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This course provides a basic introduction to working in Health and Social Care and offers opportunities for moving on to further study. The method of learning is through classroom based activity.

The choice of units gives a broad overview of what it's like to work in Health and Social Care and of the different areas.

  • What will I study?

    The units you will study are likely to include:

    Core Units:

    • Health and Social Care provision
    • Principles and values in health and social care
    • Safeguarding and protection in Health and Social Care
    • Communication in Health and Social Care
    • Health and safety
    • Equality and inclusion

    Specialist Units:

    • introduction to a healthy lifestyle
    • introduction to learning disability
    • introduction to dementia

    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal if you have an interest in gaining a qualification which will prepare you for employment in the Health and Social Care sector and wish to gain a Level 1 qualification in Health and Social Care.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Students will be assessed through:

    • written tasks
    • assignments
    • practical activities
  • Your Study Programme

    If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • The tasks and responsibilities of specific industry job roles, including social activities, monitoring health and assisting with eating, mobility and personal care

    • The importance of having the right values and behaviours

    • How to support individuals to remain safe from harm and promote the health and wellbeing of your colleagues.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Treat people with respect and dignity, honouring their human rights

    • Communicate clearly and responsibly

    • Work professionally and look to further your own professional development.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Care and compassion

    • Effective communication skills

    • Commitment to your role and to the people in your care.
  • General info

    You will need to purchase stationery including a notebook, diary, lever arch file and pens.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    Opportunities include:

    • Level 2 study
    • Level 3 study
    • Apprenticeship
    • University
    • Employment
  • Entry Requirements for new students

    4 GCSEs at Grade 2

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.