Call Us: 01254 389933
Apply Now

Developing Health and Social Care Skills Level 1

Course title: Developing Health and Social Care Skills Level 1 Course level: Level 3
Qualification: Certificate Awarding body: Edexcel
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: One year
Venue: Broad Oak Campus


This is a one year full-time course which involves three days of study a week. The course is designed to provide an introduction in to the health and social care industry. This will include the high expectations and standards of employers within the industry encouraging and supporting you to develop the skills required to progress into further academic study and employment within the health and social care industry. Units included within the course are communication skills, job opportunities, the importance of personal care and health and social care needs.

English and maths: Alongside this programme you will complete functional skills English and maths. These lessons will give you the key skills to progress effectively in everyday life and employment.

Work related learning: During work related learning session there is a focus on developing industry relevant skills and knowledge. There is also opportunity to explore subject areas such as equality and diversity, healthy living, money management and enterprise activities. These sessions complement the vocational sessions with the opportunity to engage in project based work. Learners will apply for a variety of roles throughout their course and will carry out the expectations of the roles to meet the criteria of their specified projects. Projects include working to design a variety of educational activities for individuals in health and social care and mentoring individuals in local educational settings

Tutorial is a workshop designed to develop your employability skills and produce a portfolio of evidence including a CV, personal statement, and general evidence of good practice within your academic studies.

The completion of the Developing Health and Social Care Skills qualification is for learners seeking to develop greater independence and to enter supported employment or to progress to a higher level vocationally-related qualification. The course gives you the opportunity to:

  • Achieve a nationally recognised entry level qualification
  • Develop interests in different areas which may enable progression to a vocational qualification
  • Engage in learning which is relevant to you and will provide opportunities to develop a range of life skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes
  • Progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications
  • Progress to supported employment in a particular vocational sector.

Entry requirements

The Developing Health and Social Care Skills programme is aimed at students aged 16 – 19 years who are possibly achieving at Entry Level 2. You must have English and maths at Entry Level 1 or 2, and you will be expected to attend a college interview.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

How will I be assessed?

The vocational qualification will be assessed throughout the year through written, practical and oral assignments. English and maths are assessed through a final exam.

Progression and employment

Successful completion of this Entry Level 3 Developing Health and Social Care Skills qualification can lead to a place on a Level 1 Health, Social and Early Years programme.

How much will the course cost me?

This course is free of charge for 16 – 18 year olds. There may be an additional cost for trips and equipment but this will be disclosed prior to starting your course.

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

Upcoming Events
Football Academy – March Open Trials

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm