Level 1 Health and Social Care
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: GCSE profile of 5 GCSEs at grade 2, including Maths or English.
Start Date: September 2021
Length: 1 Year
Course Overview

This course provides an interesting and varied basic introduction to the childcare and health and social care sectors. It will help you to develop skills for progression onto higher level courses within this area as well as give you the wider skills such as study skills, communication skills, and English and Maths, to enable you to progress to the next level.

Learning is through classroom based and practical workshop activities. Maths and English will be a core part of the qualification.


What will I learn?

For your chosen vocational option, you will also study a range of topics which may include:

  • Being organised
  • Developing a Personal Development Plan
  • Planning the safe childcare environment
  • Contributing to your community
  • Using digital communication technologies
  • Creative and leisure activities for adults in Health and Social Care
  • Communication with adults and children in Health and Social Work Professions



How will the course be assessed?

Written assignments, exams and practical assessments.




Materials and other information

Alongside all programmes, students will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities from trips and visits, to enterprise activities and fundraising. You may also have the opportunity to complete work experience within your chosen career area.


As part of your study programme you will undertake relevant work experience linked to your career aspiration. This experience is designed to expand your skills, develop your CV and develop industry contacts. You will have support tin finding your placement through your tutors and our dedicated careers team.


Progression and Careers

Students can progress onto a Level 2 qualification in either Childcare or Health and Social Work Professions, Traineeships and Apprenticeships.


Apply Now

Apply Now