to gain the Diploma.


Will I go out on work experience?

Courses at Highlands College are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course, you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for.

You will spend at least one week in a work placement.


What does this course lead on to?

The course will prepare you for advanced level study. You can also progress into working in an assistant capacity in Health and Social Care settings, for example: a Health Care Assistant.

Achieving other qualifications and gaining experience as part of the Highlands Study Programme will enable you to progress to the Level Three Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or other Advanced Technical or Vocational courses that the college offers.


How much will it cost?

There are no fees for this course but students must obtain a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check – £45 and join the Update Services – £13.


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608582 or email:


Additional Information

All 6th form courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers. Where a course does not meet the required number, it will be reluctantly cancelled for that academic year. Applicants affected will be contacted and offered a transfer to another course if a suitable one is available.

Anyone who has been out of education for longer than 6 months will be invited for interview. Following interview, the application will be referred to a review panel.

International students should contact Jersey immigration on before making an application.