IVQ2 C&G Health Care Diploma
The health and care needs of individuals and groups are now being met in a variety of settings and services that are continually being developed. These cover a range from residential to hospital, day care services and home care. All of these services are striving to adopt the core principles of care in offering person-centred, respectful and dignified care in safe and independence enhancing environments.
This qualification, is accredited locally in Malta MQRIC at Level 3, and is a core requirement to work in this field in Malta.
Course Fee and Grant Scheme:
The course fee is Euro 575.00 per person all-inclusive of City & Guilds certification/ registration, City & Guilds Official Health Care manual, additional notes and C&G Course Passport.
Foreign Students applying for VISA or Residence ID would be required to pay an additional deposit of Euro 250.00 that will be refunded on after they have attendance 80% of the overall course duration.
This course attracts 75% grants from JOBPLUS – Training Pays Scheme for Maltese or EU citizens. For citizens coming outside EU, grants are allowed on the basis that participants have a VISA or a residence ID valid along the duration and until completion of the course. More information about this grant scheme please visit https://jobsplus.gov.mt/schemes-jobseekers/training-pays-scheme
TCTC may assist participants to apply for these grants.
This qualification has been designed to provide a comprehensive core programme of learning and assessment for health and care workers in a range of settings. It is aimed at staff and volunteers or any other individual who may not have other qualifications in the field.
The course is split into 4 units.
- 001 Developing own knowledge and practice in a care setting
- 002 Rights, responsibilities and protection in care
- 003 Communicating with and completing records for individuals in a care setting
- 004 Understanding health and safety practice in a care setting
All 4 units need to be successfully completed to receive certification.
- 18 years of age or older
- English proficiency
- IT literate
- Previous experience would be an asset
Course Duration and additional Tutorials:
The course runs across 10 weeks, during which 48 hours are based in classroom tuition, and the remaining 72 hours will be as a Job Placement experience.
Additional 12 hours of optional Class Tutorials (3 hours per Unit. This is paid upon request and if needed. These hours are set to assist students with additional revision and assignment completion assistance. The cost of this additional support/ tuition is Euro 200.00 for ALL Units i.e. 3 hours x 4.
For a separate and individual Unit Tutorial the cost is Euro 75.00 each based on ONE to ONE private tuition.
Tuition and Tutorials will be held during the week between 1700 till 2000hrs at TCTC Training venues at either Valletta, Paola or Naxxar. For full GROUP schedule and timetable please check with TCTC on 21421784/5 or scroll further down for the groups’ schedules.
It is common practice across most of the groups set, that Saturdays will be dedicated for the full day practice placement at Dar Il-Wens in Kalkara and/or Fgura.
Effective Tuition hours (48 hours):
Pre-Course Meeting 3 hours
Unit 1 -12 hours
Unit 2 – 12 hours
Unit 3 – 9 hours
Unit 4 – 12 hours
Additional Tutorials hours:
12 hours across the course (Can be found on the Detailed course schedule)
JOB Placement hours (x9 Saturdays - 72 hours):
There are 8 Saturdays, across the duration of the course that are dedicated for on the Job Experience. This is part of the course, and would need to be attended on a compulsory basis by each participant.
In addition to the above hours, additional tutorials will be held upon request, in order for students to complete their final assignment for every unit.
You must successfully complete all parts of an assignment, to a satisfactory and appropriate standard, in order to gain a pass grade for each assignment.
All activities are marked on a pass, refer or fail basis. To achieve the IVQ Diploma in Health Care, You must pass the assignments for all four mandatory units to obtain the final certificate from City & Guilds.
You have two opportunities to submit each individual assignment. Assessors will provide precise written feedback and where necessary, further learning opportunities to maximise the candidate’s potential to succeed on their second attempt.
All the assignments will be compiled in a student passport, which will be passed on to City and Guilds for approval and certification.
You will be exposed to the practical side of care work, by means of job placements at Dar il-Wens. During these placements, you will be exposed to the different facets of care work. Practice placements will be held on Saturdays (unless otherwise specified).
Students should keep a journal/ daily diary of what they did and learnt on each placement day. This written progress is fundamental and required for final certification.
€25 fee instead of €45 for the book which is already included in the price.