Academic standards are crucial to get into medical school. A vast variety of GCSEs, plus 3 A levels, or equivalent, are usually essential in the fields of Mathematics and Science. Although a pre-medical year offers opportunities for people applying with non-science A levels. When people are successfully qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, doctors must register with the General Medical Council to practise.
Qualities/Skills required within becoming a Doctor Different doctors have different skills that are useful in the team. The job is academically demanding, because doctors use their knowledge on a day-to-day basis. It requires very hard work and can be emotionally taxing. Important abilities are an enquiring mind, concern for people, a rational approach and the ability to handle pressure. You may not yet have all the hallmarks of excellence for a doctor training to be a general practitioner but we would hope that you have some of them and will encourage and support your personal and professional development towards the remainder!
You will need a positive and welcoming response to new ideas and working methods that vocational training exposes you to. You will need qualities of genuine caring for patients, clinical competence, self-awareness and insight into your own motives, needs and feelings and the ability to work in small interactive groups. It is always nice to see a sense of humour, willingness to lend a hand and tolerance of different points of view. Educationally we hope you will work towards self-direction and develop a continued interest in learning.
Motivation is clearly important, and enthusiasm, commitment and eagerness to learn will help you get the best out of your vocational training. Learning to achieve a balance between your professional and private life requires a certain amount of personal organisation and is an important strategy for retaining a sense of perspective throughout your life as a general practitioner. You will need to be hard working and conscientious. Communication skills are important both for your work with patients and with colleagues. They may have diminished a little whilst at medical school; we hope to resurrect them during vocational training. Ability for problem solving and critical appraisal is important. Bringing the experience of the wider world outside medicine can add to our qualities as a GP.
To become a doctor, there are many ways and different routes.The course is suitable for 16 to 19 (Adult Education). It is a full-time course within the curriculum area of the Early Years and Childcare. The duration of the course is one year. To enter this course students must have at least 4 GCSE grades D/E. Most importantly, one of the GCSEs must be English language at grade D. Another essential quality is that the person will need to have a CRB Police check.
The selection is by interview with tutors and satisfactory reference is required. A fantastic way to impress tutors is to bring in certificates you have achieved throughout your past education history. The course runs over 3 terms (one academic year). The qualification is split into three stages; Award, Certificate, and Diploma, with the Award and certificate building towards the Level 2 Diploma. It is expected that most people will progress through the Award and Certificate to complete the Diploma in order to be able to practise as an early year’s practitioner.
Award – You must achieve Units 1 and ” Certificate – You must achieve Units 1-5 Diploma – You must achieve Units 1-6, plus one optional unit chosen by your centre from units 7-11; 420 GLH to complete. Throughout the qualification you will be expected to participate in a professional practice in a variety of settings in order to apply what you have learnt in a practical environment. For example Unit 1 involves an introduction to working with children – Introductory task. This is going to be the first set piece of work that needs to be completed.
There is an enrolment fee paid directly to the college which covers the registration fees paid to the awarding body CACHE (council for awards in children’s care an Education formally NNEB). Under 19’s do not pay tuition costs. For adults on means-tested no tuition fees are payable. Benefits will not be affected by attendance on the course. All students pay a consumable fee of ï¿½60. There is a charge for the police check of approximately 45. 2 City and guilds level 2 progression award in early years care and education
After this course is completed, students will gain these qualifications: City & Guilds Progression Award, Level 3. It is a part-time course at Advanced Level. This course gives students underpinning knowledge for Level 3 NVQ in children’s care, learning and development. This course also covers health and safety, children’s right and child development. The qualification available is: desirable: A Level 2 Childcare qualification. The assessment is through 5 written assignments. On successful completion of this qualification people can apply for NVQ3. One mandatory aspect is the students need to have literacy skills at level 2. 3 BTEC Certificate in Early Years Care and Education The course is part-time and lasts two years. Learners are required to attend college from 1.00pm through to 9.00pm on Tuesdays. One Unit that students will study is: positive relationships for children’s care, learning and development.
To be accepted for the course applicants must have a minimum of either: 4 GCSE grades at C or above; or equivalent levels of qualifications including GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma/ Certificate: NVQ 2, other Level 2 equivalent qualifications. All entries should be able to demonstrate basic ability in mathematics and English language. A police check will be required from the criminal records bureau. Bursaries may be available from local Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership or local authority. Each unit is assessed using a variety of methods including project and assignment work, tests, presentations and essays. There is a minimum attendance requirement of 80% both in college and at your work experience placement.