Health and Social Care Level 1
This one-year course is the first step into developing a career in the health and social care sector which has thousands of job vacancies across a range of areas. It will develop your knowledge, skills and confidence and prepare you for further study at Level 2.
Health and social care is about providing physical, emotional and social support to help people live their lives. For various reasons, some people need support to develop and maintain their independence, dignity and control, and manage their health conditions.
This qualification will develop knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. It includes the roles played by workers, from principles and values through to safeguarding and person centred care.
You will complete three days at college studying the course per week whilst developing practical skills in the simulation suite, employability skills and create activities for health and social care settings. We have strong links to local employers and there will be work experience opportunities available, preparing you for further study and employment.
Our courses are delivered by experienced professionals and lecturers, who draw upon their careers to provide you with the support and guidance you need.
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
- You will need to complete a DBS Check
- You must have a minimum of GCSE grade 2 (E) or Level 1 Functional Skills in both English and maths
Range of practical skills
Develop personal and employability skills
Protection and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
Communication, Equality and Inclusion in Health and Social Care
Person-Centred Care in Health and Social Care
Creative activities in Health and Social Care
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
“I really enjoyed studying Health and Social Care. You're treated as an adult at the College and the tutors get to know you on a personal level, they are really supportive and their knowledge is invaluable. I felt as though I grew as a person during my time there, which is so important."Caitlyn Crofts