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On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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L2 Transition Programme in Health | Generic code to identify ILR programme aims

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This course is designed to prepare you for level 3 learning in health and social care.

What will I study?

You will study up to four subjects:

  • Units in health and social care (one unit at level 2 and one unit at level 3)
  • GCSE Human Biology
  • GCSE English (if you have achieved grade 3)
  • GCSE maths (if you have achieved grade 3)

What do I need to join?

GCSE maths, science and English at grade 3. You will also need another two GCSE subjects at grade 4.

You need a positive attitude towards working with people of all ages. You will have a commitment to attendance, being punctual and working in a team as well as independently.

How will I learn?

Classroom study will be used to teach you in an informative and interactive way. Support will be provided online and face to-face. During your placement you will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills that you have learnt in the classroom, whilst being supervised by experienced practitioners and teachers.

Work Experience

You will need to complete a minimum of 36 hours work experience in a health and social care setting. Most learners will achieve more hours, which enhances future employability.

What can I do next?

Successful completion of all elements of the level 2 transition programme including a minimum of a grade 4 for English language, science and maths will enable you to apply for the Level 3 Certificate / Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Successful completion of all elements of the level 2 transition programme including a minimum of a grade 5 for English language, science and maths will enable you to apply for the T Level in Health.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue training whilst working (e.g. via an apprenticeship or other work-based learning programme).

What are my career options?

The skills and knowledge gained on this course will aid progression to further study and/or prepare you to enter the workplace. In the health and social care sector, typical employment opportunities may be as an apprentice or in a support work / health care role, (depending on specific job requirements and age restrictions).

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How will I know how I am doing?

You will be continuously assessed through class work.

Health and social care units are achieved by completion of assignments which are internally assessed.

You will take exams for each of the GCSE subjects.

Supervisors will complete a report about your time in placement. The assessment tasks will develop your ability to respond to real life situations that you may face when in employment.

Are there any extra costs?

There will also be costs for optional day trips within the UK, as well as payment for your DBS check (£51.60 in 2021 – cost for 2022 to be confirmed). You will need to purchase a course text book for health and social care and another human biology. Each book costs around £30.

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