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Introduction to Health and Social Care

Course title: Introduction to Health and Social Care Course level: Level 1
Qualification: Certificate Awarding body: Edexcel
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Part-time Course length: 10 weeks, 3 hrs per week.
Venue: Waterside Centre, Accrington


Would you like to learn a new skill or improve your existing skills?
Why not join this short course in health and social care and gain a recognised qualification?

The Level 1 Certificate in Health and Social Care have been designed to develop understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to work in the health and social care sector and to build up practical skills in preparation for employment or progression in education.

Modules and units

Units of delivery include:

  • Communication with adults and children
  • Health and social care needs
  • Investigating rights and responsibilities at work
  • Personal care in health and social care.

Entry requirements


How will I be assessed?

Portfolio of evidence.

Qualifications achieved

Level 1 BTEC Certificate in Health and Social Care (QCF)

Progression and employment

After completion of this bitesize course you will have the opportunity to move on to one of the courses below at the College:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Working in the Healthcare Sector
  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult social Care 

How much will the course cost me?

Please contact us for costs of this course. The fee may be reduced or void depending on the individual’s circumstances.

The cost of the course includes, the college enrolment fee and exam fees.

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


Courses are completely FREE for anyone who is unemployed, actively seeking work and claiming a benefit.

IMPORTANT: Evidence of your benefit claim MUST be brought to the first class.

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354423 or pop into our College to collect an application form.


Additional and key information

For more information about the course, please contact Richard Dwyer:

Call: 01254 354423

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